Bags serve as both a fashion accessory and a very functional item. They add an extra element to your outfit while allowing you to store everything you need for the day in hands reach. Your documents, laptop, phone, and more can easily fit into most modern messenger and crossbody bags. Follow these tips when styling or looking for a new bag and you’ll always pull it off.
The Type Of Bag
From messenger bags to portfolios, we have many choices for the type of bag we choose. They all serve a different purpose and are more useful than another in certain situations.
If you have many things to carry with you such as a laptop, papers, and more then you need something spacious. Messenger bags achieve just this while also looking very fashionable. Most will have multiple interior compartments if not some on the outside too.
Smaller crossbody bags are useful when you have little extra items you need to bring with you. They are lightweight and won’t cause any hassle while wearing them around.
Portfolios are strictly for carrying and organizing documents if you’re meeting with a client or dropping something off. They are easy to carry while exemplifying a classy and modern aesthetic.
Take away: Choose a bag that matches accordingly to the activities of the day.
Bags will most commonly come in leather or canvas. You may find them in suede or another material if you look for it. Since the first two materials mentioned are what you’ll most likely have or purchase in the future, we will cover the pros and cons of each.
Leather arguably has a more aesthetically pleasing appearance. It doesn’t matter if it’s shoes, a bag, or anything in between, it makes almost anything look good. The texture of high quality leather adds a liveliness to whatever it may be turned into. On the downside, leather has to be treated very carefully. You don’t want to be getting it wet or it will damage it.
Canvas bags are much more reliable as they can be roughed up a bit. It is a breathable and soft material that can take the beating of day to day use. They also tend to be lighter when compared to their leather counterpart and can be washed.
Takeaway: Material is personal choice but canvas serves a better all-purpose function.
Once you have decided on the style and material of your bag, it’s time to style it! Luckily it’s very simple and you don’t have to do much more work than wearing it. The main concern is matching the colour to your outfit so you should always go for a brown or black bag. These will never fail to give your outfit an added professional touch while holding all your daily necessities.