We’ve gone on an adventure of some sort every weekend with the kids and each time I’ve noticed just how annoying it is to carry a tote bag. You are chasing or carrying kids, it’s constantly slipping down your shoulder and, for the love of God, that bag is HEAVY!
What’s my latest solution? A backpack – really???
At first I cringed at the thought..why not just totally geek out and get a fanny pack. It seems though, that I have missed the boat because backpacks appear to be IN. I did a quick search online and there are some really stylish ones out there… and some really expensive ones, so clearly designers are following the trend!
My mom received one from MZ Wallace not too long ago so I tested hers out. It’s quite cute and functional so it made the round up below.
With School Break on the horizon a backpack might be just the perfect thing for traveling. Hands free and practical all while being fashionable as you chase your kids through the airport. I’ve put together a collection of backpacks that I think are practical, versatile, sophisticated and cool; you may just catch me wearing one!
I love Rebecca Minkoff bags and this pebbled soft leather bag reminds me of my favorite tote that I posted about in my Holiday Dressing post in December.
The lines of this bag are fantastic. The front pouch is perfect for you car keys and wallet and the handle at the top makes it just as easy to carry this is chic handbag!
Do you see a backpack? I don’t! This is a great convertible bag, backpack by day, shoulder bag by night!
Another convertible and also pebbled leather; good combo! I love the front zips to stash your keys and chapstick!
I think this is the most interesting one of the bunch! Yet another convertible option, it looks super cool both as a backpack and as a shoulder bag making it the perfect everyday bag.
Super polished, the crocodile embossing makes this tailored bag feel even more special.
This is the bag my mom has and I gave it a test run this weekend on our modern art adventure; it is pretty great I must say. Very light weight, plenty of space and lots of pockets! It is also available in a quilted lacquered nylon here.
I covet this bag. I love the color of the waxed canvas, the tassels and the straps. It has a great casual vibe, and again convertible so you can use it as a backpack or a tote bag. Note it comes in two other great colors as well!
Straight forward backpack elevated by being made out of Neoprene. This one appears that it would be super durable for all your weekend adventures!
This bag is pure fun in silver. It adds a little edge to any outfit!
Who could resist this fun pattern? I wear a lot of black and gray so this would be a great contrast to punch up an outfit!
Basic backpack with the a great large quilted pattern. Easy pulls on top and large outer pocket make it a winner for a day trip!
I love the top buckle here, oversized perfection! The outer pockets are perfect for stowing your travel essentials.
Another quilted MZ Wallace bag…. This one is a bit more refined. I love the chain detail on this as well as the multiple zippered pockets. I think this is the ultimate travel bag!
More zippered pockets but I loved the navy blue with the gold zippers this time!
Okay, another MZ Wallace, apparently they are stellar and designing backpacks. This one is a little more polished in their iconic nylon fabric and has plenty of storage!
Color. Coral always makes me smile. This is another one of those great convertible bags so perfect for air travel and then also a tote for when you hit the beach at your sunny destination!
*(Okay, so apparently I really am on to something because this one is now sold out too! Try this one in white!)
Tumi has always made a classic work bag. Polished and chic with an interior laptop sleeve this one has all the storage to keep you organized while traveling!
So what do you think? Will you wear a backpack? Yay or nay?