Are you lugging around the same old tote bag every day regardless of the occasion? Wrong! But…we can help..
A woman’s handbag is a very personal and important article of clothing. It carries a multitude of sins and can elevate an unexciting ensemble into fashion territory when done right. Plus, they’re pretty and who doesn’t love the feel of buttery soft leather under their arm. Luckily for you, you need more than one in your wardrobe to fit every occasion. Which means a) shopping and b) planning.
We’ve done all the planning for you and sourced the only five bags you will ever need in your wardrobe and where to get them...
The Bucket Bag
The bucket bag is perfect for relaxed, day-to-day wear and compliments more casual ensembles. Think of it as the handbag equivalent to your favorite pair of sandals – comfortable, practical and your go to on the weekend. To ensure maximum wearability, we suggest selecting one in black or tan leather with minimal embellishments and in a size you feel comfortable with carrying around all day.
The Statement Clutch
The special occasion clutch is where you can get a little more creative as you won’t be wearing it every day. We love a clutch with a bit of wow factor so think glitter, embellishments and interesting textures or shapes. The clutch bag is perfect for dinner dates or cocktails and should be small enough to fit comfortably in one hand but big enough to store all your essentials (phone, purse, lippy).
The Structured Satchel
Time to get serious because this bag means business. The structured satchel is your go to office bag and is designed to compliment pencil skirts and blazers. They come in a multitude of sizes but should be large enough to easily fit an A4 piece of paper. If there is one bag you should spend your pennies on, this is it. Pay a little more for beautiful, high quality leather or suede with zips that don’t stick. Choose a color that works well with your office wardrobe and think classic styles. Believe us, people will notice.
Forget its school kid connotations because there is nothing more on trend than the backpack this season. It acts as a bit of a catchall for the other bags in that it covers the odd occasion that they cannot (the beach, the gym, travelling etc). Make sure you go for one with refined features in a sturdy material and avoid oversized styles.
The Cross-body Bag
More casual than the clutch bag but a lot more practical. The cross-body bag is for nights out where you want your hands free and need your bag on you at all times. It should be small enough to fit on your hip in a crowded concert but big enough for all the essentials. There are no rules here in terms of style so go with what you love – be that super modern and edgy or fringed and embroidered.
Happy shopping for your new bagdrobe!