We only get two days a week to unwind and chill after a long and stressful work week that, to some, doesn’t seem to end. So that means when it comes to the weekend, it’s time to let our hair down and wear whatever we want to wear before we have to head back to work-appropriate ensembles again.
That is why we’re espousing backpacks of unique designs and statement colours — they’re pieces that scream fun and breezy, and show off your playful personality at the same time.
So let loose, breath a sigh of relief and enjoy your weekends to the fullest with these gorgeous bags on your back.
The quilted texture is emblematic of Gucci’s Marmont collection that was inspired by the GG belt buckle created in the 1970s. But if you would like to detract from the usual Marmont crossbody pouch, this fun-sized backpack is a stylish option.
From the lime-green hue, crocodile print to the clean, boxy lines, we reckon this Ellis backpack would work at the workplace too. For the weekends, pair this with a printed T-shirt, denim skirt and a pair of mules.
It was love at first sight when we saw this shiny glitter-packed design by Italian influencer Chiara Ferragni. The eye detail is a playful way to showcase your personality too. You have to match the bag with a flirty pink pout and dramatic falsies.
For those who want to walk the sustainable route, Freitag’s designs made of recycled materials would check the box. We like this green/pink/yellow colour combination as it looks both calming yet unique at the same time. Else, Freitag has many other colourways for you to choose from.
Roger Vivier is known for sumptuous, classy designs. This bag, featuring the house crystal buckle, is no different. Besides toting it on weekends, you can dress it with a slick LBD (here are some not-so-ordinary LBDs) for formal black-tie events in place of the formulaic clutch bags too.
Perfect for those who are obsessed with our feline friends, this glitter mini backpack from Zara is roomy enough to hold wallet, keys, and make-up pouch. Match it with other cat-themed clothing and accessories.
This DSquared2 backpack is not for the faint-hearted and suited only if you love making a statement with your outfit choices. The punchy colours will definitely turn heads on the street like you’re on competition show The Voice.
From the mysterious forest green hue, smooth velvety texture to the gem tassel, this Pedro backpack is another iteration that can take you from day to night. Finish the look with anything from an airy sundress to a silk blouse and leather skirt ensemble.
Did you know? Prada made its name with its nylon bags, which were super popular in the late ’90s and early ’00s. The bags are back with their signature nylon fabric, and their classic modern style is clearly exemplified with this Vela backpack that uses leather trimmings to contrast against the soft, smooth fabric. Wear this with a playful jumpsuit and white sneakers to play up its clean, subtle quality.
What caught our eyes when we first saw this Aldo design was the intricate pattern that’s reminiscent of woven bags. Beyond that, the clean, minimalist lines also make this bag a versatile addition to your wardrobe.