The handbags you need...
…and the celebs who carry them
A great bag can be the ultimate fashion statement. With the help of some celeb inspo, here are our picks of all the essential bags a gal should have in her arsenal.
The everyday handbag
Your holy grail bag. The one that fits all your essentials and more. The one with inevitably ends up full of receipts, loose change and lipsticks. Every girl needs a trusty handbag she can take everywhere and anywhere. Insta-starlet Steph Claire Smith pairs her classic black handbag with a tartan coat and frayed denim.
The cross-body bag
The cross-body bag is perfect for a night-out or days when you just need the essentials. Throw in your phone, wallet and lipgloss and you’re ready to go. Grunge up your look with metallic hardware and a chain strap. Babe Olivia Munn keeps her look simple, pairing her navy bag with denim cut-offs and an oversized cardi.
Backpacks are underrated, don’t ya reckon? They’re cute and chic, but they leave you free to use your arms and do what you please without being weighed down by a heavy handbag. They’re perfect for those days where you’re running all over the place, music festivals (hello Splendour!) and travelling. Take some inspo from girl of the moment Lily Rose Depp and save it up for when the sun comes out.
The ultimate Mary Poppins bag. The perfect airport accessory. The bag that fits (almost) your whole life. Use it for weekends away, hand luggage or ya know if you have to get ready at your mate’s place for a night out. As long as it fits your make-up, your iPad and couple of outfit changes - it’s the one for you. Rihanna oozes effortless chic in an oversized shirt and sneakers with her soft brown leather weekender.
THE BUMBAG / BELT BAG
Ah the bumbag has returned and we are not complaining. This oldie but a goodie has been spotted on the likes of Hailey Baldwin and Kendall Jenner so you know it’s cool. The perfect accessory for when you CBF’d carrying a handbag around.
By Daisy DSouza