The Perfect Work Bag
I have owned scores of handbags over the past decade most of which have been work bags. It would me take weeks to find the ‘perfect’ bag, and this involved combing through handbag racks at TK Maxx (my favourite when it comes to work bags) and searching online stores. Around 80% of the bags purchased were black totes or shoulder bags. So, what makes a handbag perfect or ideal for the office?
Here are some points you may want to consider:
1. The right colour.
Did you know that black is not the only colour that can be worn with everything? Well, if you did not know... now you know. This is good to know if you are wanting to introduce a pop of colour in your collection. The other colours that can have the same impact as black are green, mustard, brown and red. RED?? I know that is shocking but I am referring to a deep/dark red. However, for those who refer to play it safe then black can be a perfect colour for your work bag.
2. The right size and shape
Make sure you choose a shape that opposes your body type and a size that is proportionate to your figure. It’s important to think about scale. A short petite female would be easily overwhelmed by an over-sized hobo or bucket bag. In the same light a tall female whose dress size is 16 would not be flattered carrying a small compact bag.
It is important to remember too that when choosing shoulder bags, that where the bottom of the bag hits your body, that area of your body will be accentuated.
Another aspect to consider is the spaciousness of the bag and what you consider as your everyday essentials that you need. Is the bag structured and roomy enough to hold a tablet and other larger daily essentials? Does it have sufficient pockets (internal and external) to keep you organized?
Beware of heavy bags. The larger the bags, the more we tend to carry more stuff around. Large heavy bags can cause back and neck pain.
3. The right straps and/or handles.
Because a work bag is regularly in use then you want to make sure that it is comfortable to carry. It might be cute but is it comfortable? Having adjustable straps and top handles offer various ways to carry your bag.
4. The right material
A work bag must be durable and be able to weather the various seasons and sometimes rough handling. Two of the best materials to consider when choosing work bags are genuine leather and PU leather. Remember that 100% PU leather is vegan.
What are the pros and cons?
· PU leather costs less than genuine leather.
· PU leather is easy to clean as it does not absorb water.
· PU leather is available in variety of colours and styles.
· As it uses fewer resources to make it, PU leather is for better sustainability.
· Genuine leather, on the other hand, lasts longer, is void of the smells of chemicals and plastics and is breathable.
5. The Right Style
Choose a handbag that suits your personal style and not the other way around.
So, the next time you are out hunting for your next work bag, remember these points. They will help you make the right investment.
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