The 6 Bags Every Wardrobe Needs

Updated: Jun 3

6 Essential bags that you need in your life!

Never underestimate the power of accessories to transform your look. And bags and shoes (more about shoes in a forthcoming post) are one of the accessories that pack the biggest punch. So what are the 6 bags that you need in your capsule wardrobe to give you the most versatility? If I where to start from scratch, these are the 6 bags that I would recommend. For each bag type, there are links to an affordable option, an ethical option (bearing in mind that no brand is perfect) and a luxe option. So what are these bags with the power to pull together or or transform any outfit you ask?

The 6 Bags Every Wardrobe Needs!


The Tote Bag


A tote bag is smart enough to wear to the office and big enough to fit your laptop, sandwiches and any other bits and pieces that you might need whilst running around town being fabulous. Available from super affordable to super luxe there really is a tote for every budget. If you can only buy one, a black tote is probably the most versatile. Below are some options for totes:


Affordable Option

Ethical Option

Luxe Option

The Casual Bag


The casual or everyday bag is that bag that can be thrown on with a pair of jeans or a day dress. That bag that you pick up to pop to the shops. It can be slouchy or less structured than your structured bag. Styles include: bucket bags, hobo bags.



The Smart Structured Bag


This is the bag that can take you from office to bar and the kind of bag that can make a casual outfit look smart. Not too big not too small, look for a bag with quite a defined structure and in as high a quality as you can.


Affordable Option


Ethical Option



Luxe Option

The Party Bag


This is the bag that you pull out for a night on the town. This is the fun bag that puts the final exclamation mark to yo


The Back Pack


The Beach Bag

The Beach bag or Summer Bag is that casual throw on bag that you use when you are on relaxation mode, either because you are going to the beach on holiday or just feel like being super casual. Extra relaxed, this bag comes in all shapes and sizes from supersized totes to cute mini baskets.



A lot of people think that capsule wardrobes are all about having everything in black or white or a super restrictive wardrobe but that does not have to be the case. See below for some examples of bag capsules.






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