A bag is an accessory a lady cannot live without. Knowing the types of bags helps you to be fashionably strategic in styling your outfits with the right accessory for the right occasion. Here are some types of ladies bags every woman must own:

1. Handbag

This is the quintessential medium sized ladies bag every girl must own. This is a bag which can carry the essentials and still maintain the style quotient. However, knowing how to wear a handbag is very essential. A handbag can be worn on the shoulder, in the crook of the arm or slung across the body. The length of the “strap” of the bag tends to dictate how to wear the bag best. For example, there are times when a bag’s strap is simply too short to wear on the shoulder. In such a situation, it’s best to carry the bag. A handbag is the perfect accessory for any formal and sometimes informal event.

2. Flap Bag

This is a rectangular bag with a flap that fastens in the front with a single or double buckle. Usually, they have a long strap and are hung low on the body. You can rock these in different ways some of which include draping a single long strap on your shoulder or shortening the straps and carrying it as an evening handbag. You can also double the straps and wear it on the shoulder or arm or tuck the straps in and carry it as a clutch. You can also choose to wear the single long strap across your body. This bag is versatile, and you can rock it in many ways!

3. Wristlet

Wristlet is a small handbag with a short carrying strap resembling a bracelet. The wristlet is compact, easy to style, and gives you a hands-off experience so you can go about your day as this handbag hangs securely from your wrist. Unlike a clutch where you need to hold onto it for dear life to not lose it, the wristlet solves that problem! You could grab a wristlet for a quick errand, going out to eat with the girls and it is the perfect accessory to add a pop of color and fun to any plain outfit.

4. Clutch

Clutch is a slim, flat handbag meant to be held in the hand, without handles or a strap. Clutches are meant to be held. You can hold it from the bottom or place your hand over the top and your arm by your side. Clutches can also be held with both hands in front of the body. Though clutches are mostly held, they can be strapped on as well. Most clutches come with detachable straps in leather or chain. If you don’t want to be too hands on with your clutch, simply sling it on your shoulder; if it’s a wristlet, strap in on your wrist. Finally, always make sure you avoid overmatching your clutch with your entire outfit. There should always be a healthy complimentary balance.

5. Shoulder Bag

Also called sling bags in its small avatar, this is a bag that you hang on your shoulder. The satchel, saddle bag, etc are all shoulder bags. The placement of your shoulder bag will depend on the occasion and the look you are going for. Although this bag’s style is meant to rest on your shoulder, you can also carry it like a regular purse or sling it across your body as well.

6. Kelly Bag

Leather bag which looks like a satchel with a special type of metal clasp in the front; it is usually used for business purposes. Hermes Kelly bag is very famous and one of the most coveted bags in the world.

7. Bucket bag

This is a bag which has a flat bottom, a drawstring closure and long handles. This medium-sized bag is casual in its appearance and is a fashion trend which has a carry-all cool appeal. Bucket bags are worn much like your conventional handbags. The strap goes over your shoulder and the bag should hang at waist level. You can also hold them hanging from your hands. Either way, we get a stylish elegant looks as long as your outfit and the bag are a perfect match. They can be used when going on a picnic or travel to carry some light weight. They can also be used for parties and casual outings as well.

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