6 must-have handbags for every occasion

6 must-have handbags for every occasion

With so many beautiful bags to choose from in the fashion world, it can be difficult to know where to start. If you find yourself constantly gravitating to just one handbag for everything you do, or you have so many handbags that never see the light of day, then you’re in the right place. Here, we look at the six must-have handbags that everyone needs in their wardrobe, for both casual day and formal evening looks.


A true classic – the tote will never go out of fashion. It’s typically a medium-sized handbag in a square or rectangular shape with long straps. This makes it a hugely versatile handbag that can be used for a whole host of things – from your shopping to your laptop. It’s the perfect option for those with busy lifestyles who need a sophisticated bag to transition from the office to the store or the gym.


A clutch is typically a more formal bag used for evenings out on the town or special occasions. They are simple in style and usually small and slim – making them ideal for holding just a few essentials. As you’ll use yours time and time again at special events, it’s worth investing in a versatile clutch in black, metallic or nude shades that will complement any outfit.

Cross body

Cross body bags are a practical and stylish solution for everyday wear. They have a long, strong strap that is worn over the shoulder and the bag typically sits on the hip. As this is a great option for both day and evening use, choose a medium-sized option that’s big enough to carry everything you need without weighing you down.


A baguette bag is a small, oblong-shaped handbag with a short strap that’s typically worn over the shoulder. It was ‘the’ bag to have in the 90s and 00s with many celebrities rocking the style – and we’re happy to say that the trend is back. It’s the perfect stylish accessory for both day and night, offering just enough space to carry your essentials. The sleek lines of the baguette will elevate your look no matter what you’re wearing.


A duffle bag really is a must-have. It’s a cylinder-shaped bag with a large centre compartment and shoulder straps, making it easy to carry and big enough for a whole host of things. Whether you need to carry your activewear to the gym, your sports equipment to your next match or your clothes for a trip away, a good-quality duffel bag won’t let you down.


Who say’s backpacks have to be boring? There are plenty of chic, stylish backpacks on offer from both high street stores and designer labels. They are perfect for long days as they distribute the weight evenly across the body – so you won’t end up with one achy shoulder after a busy day. Choose a leather style in black, navy or brown to add a touch of elegance to your outfit.

Why not streamline your wardrobe today by making sure you have one of each must-have handbag?

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