Rucksacks are an essential component of any wardrobe, the perfect companion for both workwear and weekend looks. Long gone are the days when you had to struggle along with an over-stuffed handback and wonky shoulders.
Embrace the new acceptability of backpacks and get your hands on one of these beauties. With the ability to hold everything you need (or might need) for a day in the office, and smart enough to accessorise any post-work outfit, there’s really no excuse not to invest! Since I’ve had mine, I haven’t once considered going back to a handbag.
This gorgeous suede rucksack is the easiest way to nod to the seventies trend happening everywhere right now. Spotted on the catwalk at Burberry, it has already filtered down to the high street in the form of this easy-to-wear gem.
Why pick one gorgeous Herschel rucksack when you can pick two?! The mint green is an understated way to add colour to your wardrobe, whereas the orange geometric pattern adds an edge to any outfit. Both are guaranteed to perk up a rainy day, and are sturdy enough to hold anything you throw at (or in!) them.
It’s small, it’s gold, it’s less than £20. It’s perfect. Metallics are looking to be big for A/W, so get ahead of the trend with this little treasure. It’s a great way to perk up a monochrome outfit, and the ideal companion for going from office floor to dance floor on a Friday night.
For those who like all black everything, this neoprene backpack is the one for you. I always think neoprene adds a bit of interest to an outfit without being too try-hard, and it’s also really resilient so it can withstand a bit of bashing on the tube. This is very high on my list of must-buys once my current ASOS rucksack wears out.
Sporty and sweet, this rucksack has it all. It’s perfectly suited for getting all your lycra from office to gym and still has room for the essential lunchbox. It’s also a great way of getting a bit of sports luxe into your look without actually having to do any sports.