5 Handbag Styles to Covet

There are so many elements to a women’s wardrobe that it can be difficult to choose what items to invest in especially if your goal is more of a capsule wardrobe. We are tackling the handbags category and which must-have styles to add to your closet!


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The Oversized Clutch

A staple for an evening event or just to tote with you while running errands when you don’t have much more than your cards and a few make-up necessities to carry. Choose a style that has versatility both in fabric and in color to take from day to night and season to season. We are seeing these all over the runways as the eye catching accessory to carry for Spring and we especially love the styles made by Bobette Ezia which are made here in the USA!


The Crossbody

A casual and cool style that makes carrying a bag around feel effortless. Sling this across your body with a pair of your favorite jeans, slides, and a cute and carefree top! If you are on social media at all you know that the Gucci leather or velvet crossbody styles are EVERYWHERE right now and the must-have designer bag to covet. This is one of our favorite styles because it keeps are hands free while we hit the stores to shop this season's latest looks.



The Backpack

This tends to be a bit more on the trendier side, but we think it makes a great wardrobe staple accessory! Whether you are running to the coffee shop for a work meeting or jet-setting to your dream vacation destination this is an easy way to bring along your smaller necessities like sunglasses, a camera, wallet, and maybe a change of shoes for day to night? This a great option for festivals and concerts coming up and if you want something a bit more lightweight the fanny pack is back and so on trend! Check out Marc Jacobs for fun bags in both of these styles.

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The Straw Bag

A classic straw handbag never goes out of style and exudes warm weather vibes! Opt for a small structured bucket style as an evening bag or an oversized tote as your carryall going into the summer months for a beach day. Pair either style with a flowy summer dress or high waisted linen trouser with a sleeveless blouse tucked in and a pair of strappy heels. Kayu is killing it with plenty of fun fashion forward straw styles this season!

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The Work Tote

It is always a challenge finding a stylish and perfect bag for the workplace! Choose one that fits your style that is fashion forward, but classic. If your workplace is a bit more business casual, grab a a bag that has more color and flare to it like the inspired pieces we are seeing this season from Coach. Step into the workplace looking styled and ready for the week with all of yours work essentials in tow!

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Stay Stylish Chicago,