Are you a fashion ‘IT’ girl, feminine and ladylike or a corporate wheeler and dealer? We explore what style of bag you carry, says about you.
Bags say a lot about someone’s style. It’s one of the few items that you carry almost all the time that can categorise you into a style ‘type’. Sad but true, like the men folk and how we judge them on their shoes, for us sophisticated ladies who we are, we are judged on our leather accessories. What we carry says more than simply ‘hold all handbag’.
THE RELAXED TOTE.
Functionality is key here. Easy access and not too structured. A devil may care attitude you can walk the walk with this number dressed in jeans, tee and a sneaker for every day. Mums the word on this one. As every stylish mumma will know.
Gucci. Soho Hobo Textured Leather Shoulder Bag. SHOP HERE.
Valentino. The Rockstud Reversible Large Textured Leather Trapeze Bag. SHOP HERE.
STRUCTURED AND HARD.
Don’t mess with me and my sophisticated numb-chuckers. This is for a sleek career gal. A fabulous bag to cross with a briefcase style if you want to fit more but without the hassle of having to carry an extra bag for your purse. Simple. Beautiful quality. A bag like this elevates any look and projects you need to be taken seriously in whatever line of work you are in.
Fendi. Peekaboo Medium Leather Tote. SHOP HERE.
Victoria Beckham. Quincy Textured Leather Tote. SHOP HERE.
Fendi. 2Jours Medium Textured Leather Shopper. SHOP HERE.
SERIOUS FASHION CRED
These are the bags that dangle from the arms of the international ‘IT’ girls. These bags are statement pieces. Whether an understated item or OTT. Any fashion industry insider instantly knows you know your stuff. No conversation required. Hot to trot.
Who put the Y S in L?
Saint Laurent. College Medium Quilted Leather Shoulder Bag. SHOP HERE.
Chloe. Faye Leather and Suede Shoulder Bag. SHOP HERE.
Across the body and hands free? You’re a stylish do-er. You love your bags and you love the functionality of being able to zip and run. A perfect day-time traveller, for everyday or travelling the globe. Passport packed. This is one friendly passenger who will never compromise your personal style.
Gucci. Soho Disco Leather Textured Shoulder Bag. SHOP HERE
Saint Laurent. Mongramme Textured Leather Camera Bag. SHOP HERE
Valentino. The Rockstud Leather Shoulder Bag. SHOP HERE.
Chic, simple, no fuss yet functional. Less is more. Sometimes you don’t want the fuss of a bag. But you don’t want the “I didn’t make an effort” of a wallet either. What goes with everything when you want to grab something and run. AND also hold your keys and phone. Bigger than a wallet and smaller than a bag. It’s the perfect paired accessory for taking out for dinner or changing up your bag options with ease.
Comme des Garcons. Leather Pouch. SHOP HERE.
Sensi Studio. Rombos Woven Toquilla Straw Clutch. SHOP HERE
Clare V. Margot Printed Leather Clutch. SHOP HERE.
Bottega Veneta. Medium Intrecciato Leather Pouch. SHOP HERE.
Proenza Schouler. The Lunch Bag Small Felt and Leather Clutch. SHOP HERE.
THE SHOULDER BAG
You are one fine, feminine lady. This style of bag oozes class. A traditional shape, when you walk down the street with this understated elegant style, you turn heads.
McQ Alexander McQueen. Ruin Elaphe Trimmed-Textured Leather Tote. SHOP HERE.
Gucci. Bamboo Classic Textured Leather Shoulder Bag. SHOP HERE