FAVORITE STRUCTURED TOTES:
One of the most common questions I get from my lovely readers is what is my favorite work bag. As a professional working woman and elected official, I am in meetings constantly, and as a result, have a ton to tote around (no pun intended). I always want to look my best without having to carry around a ton of extra 'stuff', in addition to my tote. For today's post, I have rounded up some of my favorite work totes and bags, including my newest bag obsession. I am convinced that every working woman needs this bag (it comes in several pretty colors and sizes and some are on sale).
A structured work bag is an essential if you are always on the go and carry around files and other work-related items day in and day out. When looking for a work bag or tote, I always look for four common characteristics: shape, shade, structure and size.
A truly versatile bag, a quality tote can serve as your computer and carry-all bag during the work week. I look for one with durable straps and reinforced handles so that it can carry heavier loads for lengthy periods of time in case I can't go back to my office in between meetings. I love this gorgeous tote in black and bleecker blush as an every day go-to work tote bag. I love the spacious interior, and how it is divided into compartments for your computer, coffee mug (or, umbrella), keys, and several other compartments, so that you can stay organized and are less likely to lose your belongings. I love this bag. It is pure genius, not to mention, fashionable and functional and perfect for every #Girlboss.
As far as shape is concerned, I typically opt for a deep squared tote so that I can store away my MacBook Pro and/or iPad without either sticking out. There is nothing worse than a bulging bag, or for your personal belongings to be on display for a boardroom full of people to see you frantically shuffling around. No one wants to be known as the "Hot Mess Express".
Also, when looking for a tote, I traditionally stick to neutral colors so that I can pair it with anything (I consider leopard a neutral :-)). Although, it is nice to have an assortment of colors like the pinks and blues in the above collage to shake things up, or when it is time for a new season.
I hope you found this to be helpful and find a new go-to tote to start the new year off in style!
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