1. Make A Splash
It doesn’t hurt to switch up the game once in a while (there’s only so many times one can carry a plain tote bag without feeling bored). Take your cue from Rebecca Lim and try a statement shoulder bag for the office.
2. Classic Hour
Sheila makes a strong example of how you can modernise a classic bag. Use printed pieces in your closet and a statement pair of shoes to amp up the oomph factor, and then use a classic bag (in Sheila’s case, it’s the Louis Vuitton Speedy bag) to ground it and keep it appropriate for work.
3. In Your Hand
If you’re a huge fan of Marie Kondo-ing your bag, then a spacious clutch could be just the thing for you. It gives you a more casual bag option that you can keep your essentials in, and if you wear it like Olivia Palermo, you’re ready to go from boardroom to brunch in two seconds.
4. Go Big Or Go Home
We are totally guilty of carrying too many things in our bag (what happens if someone needs a stain remover pen or a lint roller?!) so we completely understand the need to have a bag that’s super roomy. We love this monogram tote bag from Dior, which Chiara Ferragni is carrying here, because it’s literally one big compartment that holds everything we could dream of.
5. Crossing Lines
Can’t go wrong with a classic brown cross body bag, and if you don’t believe us, just look at how good Jeanette Aw looks. Plus, it’s a super versatile piece that can also be worn on the weekend too!
6. The New Black
Instead of going for the safer option of a black bag, try a grey bag instead. It’s a less severe colour, and still remains timelessly chic and 100% work-friendly. We are loving Zoe’s Fendi piece with its colourful embroidery.
7. Shape Of Your
There are so many options now in the market when it comes to work bags. New trends show that designers are thinking of new shapes that you can still carry to your workplace, and the dumpling-shaped handbag is a good example.
8. Do The Curve
A half moon-shaped bag like Aimee Song’s Loewe Gate bag lets you stuff it with all your work documents and daily necessities.