We’ve rounded up this year’s most gorgeous—and the most useful—diaper bags and backpacks.
So much of being a mama is being prepared for whatever the day is going to throw at you. When you're out and about with your little one, a fully stocked, organized diaper bag can be your very own secret weapon. Need to pump on the go? Need a quick change of clothes for your little one? Need somewhere to stash those extra books and toys? You got this, mama—and while you're at it, why not look good along the way?
Here are our picks for the best, chicest diaper bags of 2017 that don't sacrifice flair for function.
A blush pink diaper bag with gold zippers and hardware—I mean, what's left to say, really? Style meets functionality here big-time. We love how roomy it is and how wide it opens; we love all of the pockets and compartments to help us stay organized; we love that it can be worn as a backpack or a messenger bag; we love that you can work it sans baby and no one will be the wiser. What we're saying, mamas, is there's a lot to love here—trust us!
Pro tip: With a total of 10 pockets (four outside and six inside, including one zipper pocket) it's almost impossible not to stay organized with this bag. There's even a key chain hook on the inside so you don't have to fumble around trying to find your keys five times a day! (We know; we've been there.)
Skip Hop - a perennial diaper bag fave - doesn't disappoint Chelsea Downtown Chic. It's timeless and, well...chic. It's also chock full of compartments and the simple black design looks good no matter what.
Pro tip: The main compartment of the bag features a drawstring opening, which we loved; it was so easy to get things in and out, which we think is a huge plus.
The Greenwich bag offers the same great functionality as the Chelsea bag, but steps up the style a bit with wipe-clean vegan leather. The clean lines and extra wide, dual-zip opening means you don't have to sacrifice performance for style.
Pro tip: Our love for diaper bag backpacks knows no bounds—mom-ing hands-free is truly the best! These bags also feature straps so it can hang neatly from your stroller, too, which is another win.
Versatility is the name of the game here, mamas. This bag can be worn four ways—as a backpack, shoulder bag, cross body, or hand held. And it doesn't hurt that the striped design could not be more charming, either.
Pro tip: One of the bag's side pockets has a dispenser slot for pulling wipes through—how amazing is that?
If you're looking to step up your diaper bag game, this one's for you. The Emma is crafted from soft, luxurious leather and at first glance (and maybe even second glance) looks like a gorgeous purse rather than a functional diaper bag. The best part is-- it's both! It gets the job done with tons of compartments and side pockets, stroller straps, a wipe-clean lining, and a changing pad and insulated zipped bottle holder. This one's a looker, mamas!
Pro tip: After your diaper bag days are behind you, the Emma makes a perfect work bag. It's just the right size for a laptop, and the gorgeous leather and classic style means it will stand the test of time.
If you like the look of the Emma but want to spend a little less, check out the Babymel Grace bag. It's simple, modern, and chic, and won't break the bank. We also love that it can be carried by the shorter hand straps or over the shoulder.
Pro tip: The side of the bag features an insulated bottle compartment that not only keeps bottles upright, but also keeps them warm or cool for up to four hours. Love this!
This tote is a total game changer when it comes to traveling with your pump, especially if you're a working mom. The two side pockets fit all portable pumps and are thermally lined so your milk will stay cold for up to six hours with ice packs. There's also plenty of room for pump parts, accessories, a laptop, your phone, keys, and more. We could not be more obsessed with the nautical stripes, either!
Pro tip: Looking at a photo of your little one while pumping can help with let-down and milk supply, so the brilliant folks at Sarah Wells included two photo pouches in the outside tote pockets perfect for pics! ?
The Addison Lane is truly the ultimate in discreet diaper bags-- it's gorgeous enough for a girls' night out but functional enough for jam-packed day out with the littles. We love the magnetic closure on top, making it super easy to reach in and grab whatever you need from one of the five inside pockets. And the braided shoulder straps are comfy to carry and super cute to look at, too!
Pro tip: Heads up: you can fit a ridiculous amount of stuff in this bag. We know; we tried ?
We love Rosie Pope diaper bags so much that we had trouble choosing just one! If you're looking for a simple, stylish, and oh-so-chic backpack style, check out the Highbury Hill. It's a total stand-out both for its unique shape and its super useful features.
Pro tip: We had such a hard time deciding between colors on this one that we wanted to make sure you knew about both! The dusty navy and the blush could not be more different, yet could also not be more gorg!
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