13 Work Backpacks That Won’t Make You Feel Like A Child

13 Work Backpacks That Won’t Make You Feel Like A Child

Somewhere along the line, backpacks for women evolved into a stylish and functional accessory. And yes, we’ve been celebrating ever since. No longer are they the domain of peppy children, sluggish teens, and sleep-deprived college students!

It makes sense that in recent years, backpacks have become more popular. The style of the early 2000s (a.k.a ‘noughties fashion‘) reigns supreme on Instagram. The stiletto has been retired in favor of ugly, chunky sneakers.

Thankfully, that means we can stop carrying a disproportionate amount of weight on one shoulder or squeezing our laptop into an oversized purse. Instead, let’s embrace the comfortable, versatile, and totally practical backpack.

Here are a few of our current faves that won’t leave you looking like you belong at the kid’s table:

For when you want a leather look—without the leather

The Splendour Vegan Leather Backpack has slip pockets for your phone and sunglasses.

For when you want a neutral that’s not black or beige

The City Mid Volume Backpack has a top-carry handle and adjustable straps.

For when you want the college student look

The Kånken’ Water Resistant Backpack is a classic; this style first hit the market in 1978.

For when you want a backpack that makes a statement

The ASOS DESIGN Suede Mini Backpack is compact and colorful.

For when minimalist design is your calling

The ASOS DESIGN Large Minimal Backpack has a luxe, faux leather look.

For when you value functionality above all else

The Everlane Modern Commuter Backpack has a padded laptop sleeve.

For when you’re not quite ready to give up tote bags

The Notabag Convertible Tote Backpack has pull-through straps that change the tote into a backpack.

For when you want to look luxe

The Ron Pon Pon Convertible Backpack Purse can be worn as a cross-body bag, on your shoulder, or as a backpack.

For when you want multiple pockets

The TUMI Voyager Ursula Nylon Backpack has a water-resistant water bottle pocket.

For when you want a convertible bag

The Heshe Women’s Vintage Leather Backpack can be worn as a backpack, messenger bag, shoulder bag, or sling.

For when you want a work-to-workout option

The Lululemon City Adventurer Backpack has a zip pocket for sweaty clothes, a water bottle compartment, and laptop storage.

For when you want an everyday staple

The Longchamp Le Pliage Nylon Backpack has a foldable design to turn it into a small purse.

When you want a separate laptop compartment

The Kaya Faux Leather 15-Inch Laptop Backpack has an exterior sleeve that slips over the handles and inside laptop compartment.

This story was originally published on August 3, 2018.