I really love the current trend for backpacks. I love fashion but I’m pretty sensible at heart and like that I can combine style and practicality in one.
They’re the obvious choice for the multi-tasker. You can fit all sorts inside Mary Poppins style, leaving both hands free for other things – in my case carrying my morning coffee, holding my kids’ hands, pushing a buggy or just keeping my hands warm inside my coat pockets.
I used a backpack all summer, a light camel-coloured suede one, but now we’re deep into autumn I need something a bit tougher and more weather-proof.
Here are a few I’ve picked out. Current favourite is the Fiorelli, which also comes in black, or the Whistles silver for a bit of daytime glitz.
Clockwise from top left
Fiorelli Lexi tan leather, £55
Whistles Mini Verity backpack in silver, £175
Atterley Road Emma backpack in black, £55
Orla Kiely Stem Punched backpack, £379
Kin by John Lewis Meyrick, £119
Warehouse leather backpack, £65