Hope you are having a fabulous time in D.C. Do you have any recommendations for a (larger) bag I could use as a purse on the weekends when I’m running around in my leggings and sneakers? I feel a little silly with one of my fancier purses but want something that’s not my gym bag. I don’t even really know where to begin looking…
Last week, I was headed to the gym, when I caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror. Leggings, tank top, yoga flats, and my Marc Jacobs work satchel. It looked a bit…off, so I definitely understand your conundrum. There are a few ways you could go, so let’s examine your choices.
A relaxed tote is a nice all purpose option. It’s casual, versatile and can hold everything from farmer’s market purchases to gym essentials. This tall tote is a good choice; the brand also makes a wider version. I also like their reversible Envelope Tote, which has a useful exterior pocket. For something with added pop, try this BP. tote with a metal accent.
The hobo bag is a bag that you can carry to work or on the weekend. The slouchy shape blends well into a casual outfit. This Rebecca Minkoff is a classic. If you’d like something a little less expensive, try this Sole Society hobo in vegan leather.
The Nylon Handbag
If leather just seems a bit too dressy for a pair of leggings, try a nylon bag. It’s durable, casual, and perfect for weekend errands. This Lodis Kate crossbody is also a nice nylon option. For a satchel, try this under-$125 DKNY bag that has a great shape.
The Studded Bag
Another option is to choose a bag with unique details like studs or oversized hardware. These additions give the bag a more relaxed vibe and a bit of rocker-chic. I like the tonal studs on this Minkoff and the pyramid studs on this very affordable Simpson bag. I would also consider a bag with tassels or fringe to fit into this family.