It’s officially fall, which means the long, lazy days of summer are behind us and work schedules are once again ramping up. Even though I’ve been in the workforce for quite a long time, I still always feel like a kid going back to school once fall rolls around. Something about the change of seasons and the quicker pace makes me feel like I’m hitting the books all over again.
Maybe that’s why I am a little bit obsessed with backpacks right now, but rendered in modern shapes and clean lines, with upgraded materials, luxe finishes and fun pops of colour. They give off a hint of that student vibe while being utterly practical for the morning and post-work commute (perfect for emailing from your smart phone while drinking that steaming Americano).
Zara in particular has a great selection ranging from on-trend styles to classic and chic staples, while Aritzia has some beautiful, simple and unadorned options. They’re sure to convert any tote-carrying lady into a backpack aficionado!
See below for some of my top picks!