We all know that bags aren’t simply just accessories or spaces to store our belongings. Bags serve as a reflection of the personalities they carry as well as the personalities carrying them. They play an essential role in defining your individuality and style, so it is important to have the right bag for almost any occasion!
Different phases of your life warrant different looks, styles and even brands. Today, we take a look at some bags that will take you through the different walks of your life.
Brands to go for: Marc by Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, Tory Burch
Everything has to begin somewhere. And when it comes to fashion, chances are you probably started out in school. As a student, you’ll probably find yourself buried deep in a heap of items to lug around: stationery, books, gym clothes, shoes, your laptop and the list goes on. In this case, carry a medium to a large-sized bag. These bags are generally more spacious and enable you to store your things while retaining its shape. Backpacks, tote bags and duffel bags that are perfect for this job, as they are usually made with both large and smaller compartments – sufficient to store everything you’ll need!
Being a student entitles you to wear almost anything you like on most days. So take on a casual street style for your bags that’s versatile enough to match your everyday wear. Loosely structured bags are the best for portraying a laidback-cool vibe. Think satchels, bucket bags or crossbody bags! For more adventurous dressy days, spice up your outfits with bright bold colours and designs for a fresh, youthful look befitting of a student. Try this cute tangerine coloured Marc By Marc Jacobs Too Hot To Handle Drawstring bag for an extra pop of vitality for an outfit that’ll impress your peers.
Brands to go for: Alexander Wang, Alexander Mcqueen, Salvatore Ferragamo
Moving into the transitional phases in your life such as having your first job probably renders a need for a change of style. The demands of the working world is vastly different from that of a school and it is essential for you to alter your outlook to suit this environment. It is all about looking professional. So size down for a sleek, sharp look! Go for medium to smaller-sized bags for a more streamlined effect. Such bags are able to add a hint of sassiness without distracting another from your personality. Smaller bags also show confidence and decisiveness as they restrict the amount of things you can carry. This indirectly tells your boss that you’re able to prioritise what you require to have which indicates your assertive nature at work as well.
Another thing to do is to tone downon those bright colours a little at work. Muted tones and conservative colours are highly appreciated in the working environment, especially if you are new. Your dressing shouldn’t be over the top, so stay away from highly embellished styles or crazy bright neon colours. Opt for simpler looks that are more clean and polished to present a more professional image instead. But if you’re afraid of looking boring, fret not. Colours aren’t the only way to dress up! Play with less flashy patterns and motifs or interestingly structured bags like this Alexander McQueen Mini Heroine, for that extra something in your outfit that will show some personality to leave a lasting first impression everywhere you go.
Brands to go for: Prada, Saint Laurent, Chloé
If you find that you’re doing well at work, getting promoted may be in the cards in the near future. And when this happens, you’ll definitely want to treat yourself to something befitting of your new position! Now that you’re more familiar at your workplace, you can safely loosen up the strings a little and allow yourself a little more creative license in terms of colours and designs. Select brighter coloured bags made of more sophisticated materials like lambskin leather, or go for exotic bags made from rarer hides for a distinctively unique look. And if you’re more into classics, go for iconic styles like this Prada Saffiano Lux Galleria Shopping Tote for a look that‘s à la mode every season.
Brands to go for: Chanel
Finally, when you’re settled into a position that you are comfortable enough with, seek advancement in your style with timeless pieces that with an appeal that never fades. Stand out with class and languid elegance that will garner the envy of many. And what fits this description better than a classic Chanel? Select classic pieces such as the Chanel Black Lambskin Leather Classic Medium Double Flap Bag or this Chanel Lambskin Jumbo Maxi Double Flap Classic Red 2.55 for a Hepburn-like vintage glamour that dates all the way back to the sixties. Or opt for a modern twist with this Chanel Boy Flap Bag that will continue to stay current in time to come.