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Style 101: The BagsWednesday, March 13, 2013
For today's Style 101 post, I bring you what I consider to be the five essential types of bags to have, enough to cover every occasion....
For today's Style 101 post, I bring you what I consider to be the five essential types of bags to have, enough to cover every occasion. (Technically, you only need one in each category...but it's so much more fun to have options!)
I've said it before, but there are three essential components for a work bag: 1. It must be big enough to hold papers if necessary; 2. It should be in a neutral color so that it isn't too flashy and will go with pretty much every work outfit you wear; and 3. It should have the option to carry it on your shoulder in case it gets heavy during your commute (assuming you don't drive to work). Both of the bags I chose to feature have all of the above, and I know I was using my Emilie for work all the time.
For dressed up fun:
Clutches are perfect for evening - all they have to hold are your credit cards, a little cash, your phone and keys, and they're so chic! They're perfect for weddings, drinks with the girls, or pretty much any evening event. Depending on your lifestyle, I'd recommend having a few in different colors, as they're also perfect to add a little pop of color to your outfit.
For weekends/the gym:
These bags are great for short vacations like a weekend away, for the gym, and as a carry on when you travel. (I've been lusting after the Lo and Sons OMG bag for ages, but I currently use my Longchamp and love it because it's light and big enough to carry extra things on trips, run errands with, and still fits under the seat in front of me on an airplane.)
For travel day:
Cross body bags are great for travel because they leave you hands-free, and these options are big enough to still carry a camera along with my daily essentials, perfect for walking around and exploring new places all day. (If you haven't noticed, I use my Mulberry Alexa all the time when I'm traveling because I can fit everything in it!)
For hands-free fun:
This category isn't really essential, but I know I like to have a hands free option for nighttime as well - how better to hold a drink in one hand, and a date's hand with the other?
What would you say are your essential types of bags?
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