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10 Handbags That’ll Give Your Wardrobe A Major Update!

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Girls, gather around because I am going to give you the most important piece of fashion advice there is: if there’s one thing you invest in, it should be your accessories, your shoes, and bags, in particular. Accessories can literally break an outfit. Don’t get me started on how many great outfits have seen their downfall due to an unfortunate pairing with the wrong bag or shoes.

And while I may be a few years away from toting the designer bags of my dreams, I think that building a handbag wardrobe with classic styles is something you can start doing in your teens. Here are the different kinds of bags out there and why you need to get your hands on them.

A Classic Tote

Every girl should own a classic tote – because this is one bag that a) won’t ever go out of style b) is roomy enough to hold all your stuff. I love Zara’s range of reversible totes and the fact that you get two bags in the price of one makes this bag a total STEAL!


A minaudière is basically part bling jewellery, part handbag, it’s usually tiny with just enough space to store the essentials. This bejewelled piece from Forever New is perfect for a dressy evening out, a cocktail function or even a wedding. PS: If you have a ginormous phone like an iPhone XS Max, I’d suggest testing if it fits into the bag.

Straw Bag

We saw the resurgence of the straw bag last year and I don’t see this cute AF brunch staple going anywhere. I’ve chosen this crossbody style that’ll keep your hands free for two of life’s most important things: your cellphone and your drink.


This silver crossbody is the perfect companion for your LBD on all those nights out! The compartments ensure you won’t lose things and the trending chain detail makes it look oh-so-edgy.


Working girls like me would not be able to survive without our satchel bags – it’s the trusty work companion that holds a tiny piece of our world! I’ve recommended a more expensive bag here because I find that I rarely have the patience to change my work satchel, so it’s worth the investment, right?


Even if you aren’t a professional baraati, there’s no denying the utility of a good, old fashioned potli. I’ve chosen this simple number, well, as basic as a desi bag can be, because the metallic accents will be a no-brainer match with all your desi outfits.


For me, the perfect backpack combines a minimalist aesthetic with enough storage to comfortably carry half of all your personal belongings, but that’s just me.


Always looking for something to cling on to? Then you must invest in a good clutch – it’s part BF, part handbag. This pretty in pink clutch from Charles & Keith is super-cute and will totally be your go-to BFF for Sunday brunch.

Fanny Pack

This isn’t the bumbag your daddy wore during trips abroad, oh no! The fanny pack of 2019 is sleek and the use of the trending animal print on this one makes it a travel must-have!

Bucket Bag

I know the bucket bag isn’t a classic and it’s got its fair share of detractors, but let me plead my case. I know this is no Mansur Gavriel, but bucket bags can lend an air of relaxed luxury to any casual outfit, I also love how no matter how dainty a bucket bag is, it’s almost always able to hold a lot of things, which is very important if you’re like me and cannot leave the house without *at least* 8 lipsticks.





Hauterfly's resident bubbly girl-turned-Social Media Manager who lives life one cappuccino at a time. Not-so-secret makeup hoarder and food lover who hasn't set her kitchen on fire. Yet.

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