Yes, you need more than one bag in your wardrobe
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While the best classic bags are certainly versatile, there’s no one-size-fits-every-occasion purse out there, which is why top stylists suggest building a small collection of core bags that offer timeless style. The bag you wear to a business casual meeting is just not the same one you’ll be carrying at your friend’s black-tie wedding.
“You will never look back at a classic bag and think, I shouldn’t have spent the money on a quality bag,” explains Bernadett Vajda, an internationally acclaimed fashion model and a professional image and style consultant. “With a classic bag, the maintenance is low to none.”
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The office-friendly top-handle bag
The structure and practicality of a top-handle bag make it a classic choice for an everyday purse. Find one in a neutral color (black and nude are always safe) in a size that’s big enough to hold your essentials. Keep your hands free by purchasing a style that comes with a removable shoulder strap. “Investing in a classic black medium size bag with or without a logo will be worth every penny. Just think of the cost per wear (CPW),” says Vajda. “The theory behind CPW is the cost of the item plus the cost of maintenance divided by the number of times you will wear it. With a classic bag, the maintenance is low to none leaving you with a day bag you can wear with every outfit and for generations to come.”
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