Nearly every lady owns a handbag to match each possible outfit combination she can think of. But in reality, do we actually need a gazillion handbags? HTF’s fashion team has come up with four practical, but ever-so-stylish, bags that every woman should own.
The Everyday Bag
This is the bag that we take with us to work or school, to lunch, to every appointment – to literally everywhere. Since we use our everyday bag as much, you may also consider purchasing a leather bag that will last you a lifetime. Alexander Wang’s Rocco bag is a classic example, but if you don’t want to splurge so much money, we also recommend this bowling bag from Zara. Since we tend to put our whole lives in our handbags, it is important that this bag has a lot of compartments. Having our belongings organised into compartments makes it easier for us to find things. To make use of the everyday bag’s full potential, purchase a neutral-coloured bag (black, tan or navy) which will match with practically any outfit.
The Weekend Bag
At some point in our lives, we all need a short weekend away to have a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The weekend bag comes is perfect for a quick getaway, and is very handy when our everyday bag is too small and our holiday suitcase is too big. The weekend bag should not be too huge. Nevertheless, it should be the right size to hold all our getaway necessities, namely toiletries, cosmetics and a couple of outfits. If you’re looking for the perfect designer weekend bag, this Marc by Marc Jacobs black leather bag is amazing. Alternatively, you can opt for a much cheaper weekender bag from Sole Society.
The Clutch Bag
Whether you’re heading out to party with friends or going on a date night, the clutch bag is essential as it instantly dresses up any outfit. This going-out bag should be small enough to hold your necessities: money, mobile, mirror, ID, lipstick and keys. And if you’re one of those girls who take more than needed on a night out, why not opt for an oversized clutch instead? Some clutch bags even come with an optional strap for when you need to free up your hands, and do whatever is necessary. Available either in black or a nude shade, we are currently loving the Mcray asymmetrical clutch from ALDO.
The Make-Up Bag
To avoid spending ages looking in our handbags, having all our cosmetics gathered in a make-up bag certainly comes in handy, especially when we’re trying to quickly apply our make-up on the train before work. How cute is Marc Jacobs’ rabbit-print make-up bag? But if you want your make-up bag to stand out, we highly recommend Ted Baker’s large bow wash bag. Just like the other bags, make sure that your make-up bag is not overflowing with make-up that you rarely use. Instead, fill it in with essential products that you frequently make use of.
Are you on the right track when it comes to owning the practical bags mentioned above? Let us know in a comment below.