No matter what the occasion, here are five arm candies that will stand by you.
The Classy Clutch
Best For: A date night, dance outing or a wedding reception.
Hues’ who: Pick a gold or silver box clutch. But black and gold is the most versatile.
Checklist: Make sure it’s roomy enough to carry your essentials-money. ID, lipstick, keys, mobile phone. Buy a clutch bag with a removable shoulder or cross-body chain.
The Adult Backpack
Best For: Casual outing, a fun brunch or a stroll around a park.
Hues’ who: “Choose from funky shapes and bright colors. Denim slings with embroidery and tasselled bags are in,” says stylist Devangi Nishar Parekh.
Checklist: Useful pockets make it perfect for both work and travel.
Best For: Workplace. A spacious well-organised formal bag, in a durable material like all-weather faux leather, serves well as an office bag.
Hues’ who: Pick neutral colors like black, chocolate brown or dark brown. “Never pick a light-colored workbag, it isn’t easy to keep it clean,” says designer Pria Kataria Puri.
Checklist: Make sure it has a good number of pockets to accommodate everything but the kitchen sink.
The XXL Tote
Best For: A last-minute weekend trip! “Classic, effortless, and perennial, a mammoth tote bag is a must-have,” says Parekh.
Hues’ who: A canvas tote (any hue).
Checklist: The open-top magnet style comes in handy for loading the bag easily. For a polished appeal, opt for one in structured leather.
The Cool CrossBody
Best for: Casual outings, a fun brunch or a stroll around a park.
Hues’ who: “Choose from funky shapes and bright colours. Denim slings with embroidery and tasselled bags are in,” says stylist Devangi Nishar Parekh.
Checklist: Half-moon bags spell casual chic.