Since almost forever, I have found myself gravitating towards backpacks. Especially those slouchy relaxed-feel ones. After the last few months of exhausting my smaller side bags, I wanted something more practical. Of course, I wanted a bag that could fit almost everything in but the kitchen sink. Ridiculously functional, whilst somehow remaining minimal and pretty. I wanted to be able to fit in my camera, and maybe a cardigan and brolly. Seems as it’s practically freezing now! Plus, to ease my backpack paranoia (it can’t just be me, right?), I wanted an inner zip pocket and a sensible closure. Usually, I’d add silver hardware to the checklist too, but I’m verging into impossible dreamland territory at this point.
Earlier this week, I was lucky enough to attend a Brum Bloggers event at Accessorize. I met some absolute lovely ladies, drank tasty cocktails from The Botanist, and created some super cute flatlays. One of my flatlays won a competition, and excitingly I got to pick a bag of my choice from the store! I was over the moon, even more so when I spotted the Nikki Backpack. So this was the bag I chose to take home with me!
It’s minimal design, secure drawstring, and inner zip compartment had me sold. Also, the straps have that lovely pulled-together design which I LOVE. Above all, It had that laid-back feel that I was looking for. It came in 4 lovely colours, but obviously, I picked up the black one. I can fit in all my necessities, and more. And whilst practical, it still remains classic and simple. I just hope I manage to keep this bag receipt-free! As I am the worst for hoarding mounds of paper and receipts in the bottom of my bags. Seriously, why do we do that to our bags? I once had a handbag lunchbox disaster…which resulted in a single lost carrot-stick being found amongst my receipts, an embarrassingly long week later.
This minimal backpack trend is going to be one that just keeps coming back around. Minimal has always been a timeless trend, it gives a premium feel to accessories. The leather-look material of this bag looks smart and would be perfect for work. You could throw it over your shoulder with a tailored co-ord for that boss-babe edge, or team with a knit jumper for a more casual look. Honestly, there’s just something nice about being able to fling a backpack on your shoulders. Mostly to not have to worry about carrying it around. We’ve all been there, with a heavy bag on the forearm, juggling a million and one things in your arms. Granted, I’m not going to be saying bye to my fancy pants side bags altogether. But I’ll be notably reppin’ this backpack beauty for the foreseeable autumnal future.
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