If you need to carry a second outfit or lots of stuff, look for a bag that is big enough to fit it all in, but still comfy enough to carry. It’s also a good idea to look for a bag that will help keep you organised. Prioritise nifty carriers with pockets for pens, documents, electronics and anything else that you might need to easily access.
When it comes to style, playing it safe at work is always best. This is especially true for a backpack as it can look more casual than a briefcase or messenger bag. To offset this, look for backpacks that are a single colour (black, brown, grey or navy are safe colour choices). You’ll also want the exterior to be sleek and minimal so that it won’t look out of place when worn with a tailored business outfit.
However, if you seldom have business or client meetings and work in a casual environment, don’t be afraid to let your work backpack reflect your personal style!