If you have clicked on this story, then we can only guess the number of hand and shoulder bags you must be holding on to right now! Being a working woman poses a lot of challenges, one of which is maintaining a stylish wardrobe without being repetitive or boring. This involves accessories of course.
One of the trickiest formal wear staples to accessorise is the formal dress. Other than shoulder and messenger bags, not much else is left in the hands-free department to wear with these dresses. But that was yesterday! Everybody’s dream body swap and favourite princess Meghan Markle paired one of her striped dresses and blazer with a crossbody bag and made our jaws drop instantly!
The trick is to pick designs that are not too loud and not too intimidating either. So, we picked out some great styles that you too can pair with your formal dresses, one day at a time!
A Panelled Sling
A classic black and white bag (one not too different than Meghan’s) will go with any and all of your formal shift and pencil dresses. Pair this with stripes and checks to balance out the colour coordination.
A Round Woven Bag
Woven bags became a huge summer vacay hit but seem to be translating into everyday fashion as well. Pair them with solid colours to really bring out its earthen charm!
A Sizable Suede
We love suede bags! With leather being the favourite pick for formal accessories, these nearly don’t get enough attention. Time to remedy that, don't you agree?
Involve some embroidered action in your formal accessorising! We love the innocent detailing on this bag and the soft blush colour is totally adorable!
Powder blue is a colour that we can never help but watch out for when hunting down accessories. This big bag can be carried on the days you need to grab those extra cookie packets for stress eating purposes!
An all-white bag with delicious bling detailing, this bag will make your outfit look like a million bucks. Pair this with your textured dresses to create a stylish contrast.
Mustard & Mauve
Add some colour (not the loud ones) to your workwear ensemble. The mustard is subtle at the sides and rich mauve makes for a fashionable accessory!
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