The office-friendly top-handle bag
The structure and practicality of a top-handle bag makes 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. If you have room in your budget, make this an investment piece. And never ever buy a smaller-sized purse in lieu of a more impressive label; the bag’s primary purpose is to hold your stuff. It’s non-negotiable. Here are style secrets of women who always look put together.
A relaxing weekend trip deserves a quality bag to match. Try a small duffle or a large tote in a dark color like navy or forest green. Don’t be afraid to venture into the men’s department for this one—the overnight bags there tend to be sturdier than the ones in the women’s department. But don’t over-pack: these are items you’ll regret bringing on vacation.