Let’s be real, we’d own every bag and purse we could. Alas, that is expensive and, well, would take up a lot of space. To maximize your savings, closet space, and your look, we have compiled a list of the four types of bag you need in your closet.
Everyday Purse - First and foremost, you need something to quickly grab when you are in a rush, running errands, or for almost any occasion. This is probably the bag I would recommend spending the most money on because you will use it the most, and you will want it to last you long. Typically, you will want a neutral purse that is brown, gray, black, or navy. Don’t go and pick which color you think is the cutest, pick what suits what you already own the best.
Next, you will want to consider size. If I could shove my entire life in a bag, I probably would, but I’d probably strain my shoulder in the process. That is where you need to be able to differentiate your everyday bag, from your work bag because chances are you don’t need a bag that can carry your laptop at all times.
Work Bag - When it comes to your work bag, size is important as well. This is where I do like to use my laptop as the judge. If you can’t fit your laptop in the bag for work, how useful is it anyways? You will want to be able to hold files and notes too. In term of shape, you will want to go with something sturdy, anything too thin will put you at risk for tears. Longchamp, Rebecca Minkoff, and Kate Spade all offer great quality for work bags.
Going Out Cross Body - When heading out with friends for the night, you want to pick a purse that does holds the essentials and is easy to carry. The best option for that, personally, is a cross-body bag. You can hold your necessities but is still hands free. I suggest going with an LBP, little black purse. In many instances, a LBP will match what you are wearing.
Evening Clutch - Now, this last one is saved for special occasions like weddings, galas, or other specific events. An evening look is always best pulled together when a small clutch is involved. This accessory is almost a little piece of artwork that goes with your outfit. They both add to your look without stealing attention from the outfit itself.
Of course, this is just a starting base to your handbag collection, but these are what you will need. Don’t be afraid to mix it up and put your personal touch on your accessories.
Erin Regan, otherwise known as @ConvenientlyFabulous, is passionate about the look good, feel good mentality. When she is not rocking a classic rock band tee and leggings, she is finding ways to combine bohemian and classic styles. To follow her style watches and mindfulness tips follow her at convenientlyfabulous.com.