Guys I love a giant bag I can throw absolutely everything into. My need to tote around a laptop, change of clothes, textbook and whatever page turner novel I’m currently into is why I opted for the largest neverfull tote & the biggest Celine luggage tote available at Barney’s. I do NOT like to run out of room when I’m heading to class, work or on the go. That being said it is super annoying when you just want to roll out of bed and walk to Starbs and you either have to carry a bag the size of your torso with just a credit card & keys in it or you try to stuff your phone, keys and wallet into the pocket of your sundress #awkward. When you’re meeting a friend for happy hour or grabbing dinner with a date a large tote can totally clash with your outfit and give you diaper bag mom vibes no matter how chic the bag or the dress.
When Jordan and I were in San Francisco recently I picked up the Gucci Soho Disco crossbody bag that every blogger and their Mom posts about. I’ll admit I felt pretty basic lusting after the bag but after owning it for like 5 minutes I no longer felt guilty about giving into the hype. A small bag you can fit a phone, wallet and keys into is essential for running errands, a night out, etc. I personally believe in investing in bags that will go with everything for years to come but saving on pieces that are ultra trendy/statement bags.
Baja Bound Porcupine Bag| Surely this statement bag won’t go with every occasion yet I can’t help feel that it could truly make an entire look.
Parker Double Zip Mini Bag| This bag comes in a variety of colors (Navy/Red/Pink/Etc) and can easily be dressed up or dressed down depending on the occasion.
Jamie Metallic Clutch| Metallic is always really versatile and great for a night out.
Mini Faye Suede & Leather Wallet| This small wallet on a chain has a modern “it girl” vibe.
Gucci Soho Disco Leather Bag| If I could write a love letter to this bag I would. I use it every single day and I am really happy with how much fits into it (cell phone, wallet, keys, lipstick, random flyers I pick up, fold and stuff inside). The classic bag comes in a variety of colors varying seasonally but I opted for the timeless and seasonless black option. I swear I can wear this bag with EVERYTHING. If you love the look but don’t want to make the investment I suggest a similar look for only $55!
Gucci Marmont Velvet Shoulder Bag| Velvet feels luxe and fashion forward while the iconic Gucci design is timeless.
YSL Medium Leather Wallet on a Chain| A definite splurge/investment piece this YSL signature purse is glamorous enough for a formal occasion but doesn’t feel too pretentious with jeans for daytime.
Ted Baker Cat Leather Crossbody| If you want a bag that adds a playful touch this one is purrfect (sorry, had to).
See by Chloe Mini Crossbody| This ultra petite cross body is a stylish way to carry along a minimalist’s essentials both day and night.
Rebecca Minkoff Love Leather Crossbody| This bag has a similar look as the Chanel Boy bag but at a budget friendly price point.
See by Chloe Nano Polly Leather Crossbody| My favorite thing about See by Chloe is that the bags maintain the look and feel of Chloe at a fraction of the price point. I love the signature quilting and statement tassel on this crossbody. (Worthy of note, I have two See by Chloe bags and have been very impressed with the quality. When deciding between a the Gucci Soho Disco bag and a Chloe Mini Marcie Saddlebag I ultimately strayed away from the Chloe because of reviews regarding the quality for the price point. If Chloe lacks in quality for the price, See by Chloe does not. I have been very impressed with both of my See by Chloe bags).
Street Level Crossbody (under $50)| This affordable crossbody is available in both pewter and rose gold (so pretty).
Coach Flower Applique Bag| This bag gives off major flower power vibes. This bag felt very unexpected from Coach to me and I fell in LOVE the minute I saw it.
Are you a big purse or small purse girl? I fall on both ends of the spectrum but generally avoid the middle ground (no medium bags for me)!