In terms of commuting convenience, guys have it easy. I love an oversized bag as much as the next girl, but sometimes I just want to carry the essentials without any hassle. Walking ten blocks through the icy tundra of Manhattan doesn't quite accommodate that 20-pound tote. Since my skinny jeans won't hold more than a few dollar bills, I've lately been loving the next best thing -- the mini bag.
Mini bags are the perfect option for the on-the-go girl. They're chic, simple, and easy to take from day to night. I've always used oversized totes as safety nets for any "just in case" moments, though in reality, most of those moments never happen. If I'm just running out to grab lunch with a friend, a mini bag filled with my wallet, keys, and phone is really all I need. Plus, who can resist anything in miniature size? It's no wonder that Laduree macarons are the Instagram pic of choice.
If you're also looking for a more convenient handbag solution, check out some of my recent favorites below:
Kate Spade Saturday (in red)
This is my go-to bag for almost any situation. It has a simple design that complements almost any outfit and just enough room to carry some extra necessities.
Zara A/W '14 Sale (similar here)
I recently added this gem to my collection, and I just love the chic statement it makes. While the added texture is bolder than my usual bag choices, the neutral color palette still makes for easy outfit styling.
The gold hardware of this bag makes it perfect for the day-to-night transition. This bag has just enough room for my three essentials, making it a great choice for those late nights out.
What are your opinions on the mini bag? Feel free to let me know in the comments below!
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