My staple bags for every occasion

My staple bags for every occasion
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Handbags are more than just accessories; they are an essential part of a woman's wardrobe. Whether you're heading to a casual brunch, a formal event, or a day at the office, the right handbag can elevate your style and meet your functional needs. Maybe this list will give you inspiration on how to choose different handbags for different occasions.

Everyday Tote Bag

Etsy - seller GreatBrown

For your daily activities, such as work or running errands, a roomy tote bag is a versatile choice. Look for one with enough space to carry your essentials like a wallet, keys, phone, and maybe even a small umbrella. Neutral colors like black, brown, or navy work well for everyday use, as they easily complement various outfits. Mine is made of leather and has additional attachable strap. It doesn't have many compartments so the best way to store things in it is to have small pouch for cometics, or other special items so that they're easily accessible.

Cosmetics pouch - Jean Louis David

Small Everyday Bag


Another option for an everyday bag which I find to be helpful - a smaller version of a tote bag - a simple shoulder bag. This one should fit your essential items as well, but it's meant to be light and more comfortable, for example when you go a restaurant or a cinema and need something casual yet more handy than a totebag. Best style for this type of handbag is minimalist - it should easily go with anything.

Backpack for Adventures

Fantini Pelletteria 

If you're heading out for a day of hiking, exploring the city, or any adventure that requires comfort and practicality, a backpack is your best friend. Look for one with multiple compartments and comfortable straps to ensure it accommodates your needs without sacrificing style. To make sure it will survive many years - look for a leather one.

Statement Bag(s)


Sometimes, you want your handbag to be the star of the show. A statement bag, like a designer piece or one with unique patterns and colors, can make a bold fashion statement. Reserve these for special occasions when you want to stand out from the crowd. I bought these on my trip to Rome.

Pratesi Firenze
It has a small light inside!

Remember, while having a variety of handbags for different occasions is great, investing in timeless, high-quality pieces can save you money in the long run. Your handbag collection should reflect your personal style and cater to your lifestyle needs, ensuring you're prepared for any event, from casual to formal. So, choose wisely and let your handbag be the finishing touch that completes your ensemble.