Today I would like to talk to you about a topic on which they receive so many requests: which are the bags that every woman should have in her wardrobe? Which must-have bags are comfortable to have in your closet, to create any outfit?
Expecially in these last seven weeks in which I started to make some more videos for the youtube channel related to this blog, which before was practically non-existent.
Now you know: I’m passionate about handbags and I tend a little bit to collect them, although I’ve reduced their number a lot over the years and I sold all the ones I didn’t use.
Since then, I feel much better, because every time I add a new bag to my handbag collection I think about it before I buy it, I feel great and so I’m also much more used and much more satisfied.
I currently own about a dozen bags that I use regularly.
I’d like to talk to you today about what, in my opinion, are bags that every woman should have in her wardrobe.
Naturally, much also depends on how we use it, on our personal taste, from our style and also especially from our lifestyle.
I’m a 53-year-old working woman with family who has a lot of other things to do every day. In addition, in non-quarantine times I go out at least a couple of nights a week. Therefore, the must-have bags that every woman should have to suit her lifestyle are the ones I describe in this post.
As you may have noticed from the various outfit posts, I mainly own designer bags. But that doesn’t mean that you have to have designer bags to be well dressed. On the contrary! There are many beautiful bags in lower price ranges that are beautiful and practical and allow you to dress well and create classy outfits.
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There are extremely innovative mid-range brands on everything: on materials, on extremely creative lines. They create handbags are real jewels of great taste.
So, you don’t have to spend big money in designer handbags to have a collection of beautiful bags.
Today I tell you about five models of women’s handbags that I consider extremely useful, if not indispensable, in everyday life. However, these are indications about the model and not about the brand.
#1 THE INDISTRUCTABLE BAG
The bag that I call “indistructable” is a fairly large and quite capacious bag, capable of containing a lot of items. It can be carried anywhere, because it is very resistant. Ideally, it is made of leather that, as you get older, becomes more and more beautiful.
My favorite bag in this category is the Givenchy Nightingale, which you see in these photos.
I find you beautiful and, in fact, I often find myself they ask what bag it is and where you can buy it.
It can be carried by hand or on the shoulder. And if it also had a long shoulder strap, it would be the perfect bag.
I bought this “pre-loved” bag (officially used, but actually arrived with original tags) on Vestiaire Collective, a great online store of vintage and used luxury women’s handbags where I bought several “treasures”.
Take a look: the choice is really vast, the objects are authenticated by experts and the service is impeccable. And with my discount code NOTIMEFORSTYLE20, you also benefit from a welcome discount on your first purchase!
#2 THE SMALL-MEDIUM CROSS-BODY BAG
Another bag that I think every woman would do good to have in your wardrobe and that for me has become really indispensable is the small to medium cross-body bag, which I tend to use a lot of also when I go on vacation or travel.
I have two of them and I use them both a lot: a Gucci Disco sand-colored, which goes with everything, and the latest one, the red Gucci Marmont Small bag.
There is space a large Zippy wallet, one or two bundles of keys, sunglasses, my mobile phone and some other small items, such as handkerchiefs, lip gloss or other.
I love a nice, long shoulder strap, that gets to the hips, while I hate those short ones that end at waist height or just underneath, which I find very unstylish.
The shoulder strap, by the way, allows you to have your hands always free and this multiplies the ideal uses of this handbag model.
#3 THE CLASSIC, SLIGHTLY FORMAL BAG
As an example of this category, I chose my black Chanel Jumbo Caviar , a truly timeless bag that is very durable.
I find that having a classic handbag in your closet is very useful both to cover a whole series of formal, professional and non-professional occasions, but also to “elevate” a very casual look, creating a pleasant contrast.
Naturally, there are beautiful classic bags of many brands and they are not necessarily big names: to make a bag look classic, in fact, is its linear shape, the beautiful leather, its sleek and elegant details.
There’s only a little warning to consider: wear these bags only when you actually want to look very formal, because the occasion demands it, or wear them with deliberately casual, young, informal outfits. Otherwise, they risk making you look a little older.
#4 THE “ICONIC” BAG
By iconic bag I mean a bag that, because of its characteristics, is very “recognizable” and fashionable, perhaps because of its shape, a particular type of fabric or leather or for its details, such as a particular closure, a monogrammed fabric, etc.
As I have said before, I am not at all contrary to a monogrammed accessory, if well dosed inside a chic and simple outfit. Surely it is not true that monogrammed prints serve just flaunting a signature, as some may think. They also have a decorative function.
But an “iconic” bag can be just that for its particular shape, its precious quality leather and materials: there are many models to choose from.
#5 THE SHOPPER
It’s a bag with a really simple shape – an elongated rectangle or even slightly wider than high – basically a container of objects, ideally equipped with a nice shoulder strap that leaves your hands free.
My choice, in this case, fell on the Prada Double, which I find very beautiful and durable. The only flaw, in this case, is the fact that you can’t close the bag (apart from a small central compartment where to close the most precious things) and, therefore, it is not very suitable to be used for example on public transport or in big cities.
It is a very comfortable bag, however, because it allows you to insert and extract many objects with great ease. A must-have among the indispensable women’s bags, then!
I bought several of my bags “pre-loved” (sometimes officially used, but actually arrived with original tags) on Vestiaire Collective, over the years. It’s a great online store for vintage and pre-loved luxury women’s handbags where I found several “treasures”.
Take a look: the choice is really vast, the objects are authenticated by experts and the service is impeccable. And with my discount code NOTIMEFORSTYLE20, you also benefit from a welcome discount on your first purchase.
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