It is often said you are what you eat, so surely the same can be said about what you wear. But how can your personality show through when you are at school wearing the same uniform as everyone else? For starters, your school bag can speak volumes. It can be loud or timid, large or small ... maybe just like your personality. To American model Aaron Ziegler, bags, including school bags, are more than just functional accessories. 'Yes, while they have to be functional, form is more important these days. We are visually stimulated and influenced by advertisements, movies and computers,' he said. 'Because we live in a visually stimulated society, we tend to judge people by what they wear and what they have,' said Ziegler, now living in Hong Kong. So, dear reader, what kind of bag did you pick for your return to school? Does it suit your personality? Check the following list and find out. Classic backpack This kind of small backpack allows you to carry a few items. It's for somebody who does not use their backpack other than for school or to carry a few belongings, such as a planner, keys, phone, pencils and papers. Backpack with side pockets These bags are for the outdoor types, people who carry a lot of things like shoes, a bottle of water, clothing and a towel. They use the bag more than just for school. Maybe they do lots of extra-curricular activities or play sports. Shoulder bag with a flap People using this kind want a bit more security and privacy for their stuff. It's one of the most popular bags. Monostrap backpack This is a bag for someone who wants to feel they have control over their belongings. Nowadays, with so many pick-pockets around, people are more concerned about the safety of their belongings. Handbag This kind of bag is for those who like to have control over their things but don't want to burden themselves too much. Bags in plain colours These bags are for people trying to match their clothing, or perhaps because it's their favourite colour. They want something simple, not complicated. There is so much going on around you in a big city like Hong Kong, you want your things to be clear and simple - not something that makes you dizzy when you look at it. If the bag is a bright colour, the person may be trying to make a statement about themselves, like people do with cars. Take a black car or a yellow car. Both cars say something totally different to the other. One says daring, bold, crazy and adventurous. The darker colour is for people who don't want to be noticed. Those who carry bags with brighter colours don't mind being outspoken or more noticeable. Darker colours also hide the dirt and are for people who want to keep their bag for a long time. Bags with patterns These are for people who don't mind busy things. It also depends on what the pattern is. People might really like the pattern, or simply be following the latest style. For instance, right now in the United States, military and camouflage patterns are very popular. That may have something to do with the times we are living in - a time of war and chaos. Bags with pins or badges These are for people who are cause-orientated and use their bags as a way of advertising. So, if your bag fits you and your personality, carry it with pride.