From leather to denim, studs and more, shop our edit of the coolest carry-alls to buy now. Introducing the rucksack edit...
The resurgence of the rucksack for SS15 is nothing to fear. You might think of this bag as a ‘back to school’ buy – or even something for the hiking trail – but this season this humble accessory takes on a whole new look.
Rucksacks dominated the SS15 catwalk, with designers incorporating the practical sports piece into their collections. Marc Jacobs, Preen and Ralph Lauren all displayed their take on the bag, with additional fashion-forward touches, such as working the look in leather. A rucksack can be incorporated into your everyday look and also be quite chic.
For working women with killer commutes, a rucksack is super-practical. It works wonders to store everything you need. Having reached the office, many women unload their items and opt for another bag to use at lunch and during the day. But there’s no need to treat a rucksack as a mini suitcase and, just because it’s practical, don’t overlook this bag as a key accessory.
This season there are so many chic, sophisticated and stylish rucksacks, that investing in one could make it your key summer accessory. It can take your look from day to night - a great leather rucksack is your on-duty office-appropriate bag and does double duty on a night out: classic and chic! A rucksack adds pop to an outfit: if you want to keep your look to a minimal you can add a hint of colour, stripe or pattern with your bag.
A great investment piece for the summer, the raffia and leather work well together and give the look a lighter touch! This is the perfect rucksack if you are working the popular nautical trend of the season.
Frayed denim, check. Practical, check. Chic, check. YES please! Whistles' denim rucksack works this season's 70s feel perfectly, and the leather straps make it a fab office to night option.
MCM introduces the Bebe Booo mini rucksack for the true pink fan. Even better? This bag works as a rucksack and also a great cross-body bag too.
Zara's mesh leather-look rucksack adds a great sports-luxe feel to any look.
Love animal print? This leather rucksack is the perfect accessory - but remember to keep the rest of your look minimal. Wear a flare denim jean and a white tee - and let River Island's bag REALLY do the talking.
Feeling fruity? Sophia Webster doesn't disappoint with this fun summer-loving watermelon bag. Warning: only for the brave!
Karen Millen's structured white leather rucksack with drawstring detail is a sophisticated nod to collegiate style.
Nude suede AND a fringe: perfect if you're feeling the 70s trend this summer.
Investment piece, yes. But this very chic leather rucksack from Balmain will work with everything. Forever.
Tie-dye, peace and love. This rucksack is shout-out-loud 70s. Very fitting for SS15's biggest trend.