When it comes to finding the perfect handbag for every occasion, there’s no one size fits all solution. Whether a clutch to match your cocktail dress, the statement bag that instantly dials up the fash factor or a cross-body design that ticks off both practicality and style, these are the three must-have handbag styles every wardrobe needs.
With its elongated adjustable strap, the cross-body bag keeps your essentials in check so you can go hands-free. In a practical size perfect for everyday, opt for punchy hues to add a pop of colour to your look or keep it classic with neutrals that will seamlessly tie in with the rest of your wardrobe. Come evening, shorten the strap and sling it over your shoulder for an additional way to wear – we can guarantee it will quickly become one of the most hardworking items in your wardrobe.
One of the easiest ways to transform an outfit is to go big with your bag. And that doesn’t necessarily mean in size – the mini bag commands just as much attention as the XXL tote bag. Texture is key; for spring we love fishing net-inspired macramé and crochet adorned with shells and beads, as well as see-through styles that call for you to accessorize within your accessory. Statement shapes will also step up your A-game – look to structured ball shapes, mini trunks and boxy styles.
The equivalent of a fine piece of jewellery in the bag department, the clutch bag is an essential for evening looks and special occasions. Perfectly formed to hold just a few essentials; the clutch comes in a variety of silhouettes from decorative, ornate minaudières that dial up the wow factor to sleek pouches that work for day and night. Invest in black and metallic tones to team effortlessly with your evening line-up; sumptuous fabrics from leather to silk and polished accents add the perfect finishing touch.