We all love bags! But even if we don’t, we know that one thing is for sure: we need more than one! There are certain styles that we must have in our closet to make sure that our handbag game is on-point, no matter what the occasion is. Here they are:
Crossbody bags. These bags are the perfect size—small enough to bring with you if you have to be on the go, and big enough to carry your essentials. Crossbody bags also look good in almost any occasion so you do not have to worry about being over or underdressed with it.
When to use them: concerts or music festivals; date nights
Clutches. You’ll need two in your closet: a day clutch for casual events or days when you won’t be out for a long time and an evening clutch for more formal events. As the name suggests, you “clutch” on these stylish bags because they do not have a handle (although some styles have a small strap or a wristlet).
When to use your day clutch: brunches, and coffee dates; semiformal weddings
When to use your evening clutch: night outs; formal events
Duffel/weekender bags. There are just those days when you need an oversized bag to carry all the extra stuff you have with you—your laptop, an extra change of clothes, or what have you. Need a bag that’s roomy enough to stash your sneakers for that impromptu spinning class that you booked with your friends? A weekender bag is your answer to that!
When to use them: at the gym; a weekend getaway at the beach; a work day packed with out-of-office meetings; as your carry-on bag during a short out of town trip
Tote bags. Totes are always comfortable to carry around. Just like crossbody bags, they are pretty versatile because you can use tote both for casual and semiformal occasions. The only difference is that tote bags have more room in them to carry all things that you bring with you everyday, and then some.
When to use them: everyday, as your “office bag”
Statement bags. Having at least one quirky bag in your closet is a must! You can use them to “spice up” a plain outfit, or to add a little bit of color to your LBDs. There are no rules—except they have to be reflective of your fun side!
When to use them: use them on any occasion—if you can even pull off bringing a small, statement purse at a formal even, then go for it!
Chic backpacks. Backpacks are making a comeback, and guess what? They’re not just for our books anymore! On days that you feel like giving your shoulders a time off, you can now choose from a lot of chic backpacks that will let you carry the weight (literally) on your back while still killing it in the fashion department.
When to use them: some days at work; while touring your favorite city
So that’s it! Make sure to have at least one of each, and you’re all set. Do you think there are other types of bags that we should have included in the list? Let us know in the comments!