Labor Day is fast approaching, and fast on it’s heels the beginning of the school year. If you’re looking for a perfect mix of style and functionality, one of the best was to achieve such ends lie in the bag you choose. Don’t fret, for those who don’t have the stresses of school looming, there are plenty of options for the working man as well. Below are some bag suggestions that are not only stylish, but will earn you some points both fashionably and professionally.
Option one: the briefcase. This is always a good way to go, modern briefcases tend to strike a great balance between dressy and casual, so they adapt to many outfits effortlessly.
Balenciaga “Mini Folder” ($1095 USD) – made of soft wrinkled lambskin, this briefcase, staying true to the brand, is a great piece to showcase your edgy side while still exuding “business professional.” The color options are a plus.
Diesel “Notrumps” ($185 USD) – get this bag while you can, it’s on sale for $93 and it’s a great way to bring some of Diesel’s rugged style into your wardrobe.
Salvatore Ferragamo “Alpha Leather Briefcase” ($1,200 USD) – the leather briefcase from this Italian brand is a great mix of sleek and sporty, with top handles and an adjustable shoulder strap for easy portability.
Option two: the messenger. Messengers are a great hybrid of business and casual. They are perfect for students, as some briefcases don’t have shoulder straps making them cumbersome to deal with.
Gucci “Flap Messenger Bag” ($1,450 USD) – this cuir leather messenger is simple, yet still commands attention, a great testament to Gucci’s detail and craftsmanship.
Marc by Marc Jacobs “Robbie G Messenger” ($500 USD) – not much needs to be said about this messenger, it promotes great style and simplicity, what else could you want?
Matt & Nat “Rowland Messenger” ($235 USD) – yet another sale item you may want to run and buy while you still can ($79) ; though it can only hold a “15 laptop and not too much more, this one is all about the little details.
Option three: the backpack. Backpacks are the ultimate casual bag. They are a classic staple and are going nowhere anytime soon, with good reason.
Herschel Supply Co. “Pop Quiz” Backpack ($70 USD) – a fun backpack available in a variety of colors. The padded straps add comfort while the faux leather base add style.
Marc by Marc Jacobs “Zip-Around Backpack” ($112 USD) – if you’re feeling flashy, this shiny backpack is the way to go, it’s lightweight rubber counterpart is nice as well.
Neff “Kruzer” ($45 USD) – the face on this bag speaks for itself; geared up for a good time, and it speaks to your fun personality. And the color is great too.
These are just some of the many options out there. While shopping, just remember, stick to neutrals for everyday use, but don’t be afraid to try bold color. Happy shopping.