Whether you're a lover of a tote, mini, clutch or shoulder bag, there's no denying that having the right selection of handbags in your repertoire can take an outfit from zero to hero in an instant.
Whether you’re a lover of a tote, mini, clutch or shoulder bag, there’s no denying that having the right selection of handbags in your repertoire can take an outfit from zero to hero in an instant.
Curating the perfect picks to match your look makes nailing your personal style a breeze.
You’ll find a chic and cool selection of classic, black ‘goes with everything’ picks this week, as well as some fun and flirty additions for those occasions you want to really make a statement. Curating the perfect picks to match your look makes nailing your personal style a breeze. Unlike our other favourite accessory (the humble shoe) handbags are pretty darn reliable no matter the weather, and also don’t depend on you having a perfect pedicure making them a winner in our book!
Click through to see the handbags giving us major heart eyes right now.
Ohh I LOVE a very Extra accessory (as you can see), so whilst they may not go with everything, they make up for in beauty what they may lack in versatility.
If we’re talking bags there will almost always be a tote thrown in there to house my extensive ‘must-haves’ (currently mask, hand san and headphones). For the evening I love a playful mini bag design! This gorgeous yin-yang design from Staud is a bit more mature in its look, but I’m also v into how playful the butterfly pearl bag from SkinnyDip is. Truly the definition of a bag for every mood!
I’ve picked 4 bags for 3 situations! First up is a classic day bag, perfect for work and weekend, a classic black crossbody from &OtherStories who always have a great accessory collection. Then a simple string shopper great for taking to the shops or beach or always having on you. Then my fave travel bag, a Longchamp tote, these are great as you can fit so much in, they go with every outfit and you can fold them up if you don’t use it whilst you’re away. The finally a snazzy Gucci investment evening bag that will be the perfect finishing touch to any outfit.
I never really stray from black when it comes to my handbag collection, not the most adventurous with colour but I just think black handbags look so sleek! If I’m off to a bar you can guarantee I’ll be wearing a 90’s style shoulder bag. If I’m feeling a bit extra I love a tiny handbag which virtually only fits your phone in, style over functionality! My go-to is normally a cross-body bag, goes with every outfit and is a solid fave. I think you always need an office bag too, work mode on and super practical. I like a tote which has a built-in laptop compartment, now that’s efficient!
The two bags I probably get the most use out of are these! The Gucci bag is obviously a much bigger and more considered purchase but I’ve worn it now for years and it’s still in great condition. I like the size of both these bags and the fact they can be worn over the shoulder (this is a must for me, I’m not really an arm handbag carrier). I also love the thickness of the strap on the other stories bag and this one fits a little more In it as it has more compartments!
I’m still in one big Summer m-o-o-d, holding onto the lighter evenings and soaking up the last of the heatwave. Hunting for shells is no longer limited to days at the beach, oh no. It’s part and parcel of my shopping behaviour now and I’m not even sorry because look at this beauty. Straw bags are the perfect accessory for a stroll down to the beach or an al fresco dinner, and when shaped like a shell, well, the world’s your oyster! For the casual days, I want something functional that I can throw on with anything, no matter the outfit, so I’ll reach for a crossbody.
Lately, the only bag that I need in my life is my little black Longchamp backpack. I’ve had it for years now and it still looks perfect. It’s super practical and although it’s a backpack it’s still semi-smart so you can wear it with pretty much anything. It’s great for when you just want to carelessly chuck loads of things you might need in to go for a walk or just out for the day, which if you have a dog like me, tends to consist mostly of a lot of treats, fold-up dog bowls, water and poo bags!