Backpacks are big news this season. Seen slung over the shoulders of the coolest celebrities, they are bang on trend and can finish off an outfit in style. An additional bonus is that they are far more spacious than a shoulder bag so you will be able to carry everything you need with ease. This latest backpacks to hit the market tick both the practical and the style boxes - a dream combination.
The high street is bursting at the seams with backpacks in every style, fabric and size imaginable. Current designs are linking in with seasonal fashion trends, so you will see everything from cool camouflage to edgy Aztec styles and everything in between.
Fab for festivals
For a great and practical way to carry all your festival gear, consider a backpack in a ditsy floral to reflect your environment. If you are looking to travel light, there are some larger styles on the market where you should be able to fit a weekends worth of stuff, or there are several smaller, cute versions for your festival essentials, such as phone, lippy and some cleansing wipes. If you are really going to be roughing it, go for a waxed canvas style that will keep your stuff dry no matter how hard it rains.
No longer do backpacks come in one boring shade of navy. Ramp up your school style with a cool monochrome look, or go wild with one of the fringed versions that are massive this season. A quilted version will provide more protection for your possessions and they hit the fashion nail on the head . Make sure you go for a structured style that is big enough for all your stuff and do not forget that there are plenty of designs that will easily accommodate a laptop. With the great selection available both on the high street and online, there's never been a better time to buy on trend bags.
Day to night
There are plenty of backpacks that can take you from office to party transition with ease. Go for a smaller style accessorised with fringing or diamante detailing and you will see just how versatile the modern backpack can be.
Whether you are looking for a great backpack to take to work, or one that's able to handle a ton of school books but still look cool, there is an option out there for you. Most of use our bags every day, so make sure to look for a well-made piece that will be able to handle whatever challenges you throw at it. No longer are we stuck in the days of boring, frumpy hiking style backpacks, today many companies are producing on modern, funky pieces with all manner of cool styling. Whatever your look, you will find a backpack that perfectly complements look. Just throw it over your shoulder and go.
Daisy McCallum is an experienced fashion writer. She has been writing for style websites and printed media for over 10 years. Daisy gives practical, up-to-the-minute advice on subjects such as where to buy on trend bags and travels frequently to New York, London and Paris.