Stand Out In A World Of Uniform With Life Style Sports

Ireland may be in the height of a heatwave, but with September looming, now is the time to get one step ahead and start thinking about Back to School shopping. With school dress code rules, expressing your personal style can be a challenge, but Life Style Sports, Ireland’s largest sports fashion retailer, is here to help you stand out in a world of uniform! A new school year is the perfect chance to get your style in check and Life Style Sports is the best place to pick out a bag that reflects your personality, along with other term time essentials for the new season ahead.


Bags are the ultimate way to make a style statement and stand out from the crowd as you enter a new class and with Life Style Sports students can opt to personalise their bags with customisation too! If you’re into keeping it simple and cool, why not opt for an adidas Originals Classic Backpack (from €30), available in pink, blue and blackor for a more stand out look, choose the adidas Originals Animal Print Backpack (€40), emblazoned with the iconic logo and including a laptop sleeve, exterior storage compartment and a padded back and straps, for extra comfort on the go.

The Jansport Big Student Backpack (€70) works for kids carrying around heavy books, with compartments to fit everything from binders, to stationary, to those all-important snacks, it’s a long-standing favourite with parents as it also comes with a lifelong warranty! If making a bold statement is more up your street, the Nike Elemental Air Backpack (€30) in a standout red will be sure to make heads turn and help you secure top marks for style – it also comes with a matching pencil case for the win!

Hauling dem’ books just got a whole lot more stylish this year, with thanks to the Puma Buzz Backpack (€30) – even though camouflage usually means blending in, this blue and black camo print bag, with two A4 compartments, a laptop sleeve and water bottle pocket will see you standing out in the yard. If superheroes are more your thing, the Vans Realm Marvel Backpack (€45)is a bang on-trend bag for this September! This bag showcases the women of Marvel in a special graphic print on the main compartment, paired with the classic Vans checkerboard print on the exterior compartment.

There are a range of options for football fans, including the Nike Neymar Backpack (€30) in black with a striking gold graphic, padded straps and a laptop sleeve is bound to shoot you straight to the top of the style leaderboard, or perhaps choose to stash your essentials in something classic and sporty like the Ellesse Khaki Sarral Backpack (€35), which has lots of space for all your bits and bobs with 2 x A4 compartments and water bottle pocket.

Still not sure what bag to buy? To help you decide, here’s 7 top tips from the experts at Life Style Sports to help you pick the bag that’s best for you:

  • Stand Out! – with school rules in place, expressing your personal style can be a challenge, so pick a bag that lets your personality shine through and stand out in a world of uniform. For a bag that makes it ‘personal’ why not opt for bag customisation, which allows you to get up to 8 characters (including symbols) on your bag for €5, available on
  • Support – padding on the straps and back will provide you with extra comfort for those days when your books are weighing you down
  • Water resistant – Though we hope the sun decides to stay, this added feature will make sure you don’t wreck your expensive books and laptop when those rainy days kick in
  • Size – make sure it fits all of your A4 books and notepads, along with being perfect for your height so that you’ve optimum weight distribution and it doesn’t get too heavy when it’s overloaded!
  • Multi compartments – get organised and make things easy to find with a bag that has multiple compartments, along with an extra holding place for your water bottle to stay hydrated when the homework hits hard
  • Added value – an added bonus is if your bag comes with a free pencil case or laptop sleeve. Look out for those extras to help you be extra!
  • Long lasting – For those who are in it for the long haul, a lifelong warrantee gives you bang for your buck


With bags this good you’ll be totally looking forward to getting back in the classroom, but don’t forget that Life Style Sports has you sorted for your after-school fun as well. It’s not all homework and hassle, you gotta’ make room to chill out with your squad too!

Girls, kick back and relax in an athleisure outfit that will be sure to see your Insta-taps soar, with a pink and white adidas Trefoil T-Shirt (from €22), made from soft cotton jersey that will secure your street style status, the Nike Printed Wheel Tight (€30) with sweat-resistant fabric to keep you dry and the adidas Originals Samba OG trainers (€60) in black and white to finish off your #OOTD.

For after school messin’ with your mates, lads can update their look with the brand-new Messi Collection. Throw on the Messi Icon T-shirt (€25), Messi HZ Hoody (€48), the Messi W Pant (€40) and Nike Pegasus 35 trainers (€55) to really up your game! The good news is that you can also get your hands on two selected logo tees for €25 across brand such as Puma, adidas, and Nike.

Whether it’s a slick and simple bag, or something with a bit more edge, Life Style Sports has everything you need to kick off the new school season in style, with 2 stores in Tipperary and 54 stores nationwide and 24/7 access to all the latest fashion at www.lifestylesports.comCustomers buying online can have purchases delivered to their door or to their nearest Life Style Sports store with the free Click & Collect service. Orders placed by 7pm from Sunday to Friday will be delivered to your chosen store the next day, so there’s no excuse not to arrive at the school gate in style this term!


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