Must have bags to see you through every occasion
Trust me, once you’ve got these nine types of bags in your collection, you’ll have the perfect option for any outfit or occasion.
1. An everyday work bag
This bag must have room to fit your laptop, work documents and whatever else you take to the office. It should be comfortable and easy to carry, as well as stylish and versatile. Go for a plain, classic cut in either tan or black to match the majority of your work outfits. A leather tote bag could be perfect for the job.
2. Important occasion work bag
We all know that our trusty work bag isn’t always going to be the most glamorous of items. When subjected to daily use, it can easily start to look a bit shabby.
However, when you have a big meeting, presentation or event, it’s important to look the part. A clean structured handbag is a necessity for these special events. It will give the impression that you're always professional and put together (even if that’s not entirely true!).
3. Small side bag
Whether it’s worn slung over the shoulder or across your body, you can’t go wrong with a small side bag!
It should be just big enough to hold the essentials such as keys, cards, cash, your phone and maybe a lip balm. This will stop you from over packing and weighing yourself down. It's the perfect option for a weekend daytime outing.
4. Shopping bag
Not only will you look stylish, but the environment will thank you. Invest in a large canvas, cloth or leather bag to take with you on shopping trips. It will eliminate the need to carry around plastic bags and reduce your contribution to plastic pollution. It’s a win win.
5. A trusty backpack
There is nothing better than a trusty backpack for running errands. A hands free way to carry all you need with no stress.
Backpacks can also reduce the risk of shoulder injury or strain through even weight distribution. And they can be super stylish too!
6. An evening bag
When it’s time for date night or a fancy event, feel free to bring out a show stopper. While you could opt for a clutch in these situations, a hands free option is always easier! Choose a bag with a dainty shoulder chain or leather strap.
7. Clutch bag
Clutch bags are perfect for events such as weddings, cocktail parties or fancy occasions with a slightly stricter dress code. You can also throw a clutch inside your big day to day bag, taking it out for lunches, dinners and drinks.
8. Overnight/weekend bag
Everyone needs that bag that’s big enough to fit all you need for a spontaneous weekend away! It could also be used at the gym to carry your clothing and equipment. Multiple uses means more bang for your buck!
9. A colourful statement bag
Okay, so this one isn’t entirely necessary, but it sure is fun. Wearing a bag with an unusual colour, pattern or style can be a fun addition to your outfit. It will also help you to break out of the neutral colour palette so many of us often fall into. A great option for the weekend, this bag is the antithesis to your weekday nine to five.