4 Styles Of Bags To Have In Your Accessory Wardrobe

As accessories play a super important role in our wardrobe, and bags are one of the most dominant accessory pieces and one of the most used, we’re going to talk about the 4 styles of bags to have in your accessory wardrobe. Bags serve the function of being practical, a necessity to carry pieces of your life around with you. And they also serve an a key piece in your outfit making, helping to complete your look and add in your personal style.

There are a million styles, sizes and types of bags out there, and here I’ve rounded up 4 different style types everyone needs in their closet for both functionality and practicality.

The 4 Types

The Everyday Purse

The everyday bag is a wardrobe essential and the workhorse of your bag collection. This is the bag you probably get the most use out of, and is your go-to when running out the door. It holds a little more than just the essentials, without being a dumping ground for every single piece of your life to end up in.

The Everyday Purse is a key personality piece, as it is part of your everyday lifestyle. It’s usually neutral in colour, perfect to just throw on with any outfit, a no-brainer when getting ready. There is no decision fatigue when it comes to this piece. It’s best when it has some structure to it, and built in organization.

Key Features

  • Mid-size
  • Neutral Colour
  • Basic structure and build in organization

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Everyday Purse Black

The Tiny Bag

The tiny bag is made for just your essentials. Perfect for running out the door with just your keys, cards, phone and lip balm. Your go-to for errand running or school pick-up.

I have found this to be my favourite style of bag now that my diaper-bag days are far behind me, and I just want the easiest, quickest, no-fuss option. An amazing perk of this style is the amount of options out there right now for this type of bag, from stylish little super-functioning ones to trendy belt bags, the options are endless.

This is the perfect style of bag to let your personal style shine with. Go for an option in a print, colour or texture you love, to show off your personality. Since you only throw the essentials in here, it’s an easy and quick switch bag, so even if you have more than one, changing up your style to match your outfit or mood is super simple.

Key Features

  • Super small
  • Basic shape and organization
  • Easy to grab and go
  • Personality piece

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Small Cross Body Bag

The Classic Bag

The classic purse is part of your core accessories and the perfect pairing for your elevated needs. This bag is usually more on the elegant and classic side, made for wearing with your elevated lifestyle outfits. Whether you’re styling this bag with a floral dress for a summer wedding, a leather jacket for date night or a blazer for a work function, this one has you covered for the more formal side of your life.

The size of this bag is dependent on your lifestyle needs and personal style, and its core attributes are structure, elevated material like leather/faux leather, beautiful texture or quilting, and chain finishes.

Key Features

  • Elevated
  • Beautiful finishes
  • Average to small in size
  • Personality piece

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Classic Purse Black

The Tote Bag

No accessory wardrobe is complete without an everyday, go-to tote bag. Obviously perfect for toting your life around, this bag is a staple piece for those days when you need to bring more. Whether you’re headed to work or off for a weekend away, the tote bag is the perfect, easy piece to carry more.

Either way you use this bag, for work or for fun, you can’t go wrong with a classic neutral colour in a faux leather look, for this timeless accessory staple.

Key Features

  • Easy
  • Larger, carries more
  • Structured and sturdy
  • Neutral colour

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Tote Bag Black

And those are the 4 different styles of bags to have in your accessory wardrobe! Of course there are other types to fit other needs, but these are a good starting point for the 4 main functions and needs of bags in your closet. I hope you’ve found some inspiration for pieces that you might not currently have in your accessory wardrobe, and got some ideas on the styles and ways to incorporate your personal style.