Handbags are our trusty sidekicks, an extension of ourselves, relied on, loved, and with us almost everywhere we go. Though you probably don’t use the same bag for every occasion right? Each bag style serves a different purpose, so finding the right one is key!
A handbag is primarily a practical aid, helping you hold together your everyday items and valuables while also protecting them from damage, weather, and theft. Though on top of that, a handbag can also serve as a fashion statement that can complete your look. With so many options available, it can be overwhelming to choose a handbag that best suits your style as well as being functional. To help you decide which kind of handbag is worth your money, we have compiled a detailed list of handbag types for you to consider:
1. Leather Tote Bag
A large, carryall tote bag is one of the most practical and durable handbags out there. These bags are perfect for a Monday to Friday hectic work life as you can chuck everything in including your laptop. If you’re looking for an everyday bag to use for work, then you should choose a tote bag in a predominantly darker colour so that not only will it be easy to match outfits with, but any scuffs or coffee stains will not be as noticeable. The best carryall tote bags to look out for are ones with a zip close pocket inside to keep your valuables extra safe, as generally this style of bag has an open top. One of these large, sturdy, leather detail tote bags from here at Bags Of Hope will get you through the week!
2. The Backpack
Backpacks have over the past few years become one of the most popular and on trend style of handbag, and it's easy to see why! With the weight spread evenly across both shoulders, a good backpack is a comfortable, hands free alternative to the shoulder bag classic, and it won’t get in the way of your outfit. Backpacks can be worn for both casual and formal occasions. Find a chic backpack with slick leather features for a more ‘effortlessly on trend’ and less ‘it’s just functional’ look, one of these backpacks would work perfectly!
3. Crossbody Handbag
A crossbody bag is one of the most popular styles available. It allows you freedom of movement while still keeping your things close. Make sure that you choose a crossbody bag with an adjustable, wide strap that can be adjusted to your height. The perfect crossbody handbag should not be too big, you want it to be big enough to hold all your items without weighing too heavily, avoid those shoulder pains! How about trying one of these vibrant crossbody fold-over handbags ?
4. Evening Clutch
Let’s face it, that dress you want to wear for your next night out, date or wedding attendance probably doesn’t have pockets? There will undoubtedly come a time when you need a good evening clutch, and this is when a small and delicate evening clutch style bag will come to the rescue. One of the most classic styles of evening clutch that everyone should own is a simple & chic plain black clutch, or if you are feeling a little more glam, another popular style is a metallic clutch in gold or silver. Just make sure that you have at least one evening clutch that you can rely on for that special occasion.
5. Straw Basket Handbag
Straw basket bags are the ideal summer accessory, and are super on trend at the moment. Whether you are heading for some tan time at the beach or for a picnic in the park, a woven straw bag will never do you wrong on your day out! On top of being able to carry all your items, this bag will add a summer vibe to your overall look, effortlessly complimenting all your outfits!