5 backpacks that’ll take you from the gym to work with ease

The humble backpack has received a long overdue style upgrade and we like the results. Read on to see five of our favourites.

Backpacks, athleisure, active wear accessories

In case you hadn’t noticed, backpacks aren’t just for school kids anymore. In fact, alongside slides, they’re the coolest way to reboot your athleisure look right now.

This season’s versions, ranging from sleek, soft leather and luxe neoprene options, are guaranteed to add instant street-style cred. Here are five of our favourites.

5 backpacks that’ll take you from the gym to work with ease

1Zara

Zara’s small backpack is the perfect go-anywhere bag. Crafted from textured-leather in a neutral hue, this compact style is fully lined and roomy enough to hold your daily essentials.

Shop → Zara Pocket Detail Backpack $49.90

2Mansur Gavriel

This pretty pink backpack has been crafted in Italy from matte-leather. Sized to fit just the essentials, it’s unlined to maximize the minimalist aesthetic but has a small zipped pocket for cards (or coins for your daily green juice). Talk about pastel perfection!

Shop → Mansur Gavriel Mini Leather Backpack $625.00

3Duskii

As practical as it is chic, this drawstring style backpack has a spacious interior, soft cotton cord handles and an internal zip pocket. We especially love the nautical-inspired stripes.

Shop → Duskii Beach Bag $95.00

4Witchery

Crafted from perforated neoprene for durability and added structure, this Witchery bag can be worn as a backpack or on the shoulder. It’s big enough to hold all your essentials and stylish enough to be seen in and out of the gym with.

Shop → Witchery Torah Active Bag $59.95

5Anya Hindmarch

With padded straps and a pocket that’s big enough for your iPad, this chic backpack has been designed with comfort and convenience in mind. The soft leather adds a luxurious finish, while the dot-perforated smiley face adds a playful touch.

Shop → Anya Hindmarch Smiley Backpack $1450.00