A woman’s handbag inarguably always has a story of its own. You might find an evening clutch, a crossbody, a shoulder bag, or all of them in a woman’s closet. And somehow each will have its own purpose to fulfil. That said, sometimes our search for the IT-bag, one that fits every occasion and goes well with any outfit, never really ends. We’re talking about a functional piece, which can fit in your makeup, beauty wipes, notes, earphones, snacks and a million other things. And this versatile arm candy should not look like a bloated bean bag with all these said essentials. What does one opt for then? The answer then lies in a classic black tote. It has a more structured appeal and works with almost any ensemble. It’s your 9am-5pm, 9pm-3am, or just about any other hour’s versatile bag. Check out three ways to take your work tote from day to night like the effortless lady boss you are.
A tote is the most obvious choice in handbags when you’re off for work. We say so because totes give off a sophisticated and classy vibe, apart from it being highly functional. A duffel or even a sling bag doesn’t quite do the same job. For a corporate chic attire, pair up a pussy-bow blouse with a pencil skirt or even a pair of culottes. Keep your jewellery minimal. Lastly, flats or no flats, we leave it up to you.
We understand that not every workplace demands a formal attire. Therefore, try and work this bag around your dress code. You can still mean business when you’re casually dressed. To achieve this look, throw in an olive belted trench coat over your striped tee and blue denim. Sneakers go well with that tote just as much as a pair of blocked heels would.
An Evening Affair
When heading out for dinner straight from work, it isn’t feasible to leave that work tote behind. And before you think twice, we’ll tell you that it can be carried to your dinner date or even at a night-out with friends. To transition from your workwear, simply change into a red low-plunge body-con dress. Pair it up with black heels and a Swarovski pendant. You are sure to turn heads with this attire.
The looks in this article have been curated by Prateek Kumar