Oversized clutch. This compact style is a great way to put a fresh spin on your usual daytime bag, but it also works for dressing up an evening look. Go for a gorgeous autumn color like hunter green or deep purple to spice up this accessory.
Top handle bag. Ladylike handbags with top handles are one of fall’s hottest trends. They have a sense of structure and importance that I love in a purse. I’m also dying over the color oxblood lately, and it’s huge this season.
Chain strap shoulder bag. A classic black chain strap bag is great because you can use it when you’re sporting a dressy daytime look or when you’re out at night. It’s also a great contrast piece for a more relaxed look as well.
Satchel. Satchels are a common everyday bag. They can fit everything you need for the workweek and running errands on the weekend. Since satchels are not overly huge but still big enough to fit more than the bare essentials, this style is often my go-to.
Tote. Tote bags are also crucial. You can use it to carry your notebooks to class, haul your laptop to work, or store your travel essentials when vacation-bound. If you’re going to tow your life around in a bag, it might as well be chic, right?
As long as you have your own variation of these 5 must-have bags, you will be set to dress for any occasion that comes your way.