Backpacks Fit for a Fashionable Commute

Between unpredictable summer thunderstorms and makeup melting humidity, there are a lot of necessities being tossed in your bag in the morning. Umbrella, heels, makeup for touchups, sunscreen - the list goes on and on. All that weight can start to take a toll on your shoulders if you're sticking to your tried and true totes. Try switching things up with a chic, comfortable backpack instead! Whether you work for a laid back stylist, a conservative law firm, or anything in between, there is a backpack out there just begging to be a part of your commute.

Law Firms and Finance - A backpack that doubles as a satchel is the perfect solution to avoiding looking too casual in an office that demands fresh pressed shirts and conservative silhouettes. Stick to clean lines and simple shapes, and you'll be ready to let your hard work draw the attention instead of your bag.

ASOS $45 // Forever 21 $33

Tech Startup - If you're going to be working on the next big tech innovation, you'll need an innovative backpack. Bags and phone cases that charge your devices aren't so new anymore, but a backpack that uses solar power to do so sure is! Birksun offers affordable, fashionable backpacks built for someone always on the go. You'll never have to fear being disconnected again.

Birksun Boost $100 // Birksun Boost Tropical $125 // Birksun Elevate $175

Stylist's Assistant - Working in fashion, or any artistic outlet for that matter, offers you the perfect opportunity to express your personal style. Show no fear with bold colors, interesting shapes, and mixed prints. You can even customize your bag with keychains, tassels, bag charms, and leather stickers galore.

Kate Spade $228 // Skinnydip London $73 // ASOS Vintage $87

Eco Friendly - Spending your days saving the planet? More and more brands are embracing the green initiative with factories and fabrics that take less and give back more. Stella McCartney and Freedom of Animals are two high-end brands committed to using sustainable fabrics and production methods. The two stunners below may look and feel like real leather, but they are 100% faux and totally guilt free.

Stella McCartney $1,295 // Freedom of Animals $360

Somewhere in the Middle - Not super conservative but not sure if you can really let you hair down? Try a backpack with only one or two expressive details. A subtle metallic, knotted closure, or unexpected color is just enough to feel like you're speaking to your personal style without shouting.

ASOS $57 // Leith $98 // New Look $36