If I were to choose my favorite fashion accessory, no doubt it would be a bag. Although I have tons of bags in storage, I only have a few on current rotation. I like them big and roomy, so no doubt my Longchamp Neo Medium is my current default everyday bag. I actually use it as a diaper bag, too! I love how both Star’s and I’s stuff fit perfectly in it, with some room for a couple more stuff.
Since most of my bags are medium to large in size, I have a difficult time choosing which one to use on a night out with friends. But I do have some small to medium bags that can double as a day and night bag! I swear I love stuff that I can use in multiple ways. Check out the article below for a style tip on how to take your handbags from day to night 😉
Style Tip: Handbags That’ll Take You from Day to Night
Let’s face it, whether you’re a full-time mom, a full-time business owner, a full-time employee, or any combination thereof, there’s one thing we can all agree on—time is of the essence! But don’t let a busy schedule get you down. With one of these it-bags, as suggested by the articles Lyst, you won’t have to sacrifice style or functionality when taking your ensemble from day to night.
Materials can make all the difference when shopping for a new handbag. And whether it’s a daytime outing or a nighttime gala, there are a few exteriors that will allow for a flawless transition. Soft and supple leather, suede, snakeskin, ostrich, faux animal-friendly materials, and even tassels, zippers, and the tried-and-true leopard print are all on point and will have you well on your way to finding the perfect office to evening—or playground to party!—handbag.
Clutches are the perfect arm candy, as is evident in Vogue’s compilation of captivating purses. They also happen to be just the thing to take you seamlessly from the office to the corporate holiday shindig. When choosing your clutch, be sure the color meshes well with a variety of looks, has plenty of room for both day and night essentials, and boasts quality materials and stitching for added durability. A detachable strap would be an added benefit, too—wear the clutch over your shoulder or cross-body by day, and get a firm, handheld grip by night for a chic, no-strings-attached look.
If a more substantial bag is your preference, like many of those seen in Elle’s 2015 handbag roundup, then at least opt for a tote with straps to keep your hands free. That way, you can carry children around during the day and sip cocktails and sample hors d’oeuvres by night. There’s nothing wrong with a little handbag bling, especially if it’s subtle enough for the everyday. Choose a purse with chunky gold or silver hardware, or spring for metallic material and details. Just beware of anything with too much glitter—it can easily overpower your daytime ensemble.
Don’t be afraid to take some risks—grunge, pop art, and animal print are all trending at the moment—but be sure to stay true to your personal style in the long run. It’s just best to buy something you know you’ll use, even if it is on-trend. Structured bags are excellent for the woman who prefers to keep it professional with an ultra-chic and modern edge. On the other hand, the more whimsical and playful carryalls with unexpected touches are more likely to appeal to the free-spirited artist. But, one thing’s for sure, there is definitely something for everyone, and that includes the convenience of taking your new tote from day to night.
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