Fashion File: 8 Handbag Styles Every Woman Should Own – Part I

There’s no doubt that accessories play an important role when dressing up: while shoes can transform and define your look, a great handbag can pull together any outfit, so no matter what you got going on, there’s a particular style for every occasion. In my opinion, all you need is 8 styles (one of each should be enough) to be completely covered, so today I’m rounding-up the first half with options from different brands at different price points for you to consider:

1. The Satchel: A classic and chic style that immediately elevates your look, even if you’re just wearing a simple tee and jeans. This is a bag that you’ll have forever, so I’d stick to black.  Burberry Large Gainsborough Leather Bag || Sole Society Leanne Bag || Madewell The Glasgow Satchel || Tory Burch Robinson Slouchy Satchel || Zac Zac Posen Eartha Double Handle Leather Satchel || Rag & Bone Aston Leather Satchel || Michael Kors Miranda Leather Satchel

2. The Tote: For those days when you’re basically carrying your home with you, this bag should be roomy and should go with any outfit, so stick to neutral colors like nude, brown and black. Rochas Leather Tote || J.Crew Uptown Tote Bag || Rebecca Minkoff Medium Mab Tote || Tory Burch York Buckle Tote || Cole Haan Emma Leather Tote || Loeffler Randall Open Tote || Annabel Ingall Large Isabella Tote

3. The Crossbody: Nothing like the comfort of free hands! This style is great for weekends when you’re strolling around town and want something lightweight.  Marni Bandoleer Leather Crossbody || Rebecca Minkoff Avery Crossbody || Rebecca Minkoff Small Astor Saddle Bag || Kate Spade Holden Street Lilibeth Bag || Rebecca Minkoff Love Crossbody Bag || Annabel Ingall Jojo Crossbody Bag || ChloĆ© Marcie Leather Crossbody Bag

4. The Clutch: Perfect for date nights when you really don’t need to carry more than your wallet, phone and some makeup. Also great for those occasions that call for a cocktail dress or a ladylike outfit. Clare Vivier Flat Clutch || Sole Society Marlena Vegan Leather Clutch || Rebecca Minkoff Leo Envelope Clutch || Skagen Anne-Marie Leather Clutch || Clare Vivier Foldover Leather Clutch || Clare Vivier Leopard Flat Haircalf Clutch || Alexander McQueen Calfskin Leather Envelope Clutch