A handbag is more than something 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 arm candy – there’s the perfect bag to compliment every outfit, every venue and every mood.
You should have THE bag for those special occasions, the big-game player which breeds confidence and adds extra swagger 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 have the perfect accessory that makes you feel like a million dollars, as well as being the practical bag that you need it to be.
HERE ARE THE FIVE MUST-HAVE BAGS YOU NEED TO BUY THIS SUMMER
THE DAY BAG
This is your chance to make your mark – an 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 work.
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.
Our ideal day bag would be the lovely Lauren by Ralph Lauren Keaton Shoulder Bag.
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 or editing that video for social.
A leather tote is strong, durable and will last for many years to come, that's why we think it is an absolute essential. Whether you casually hold it on the crook of your arm for others to admire, or you put it on your shoulder to efficiently get around - it’s a yes from us.
It is always worth investing in a leather that compliments your wardrobe, as well as keeping in mind that darker leathers help cover up any stains or scuffs. After all, this is a bag to last.
We love the Valentino Superman Tote Bag in black.
THE EVENING BAG
Date night, drinks with the girls, a night out with your work colleagues - an evening bag has got you covered. This piece will add style to any outfit, and will hold all of your essentials.
An evening bag can be fun, brightly coloured, in pastel hues, and add sparkle and shine to your outfit. These bags really are the definition of ‘arm candy’.
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 you 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 it 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.
Our favourite crossbody bags at the moment include the Kate Spade Medium Convertible Crossbody Bag (it’s like getting two bags in one), and the classic leather Lauren by Ralph Lauren Jamey Pebbled Crossbody 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 first think of a crossbody bag, the unsung hero of holidays is the backpack.
Here us out. You want a bag that you will be able to pack the kitchen sink in, that will take you from the plane, to daytime activities, and that will allow you to keep your hands free to take pictures and eat ice cream.
The backpack is the bag that does it all.
We simply love the sleek style of the Winny Backpack by Lauren by Ralph Lauren that combines practicality with effortless cool girl style.
IT’S IN THE BAG
Whether you are in need of a glam evening bag, a practical and stylish backpack or tote bag, Robert Goddard’s women’s collection has the perfect bag for you. Take a look at our designer bag collection online, or why not find the nearest store to you and pay us a visit.