Handbags are the most hardworking accessories any woman will buy. They hold our most precious possessions like our cell phones, wallets and our favourite lipsticks. But which bags are important? Which will ensure that you are always prepared no-matter the occasion? We have found 9 handbags every woman should own that will work with any situation or occasion you might be faced with.
From day clutches to novelty bags, every purse has a special use in our closets. And of course, they come in different colours and shapes, and at various price points, so you can find something to fit your needs and budget.
The everyday handbag
If you only buy one bag from this list, make it the adaptable tote bag. It’s made for everyday use and will work well with every outfit. It’s the perfect size to fit your wallet, phone, and even a spare pair of shoes.
Trendy and impactful
If we’re talking about handbags every woman should own, we certainly can’t leave out the top handle bag. It’s just so chic, who can resist it? It’s compact and will elevate any outfit you wear to the next level.
If you’re an on-the-go kind of woman, you need a hands-free type of bag. The versatile cross-body bag will be your best friend. Take it from work to off-duty leisure; this bag will go from day to night effortlessly.
Every woman needs an overnight bag. Whether it’s a quick getaway with your love, or a spur-of-the-moment sleepover with your best friend, a duffle bag is your weekend hero. Get one on the smaller side so it’s chic enough to walk around with, too.
A novelty handbag is a great way to take a basic outfit to the next style level. Forget about being practical for a moment and just have fun with fashion. Whether you go with a funky colour and texture, or an out-of-the-box shape, you’ll turn heads everywhere you go.
The day clutch might not be high on your must-buy list, but we’ve all had that day event and none of our bags work with the fashionable outfit we chose to wear. That’s where the day clutch comes in. It’s dressy enough to pull your event worthy outfit together, and casual enough for a relaxed lunch with your girls.
It’s party time
Meet the Minaudiere. Think of it as the clutch’s older, cooler sister. It’s an accessory in and of itself, with the bonus of you being able to store (some) of your items in it for the night.
Functional yet cute
So many women swear by a backpack. Not only is it more comfortable as the two straps evenly distribute the weight of the bag and its contents; but it’s also a hands-free alternative to a cross-body bag. If you’re worried about looking like a schoolgirl, go for more grown-up fabrics, colours and sizes for a mature style.
The modern shoulder
Worried a cross-body bag is too casual? Then take it up a notch with a work-ready shoulder bag. It’s bigger than usual so you can utilize more of its storage potential, plus it’s more sophisticated making it more suited for a corporate environment.
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