Chic Backpack Trends
Over the past few years, the backpack has risen rapidly in the fashion world. From its 90s “must have” status to a dip in popularity in the naughties, its versatility and usefulness have earned it a deserved spot on the back of the modern woman.
The modern woman is on-the-go, needs her hands free to use her phone or tablet, and wants quick access to a multitude of items. What’s more, she has an active lifestyle and likes to express her uniqueness through her fashion choices.
So this new phase of backpacks is perfectly designed for whatever modern woman you are.
- For the gym bunny – Adidas by Stella McCartney
Fashion meets sport as Stella McCartney designs for Adidas. With a gunmetal metallic grey reflective nylon, this backpack is not only chic but also reflective, so you’ll be spotted when you’re out running. The shoulder straps and back are made of breathable mesh and the waist, shoulder, and chest straps are adjustable, making it ideal for those with an active lifestyle.
It’s roomy enough for your gym kit, with a wide zip-around fastening, a nylon lining, and three internal pockets. But the real benefit of this bag is that it’s not just a gym bag—it’s so stylish that it makes the perfect day bag for the active fashionista. Wear it with a sports-chic neoprene dress.
- For the geek chic-k – Qasa Y-3
This uber-cool backpack is ideal for the urban woman. The Qasa Y-3 is cutting-edge fashion—made of on-trend scuba fabric in classic black. Its minimalist design features an elasticated strap, adjustable shoulder straps, and a subtle trim—all wrapped up in a bold, boxy design.
It’s oversized, making it roomy enough for your laptop and more. There’s also plenty of internal pockets, a front pocket, and a two-way zipped top, providing easy access to all of your belongings. Wear it to the office with wide culottes.
- For the on-trend hipster – Givenchy printed backpack
Givenchy are getting into the autumn spirit with a “falling leaves” inspired backpack, perfect for those who like to stay up to date with the season’s fashion. With a black and blazing red design and lavish leather straps, it’s vibrant enough to brighten up any cozy autumn outfit.
It’s also spot on for the season’s weather—since it’s made of a handy water-resistant fabric. Adjustable shoulder straps and a plethora of pockets make it practical as well as pretty. Wear it with an over sized jumper and skirt combo.
- For the green warrior – Eytys Void backpack
It’s not often that Scandinavia is at the forefront of fashion, but Eytys are breaking the mold with this backpack. This “Void” backpack certainly isn’t lacking in personality. With a highly contemporary design, a “clear ink” transparent polyeurethane body, welded joints making it air- and water-tight, and an adjustable roll top fastening, it’s way ahead of the crowd.
This backpack takes a unique, “green fashion” approach for the woman who is conscious of the environment and her impact on it. It’s perfect for vegans and veggies, and the polyeurethane industry is working hard to be eco-friendly. Wear it with an up cycled tee and ethical tights.
- For the classy traveller – Balenciaga giant “Traveller” backpack
Whether it’s totes or chic backpacks trends, Balenciaga are always on point. This super-soft Lamb leather backpack is a subtle grey with contrasting gold-tone hardware—luxury at its best. A drawstring and buckle fastening coupled with a traditional shape give it classic appeal.
With adjustable shoulder straps, a zipped front pocket, and internal zipped pocket, it’s also versatile and practical for the traveller. It’s ideal for long weekend breaks as a day bag. Wear it with jeans and cute top.
- For the girls – Giuliette by Salvatore Ferragamo
This adorable backpack is perfect for those who love the feminine look. This mini backpack features soft quilted denim, frayed edges, and cute signature bow. It maintains a chic edge with metallic straps.
With a drawstring top, magnetic fastening, and internal pocket, it’s big enough for all of your essentials and looks wonderful with a floral dress on a day out.