Think of an elegant top-handle bag as an investment piece. It’s dressed up without being stuffy, and in a neutral color (like gray, navy, black or tan) you can wear it to nearly no end. Plus, it’s got enough room for your every day essentials (yep, even that pair of emergency ballet flats) without feeling too bulky.
Worn long over your shoulder–or, of course, across your body–consider this your off-duty staple. We love it in a rich color with just a hint of embellishment. It’s delicately sized and let’s you go hands-free during all those weekend errands and shopping trips.
OK, sometimes you need to schlep around what seems like your entire life and a crossbody or a top-handle just won’t do. Those times, reach for a sizeable shoulder tote that’s minimal in design, so that it looks just as good empty as it does overflowing.
News flash: Clutches aren’t just for evening anymore. Larger fabric pouches have made their way into daytime, too. Either pare down your daily necessities and be the chicest one at the office, or nestle your pouch in your larger commuter tote in case of any last-minute fancy lunches.