Throughout history, men and women both have carried bags to store their valuables when they are on the move. Although bags served pure functional reasons when they originated, with the evolution of the fashion industry, it has become more of a status symbol and fashion statement in today’s world.
There’s nothing quite like the power of a well-designed bag to rev up any look. It could be a statement chain-strap bag that becomes your best friend on a date-night or an elegant rose gold clutch bag that tops off the extravagant look for a black-tie function.
While most men have drifted away from using bags and resorted to carrying pocket sized purses and wallets, the variety of bag styles used by women have only increased. In addition to the number of styles, they also come in an array of materials such as leather, suede, plastic and fabric, amongst many others. Each bag can cost anywhere from a few dollars to several thousand dollars depending on the exclusivity of the design and material used. Following are some of the must-have bag types to suit all occasions.
Weekend Cross Body
This is an absolute must-have for every girl as it can be worn across the body quite comfortably. The possibilities a cross body bag offers are endless as it frees up both hands allowing you to do a range of activities with so much ease. It can be paired well with casual outfits to give the perfect playful and ready to run look.
A Statement Clutch
This is a strapless, grab-and-go bag that is carried in the hand. It is a definite must-have that needs to be included in the collection. Evening clutch bags come in various shapes, sizes, designs and colours. It serves as a perfect container of money and small personal items or accessories. Having one of these in a neutral shade that goes with all the dressy looks will surely come in handy. However, owning a clutch bag with unique embellishments could add glamour and spice up the overall look.
A Polished Tote Bag
Every woman must have at least one of these in their collection. Amongst the multitude of uses of a good tote bag, it is a large bag that is very spacious and allows you to fit almost anything into. This is extremely important to women as they are likely to carry half the house with them as they travel. Modern tote bags are refined, high-end versions of basic canvas bags that are also more elegant in design.