2.  The Clutch Bag

If I had it my way, I’d buy 20 of these in varying prints, colors, and sizes.  Unfortunately, I don’t have the means to do so, ha!  I’ve acquired 4 over the last few years – none of them were investment buys FYI.  They were all $50 and under *thumbs up*  It’s not a huge deal for me though because I usually carry my YSL crossbody because I prefer to be hands-free whenever possible.  

I typically carry these for formal events and fancy dinners.  I recommend purchasing a chic, simple version in gold or silver to start.  If you already have a “standard” clutch, don’t be afraid to experiment with different styles! Remember though, you want to make sure you can fit in your basics.  Here are some fab options for you guys (different price points):

3.  The Everyday Tote

I call this my Mary Poppins bag because it fits all my essentials…and non-essentials!  This tote is a must-have for college students and young professionals alike.  I have several different versions in my closet:  brown, black, gold, animal-print, and LV (my Louis Vuitton).  Purchasing the LV tote was a mistake on my part because I did a crappy job taking care of it.  It’s all tattered up now, and every time I look at it, I die a little inside, ha.

If you’re like me and you fling your everyday tote around, stick with more inexpensive versions because you’ll go through them quickly.  I’ve learned my lesson from my LV though.  I now guard my tote from the rain and keep it OFF the floor – I usually place it behind me when I sit down or set it on a chair next to me.

Here are some awesome options for you guys!  Let’s start with $50 & under…

And move onto pieces that are $50-$250…

4.  The Crossbody Bag

The crossbody’s arguably my fave bag of the four listed above!  I have a bunch of these because I love being hands-free.  Although this is my go-to when I’m running errands, it’s also a fave for a fun night out on the town so if you have the extra cash, I recommend splurging on a designer version in addition to the more affordable options you accumulate over the years!  I bought YSL’s Cassandre tassel crossbody, and it’s a serious staple for me because of its versatility.

Here are some affordable versions for you guys (under $75)…

…and some splurges to browse…


I hope you all enjoyed this post!  What do you think of my list of must-haves?  What would you add or omit? Also, where do you guys like to shop for bags?

7 Comments

  1. July 27, 2015 / 5:13 am

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  2. July 27, 2015 / 8:19 am

    Find your blog so great, 
    pretty pictures and beautiful colors.

  3. August 2, 2015 / 11:29 pm

    Oooh, I'm all about bags, so this is right up my street! Some great styles, though I usually find myself just going for the medium sized cross body and investment means for me Mulberry rather than Hermes. Maybe one day… 🙂

  4. August 11, 2015 / 7:58 pm

    Totally on point! I myself am a designer bag girl.. but I find myself always swooning over the everyday tote or crossbody that are wayyyy more practical.. lol

  5. August 19, 2015 / 3:31 pm

    Love this post! I find myself having too many totes and not enough clutches! Thanks for the inspiration!

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