There are two kinds of people in the world: those who enjoy collecting handbags in every imaginable style and color, and those who are perfectly content carrying a classic black bag with every look. No matter which of these categories you fit into, there are a few bag styles that every woman should have in her collection, and you can learn more about them below.
A Tote Bag
Tote bags aren’t just for hauling books back and forth from the library to the sand; they are perfect for every woman and for almost every need. Classic totes can serve as overnight bags, they can be used to hold children’s items, and they’re even ideal as makeshift shopping bags. With a good divider and organizer in place, you can even use a tote as your everyday carry bag. They come in numerous styles, sizes, and colors, so there’s something for everyone. A neutral black tote with a bold pop of color can serve as a statement piece, or you might opt for a boho-chic fringed graphic tote for something a little more fun.
A Tennis Bag
Whether or not you’re a tennis player, a tennis bag is an excellent option to add to your collection, especially if you prefer a preppy resort look. Much like totes, these come in a wide range of styles and colors to suit virtually every preference, and most come with an exterior racquet pocket for protection. Tennis bags come with traditional straps, but they also have optional (and adjustable) crossbody straps so that you can choose your style and fit depending on your individual needs.
A Classic Crossbody
The classic crossbody bag is the perfect solution for women who want the perfect everyday carry. They come in bold styles and colors, such as this navy camo bag with bright pink and navy stripes, but they also come in more muted and neutral tones, such as this taupe option with black, white, and blush accents. It’s made of quality neoprene with various pockets and zippers for holding all of your essentials, and it comes with two crossbody straps for the perfect fit and style, as well.
A Simple Clutch
Clutches are another staple in every woman’s bag collection because they allow you to carry just the essentials in a stylish, yet simple way. Like the crossbody bags, they come in simple patterns and neutral colors – such as this cream bag with white and rose gold stripes – or they come in brighter, bolder patterns that are sure to pair nicely with a neutral tunic or flowy dress. These clutches are just casual enough for everyday use, but they are stylish enough for you to carry to almost any semi-formal event, too, thanks to the choice between a striped and chain wristlet.
Totes, tennis bags, crossbodies, and clutches are all staple pieces that are sure to get plenty of regular use. They’re useful and practical, but affordable enough to purchase in multiple colors so that you always have the right bag for every occasion.