A handbag is more than a space to chuck your stuff in, they’re a valuable fashion accessory that can instantly make or break your outfit. You can never ever truly own enough, either – there’s the perfect bag to compliment every outfit, every venue and every mood.
You should have that special bag for those special occasions, the big-game player which breeds confidence and adds extra confidence to your power walk. Equally as important is your bag of choice for casual occasions, whether that’s heading out shopping or chilling out in the sun.
So with that in mind, it is important to ensure you cover all bases to make sure you don’t end up with little choice on a big night out.
HERE ARE THE FIVE MUST-HAVE BAGS YOU NEED TO BUY THIS SUMMER
THE CASUAL DAY BAG
This is your chance to make your mark – a free opportunity to show off your personality without going overboard with your outfit.
You’ll need an everyday bag that is totally versatile and can work with a multitude of outfits, whether you’re socialising over brunch or popping into town after working 9 – whenever.
It’s vital to choose the one which shows off your unique style, so consider what outfits you wear on the daily. There’s no point going for bright bags when you always reach for black and vice versa.
Whether you go for a backpack or a shopper, the casual day bag is your chance to buy an item which will be there for the good times and show off the real you.
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THE LEATHER TOTE
There’s no denying it is a timeless classic.
This is the perfect bag for going about your day-to-day business – whether it’s transporting important work documents, heading off to study or meeting your mates for coffee – but bringing your laptop along in case there are a few spare minutes to work on your blog.
Whether your satchel comes with a top handle or strap, it says you mean business and works well with pretty much any outfit.
A leather tote is strong, durable and will last you many years to come.
But it is always worth investing in a darker leather to help cover up any stains or scuffs. After all, this is a bag to last.
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No list is complete without the clutch. That simple yet fabulous little friend there for the good times.
Perfect for a summer’s night out on the town, the clutch bag is a confident, sassy little number, compact but big enough for those must-have allies every girl needs with them at all times.
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Like the tote, the crossbody bag has outlived many fads and fashions.
It is the perfect bag for those casual days out, be it a picnic in the park with friends, a lunch date or a trip into town with absolutely no idea what the day has in store.
Equally though, it works for nights out on the town. Heading to a bar and have no clue what to wear? Go simple with a black bodysuit, distressed denim and some chunky heeled boots. Let the bag do the talking by going bold and bright.
The crossbody is practical as you don’t have to hold it but will carry around all of your essentials – no chance of losing your ID with one of these!
Whatever the occasion, you can go out with confidence.
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THE TRAVEL BAG
There’s nothing like jetting off for a city break, nor is there much more satisfying than laying in the sun for days on end. With the perfect holiday comes the perfect bag – or at least it should.
While you may want to bring a crossbody along with you for day to day activities, the travel bag is the piece that’ll get you there with all of your essentials.
Say ‘no thanks’ to lugging your bag around and say ‘hello’ to adorable backpacks on wheels. Stylish and practical, these bags are perfect for both commuting and weekends away.
Also, who doesn’t love planning their airport outfit? We love any excuse to change up our wardrobe and a travel bag can make you look like the jet setter we all wish we were.