Do you have a capsule wardrobe, Dumplings? My wardrobe is headed in that direction. I have three pairs of jeans that I love (and I hope last forever!), but I know I need to reign in my collection of tops and eventually invest in a few nice pieces. One department of capsule-ness that I do fairly well in is bags. I always buy bags that will last and go with just about everything. In fact, I still use my giant tote from freshman year of college. It’s not vegan, but I will wear it until it biodegrades right off my shoulders.
If you are in the market for a vegan leather tote—or shoulder bag or clutch—for your capsule wardrobe, I’ve rounded up a few really beautiful vegan bags–some of which are on sale for a pretty good deal!
In my experience, the key to choosing a bag you’ll want to use again and again goes beyond picking something from a reputable brand that makes bags to last (that’s just step number one!). You also want to pick something that you can imagine going with most of your clothes while adding something special. For me, this means finding something a cuter than a black rectangle with straps. Pay attention to little details, and follow what makes your heart skip a beat!
5 Vegan Bags for Your Capsule Wardrobe
Matt and Nat Minka Vegan Leather Shoulder Bag (now on sale, starting at $69.97)
This versatile, everyday bag can be styled over-the-shoulder, worn as a crossbody, or carried with the optional top handle. The bright color adds a gorgeous pop to your outfit, especially if your capsule wardrobe is composed of several neutrals and blacks.
Stella McCartney Falabella Shaggy Deer Shoulder Bag (now on sale for $462)
This pale pinkish nude shoulder bag is faux suede, ultra soft, and ultra feminine. This would be a lovely bag for special occasions—like date night!—or anytime you’d like to elevate your look and turn a few heads.
Matt and Nat Portia Vegan Leather Satchel (now on sale for $74.97)
For professional settings, you can’t beat this streamlined tote that holds your 13” laptop, your tablet, and all of your work-life essentials. In the icy-cool color “Glass,” the Portia tote is definitely not boring—but not so “out there” that it would look out of place with your work-appropriate ensemble.
Lee Coren Lunar Tote Bag (now on sale for $49) and Lee Coren Starry Night Pouch ($34)
Inspired by the Earth’s only natural satellite, this tote is a fun, casual carryall that will stand the test of time while helping your outfit look like the perfect marriage of chic and creative. The Starry Night Pouch is a great accompaniment to corral all of your little necessities in the larger tote: lipstick, mirror, headphones, etc.
Rok Cork Mimi Clutch | Teal/Croc ($159.00)
Go from day to night with this darling cork clutch that can be transformed into a cross-body or shoulder bag. The contrasting colors and festive tassel make this bag an unforgettable accessory.
What’s your favorite vegan bag designer?
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