Diamonds aside, it’s safe to say that a girl’s handbag is definitely her best friend! Permanently attached to the crook of our elbows, we never leave home without one. From clutches to satchels and totes to oversized work bags, we spend hours lusting over gorgeous leather in search of the perfect bag to suit our busy lifestyle – and living in Hong Kong, we’re always busy.
Usually I would choose all black when it comes to bags… it’s the easiest colour to match with any outfit and goes from day to night effortlessly. However, I couldn’t resist choosing this cute Clio Mini Galaxy bag that is covered (quite literally) with splashes of colour! The bright blue and red flecks over the black give this otherwise simple and practical small bag a pop that’s perfect for a night out on the town. It’s the ideal size for all your essentials (phone, wallet, keys… and lipstick) but is small enough to not get in the way when dancing. Obviously a very important quality when picking out a bag.
I’m always on the lookout for oversized work bags that can comfortably fit all my essentials (and non-essentials) with ease. With the cooler weather approaching, I know I’m likely to be wearing darker colours, so a bag in a lighter shade is exactly the contrast I was hoping for. The Clio in the Elephant shade has a quirky vintage look, with a classic feel that could easily work as a day and night bag. Plus, the waterproof finish is exactly what you need in Hong Kong’s indecisive weather.
I absolutely love my colour, in most cases the brighter the better, but I cannot help being drawn to the sophisticated navy of the Icare Classic. Even with my wardrobe being rather limited (or exclusive, as I like to put it), I prefer to maintain my fashion credibility by rocking a sassy satchel by my side. Being constantly on the move, running about the city and getting impatient when my diary is empty, I am always on the lookout for something small and simple to accompany me on my busy schedule and this classic style is perfect for keeping my hands free while also being the standout of my outfit.
I’m obsessed with satchel style handbags at the moment, the transitional straps make for great work bags, easing the pressure of an overly packed bag on my shoulders whilst looking effortlessly cool! The soft, vintage leather of the Hippolyte Storm/Gold means that the bag can easily be paired with a casual yet chic look of jeans, a tee and scarf in winter, or styled up with a block colour work dress. Easy to wipe down (perfect for the slightly clumsy) and complete with two zip compartments and one at the back too, there’s plenty of room for all the essentials (and we girls, we have plenty!)
Some people like their statement jewellery, but I absolutely adore my statement bags. For me, a good coloured bag is all I need to complete an outfit (day or night) and the Comus Sailor in Amaranth is the perfect accessory. I love the fact that it can be a clutch or a shoulder bag (perfect for the work to drinks transition!) and how can you not absolutely adore the dark red colour of it? It just screams for attention, and I love it! It’s just the right size to fit my phone, wallet, keys and lipstick and the two compartments ensure that I won’t be rooting around forever trying to find my things. I can imagine pairing this with dark jeans, a black shirt and my Converse and being totally ready for my Friday!
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