1. Zoe Tay: Valentino Vring Shoulder Bag
It’s red, bold and bright — which is probably why Ah Jie Zoe Tay decided to carry this cheery number as an accompaniment to her striking red dress during Chinese New Year. This medium VRing shoulder bag, which was introduced by the Italian label during S/S’19, is a smart choice because not only is it roomy for such occasions (allowing the TV Queen to carry more than just mandarin oranges), it’s also an elegant and versatile piece that works for both the work week and the weekends.
Valentino medium VRing smooth calfskin shoulder bag, S$3,470
2. Fann Wong: Coach Parker
Fann Wong is known for her girlish flair, and this feminine Coach Parker tote accentuates her youthful essence even more, especially when she paired it with a light and cheery colourblock dress. Featuring the brand’s signature C monogram and a tea rose turnlock closure, this classy leather bag has an interesting detail of polished rivets that can be played up when you wear this piece with studded boots. Otherwise, be like Fann and go with a sporty chic vibe by wearing with a flowy maxi and court sneaks. Weekend outfit, sorted.
Coach Parker top handle in signature canvas with rivets, S$750
3. Jeanette Aw: Fendi messenger bag
Jeanette Aw is known for her simple and pared down, yet elegant, style. This is exemplified in this ensemble of an unfussy white t-shirt worn with a black midi skirt and embellished sneakers. She rounded up the effortless look with a salmon-coloured Fendi messenger bag. The blush pink shade added a vibrant pop of colour to her monochrome outfit and yet remains in theme, thanks to the bag’s clean, simple lines.
Fendi beige leather messenger, S$2,690
4. Rebecca Lim: Guirlande de Cartier
We absolutely love this structured shoulder bag that sports Cartier’s famed burgundy hue. It’s cute and sassy, and gives a dose of playfulness to any ensemble you don. Just look at Rebecca Lim’s casual double denim look — when this piece was carelessly slung over her shoulders, she looked cheeky yet sophisticated in a flourish. Take notes!
Cartier Guirlande de Cartier, mini model, red calfskin, gold finish, S$2,770
5. Carrie Wong: Bonia Palma Satchel
Carrie Wong looked resplendent in this soft pastel pink co-ord paired with a delicate camisole, but our eyes were immediately drawn to the adorable powder blue Bonia satchel she had in hand. The charming piece is just big enough to house your phone and essentials, and will look perfect beside a sundress during a flirty picnic date on the weekends.
Bonia Ice Blue Palma Satchel XS, S$362.08
6. Joanne Peh: Bulgari Serpenti Forever
Joanne Peh jazzed up her monochrome outfit with this sassy handbag that added character to an otherwise safe look. Sporting metal chain straps and an edgy brass light gold plated snake head closure that has eyes in green malachite, this spacious front clasp bag is equal parts captivating and practical. Juxtapose its boxy look with an off-shoulder top paired with a ruffled skirt.
Bulgari Serpenti Forever flap cover, US$2,850
7. Sheila Sim: Chanel Side-Packs
Is Sheila Sim wearing body jewellery or a crossbody bag? Well, it’s both. Chanel’s unique Side-Packs creation which features gold crossbody chains and imitation pearls is a quirky and modern option for days when you can’t decide which of the two you wish to go for. Plus, the quilted lambskin leather is classic Chanel, and will add pizzazz to your outfit. Wear with a jumpsuit to play up its graceful silhouette.
Chanel Side-Packs, lambskin, imitation pearls & gold-tone metal, S$11,380
8. Jasmine Sim: Louis Vuitton Twist MM
A taupe jumpsuit can look too military-meets-utilitarian. But Jasmine Sim, who recently won the Best Newcomer Award at the 2019 Star Awards, circumvented that by keeping the top portion of her jumpsuit unbuttoned and finishing off with this classic Louis Vuitton Twist bag in a brilliant hue, adding both vibrancy and dynamism in one fell swoop. Be like her and wear chunky dad sneakers for an offbeat vibe.
Louis Vuitton Twist MM Epi Leather handbag, price available in store
9. Oon Shu An: Gucci matelassé shoulder bag
An eye-catching and brightly coloured bag can do wonders for your most basic of outfits. Just look at thespian Oon Shu An, whose simple t-shirt and tailored trousers combo was elevated a few notches by her Gucci matelassé bag. Featuring the brand’s iconic horsebit and interlocking G emblems, the boxy silhouette also channels a more masculine and androgynous effect, which you can contrast by wearing with a pair of fierce pointed heels, just like Shu An. However, if you’re having difficulty finding this model, we suggest going for a similar silhouette in a GG Marmont instead.
Gucci matelassé shoulder bag, S$2,140 from Farfetch