School may be out for the summer, but that doesn't mean you should pitch your backpack or stuff it away in some corner of your closet until fall.

If outdoor adventuring is on your summer agenda (you know: hiking, mountain biking, picnicking, finding a beach somewhere and parking it), a backpack is a basic necessity. And no one ever lived the high school graduate's dream of backpacking through Europe without a backpack, am I right?

Or perhaps your plans are a lot less rugged and a little more urban. A pair of low-heeled wedges are stylish with anything from shorts to skirts, but offer functional comfort for an all-day cruise around town. And a pack will suit you just right for all those farmer's market finds.

 

Pompey Sandal, Hip & Humble | Herschel 'Little America' Backpack, The Stockist by Fresh