Whether you use it to carry around your emergency make-up kit or just the bare neccessities, handbags are more than an extension of your pocket. They can also make or break an outfit. Therefore, attention to colour, size and shape is essential in order to find the perfect match to your look for every occasion.
The safest option to go for is a wide square shape in a plain colour and there is no shortage of these on the high street. Zara and River Island supply a wide range of wonderfully wearable choices. [pullquote]This season there is a lot of autumnal orange and chestnut browns, but black is ovbviously a classic choice[/pullquote]. If you fancy something with a bit more personality then metal studs or embellishments will make your bag stand out from the crowds.
For a more daring statement then bright patterns and more unique shapes are the way to go. Think Anna Sui dolls house bags and Moschino McDonadls’s chip boxes. The high street also offers a range of more outrageous bags. ASOS’ fluffy orange tote bags are a cute option and at the higher end of the price scale is Kurt Geiger’s current rainbow collection.
The other saving grace of any bag collection is of course the backpack. A personal shell of storage and warmth, the backpack can take the pressure of personal bits and bobs as well as notepads and pencil cases, and even a laptop. Perfect for a long session at the Robbo, the trusty backpack, if chosen correctly, can additionally squeeze in an economical packed lunch to ensure you are equipped for a whole day of academic fun. We would point you towards the campus- iconic Fjallraven Kanken that boasts water repellent durability and a wide range of colours.