Bags, Bags, Bags — A Woman’s Prize Possession

What is the ONE item a woman must have before leaving home?


Her bag.

What is it that Kim Kardashian always needs to top off her every outfit?

Her bag.

Celebrities and fashion models during Fashion Week were always holding onto what?

Their bags.

A woman’s handbag is KEY because it says so much about her style. You constantly see different bags every season and are dying to have something similar.
Small bags, big bags, squared bags, buckle bags, pocket bags. The list of styled handbags go on and on. The bag itself reveals a woman’s personality and character. What kind of a woman uses small bags? Well, she usually does not need to bring much with her so by carrying a smaller bag, she narrows down her everyday essentials. Whereas, larger bags are commonly for a woman who prefers more space for her comfort and needs. Not only do bags have different sizes, but they also have various styles. Hobos, duffles, messengers, totes, and satchels are a few of the different styles. Various bags are designed because each one offers a different structure from another. Each bag can be presented in a countless ways—whether it is the pop of color to a woman’s outfit or simply her necessity.
Want to know our particular four bags we find astounding and fashionable? What kind of bags did the celebs wear to fashion week? We know, we know, when you hear “bags celebrities use”, your heart drops because you automatically believe it’s out of your price range. Don’t you worry, we have created a list of trendy and sophisticated bags that may be designer bags, but can still be found at local stores!

The Hobo Bag

Forget the structure, forget the organization. The hobo bag offers little structure, little shape, and little form. It is the perfect go-to bag for a casual day look—whether you choose to go with a dress or even jeans. The hobo bag almost always has a flat bottom and has a slouchy crescent shape to it. Everything gets thrown in this purse, and it takes a while to find if you have various items stocked up inside. Always on the go and need all your stuff in your bag? The hobo bag is definitely the bag to offer you a spacious interior.

Left to right: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (Givenchy Nightingale Bag), Kourtney Kardashian (Chanel Fringe Hobo), Charlize Theron (Bottega Veneta Intrecciato Hobo)


The Tote Bag

Need a little more room in your bag? Want security when carrying something a bit more large? Spacious and sturdiness? The tote bag is the solution to all your problems! This bag has definitely been revamped throughout the years to not only provide functionality, but also style.
The evolution of this bag has gone from being seen in local stores such as Urban Outfitters and Forever 21, to high-end stores such as Tory Burch and Fendi. Need a bag for all your books and laptop? The tote bag is the most practical bag to use for school or work. You’re going to fit everything you need for class and work and still manage to get compliments on your

Left to right: Laverne Cox (Hermès Kelly Tote), EJ Johnson (Hermès Birkin Tote), Jessica Simpson (Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Cabas Tote), Iggy Azalea (Cèline Phantom Luggage Tote)


The Shoulder Bag (Messenger)

Who says women are the only ones who can carry around bags? Men can too. The shoulder bag is a very popular selection amongst both men and women. Buckles, zippers, numerous compartments—no wonder this bag is so loved! When being worn, this bag is usually high and across one’s body. It can be dressed down or dressed up, depending on the bag itself. If it appears to be a school messenger bag, wear it with something casual like a pair of boyfriend jeans and a loose-fitted top. Whereas, if it appears rather formal, dress it up with an A-line dress or even a bodycon. Because this bag is adaptable to many people, it is one of the hottest bags now!

Left to right: Heidi Klum (Elizabeth & James Scott Moon Shoulder Bag), Anne Hathaway (Saint Laurent Baby Sac De Jour Bag), Chloe Grace Moretz (Coach Saddle Bag), Christina Milian (CHLOÉ Drew Bag)


The Clutch

Here we have one of the more sophisticated bags—the clutch. Think of a bigger sized wallet that can store more than just your cards and money. It has a limited amount of space for just your essentials such as your makeup products, a coin pouch, and your cell phone. This bag is often used during the evenings. If you want to use a clutch for your dinner date, pair it off with a nice fitted dress—you will look elegant and classy. If you want to use this during the day, pair it off with something more on the formal, dressy side such as some trousers and a blouse—definitely put together and polished! This bag is a fun and convenient accessory to have because it is stress-free due to its ability to have your limited on the go items!

Left to right: Isabeli Fontana (Elena Ghisellini Felina Mignon Clutch), Alexandra Richards (Michael Kors Clutch), Selena Gomez (Row Wristlet Stingray Tassel Clutch), Christina Ricci (Givenchy Orchid Box Clutch)


We can list out every bag there is in the world, but you would just end up reading a novel! These are just our top four we often see various women carry. It is most definitely the trendier ones out of the list. Of course you all have your preferences. Which bag screams out to you? After all, a bag does say a lot about who you are.

By: The Dia Diaries Fashion Contributor, Tiffany Tran
CHANDIA BRENNENChandia Brennen is a Certified Image Consultant and CEO of ItsGood2bME Fashion Consulting and Image Management based in Los Angeles CA, Chandia has been in the Fashion industry for over four years. She has worked for dozens of publications and holds the title of Senior Fashion Editor in both LA and NY. Chandia is a fashion scout for a Design Agency in NY and Brand Ambassador for HairEverywhere Luxury.


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