Jul 11, 2016

Handbags come in a wide variety of sizes and shapes and some of them come with fancy names such as the Satchel. Your satchel should, like your dress be chosen to suit the occasion you are wearing it to. Your bag can play a key role in bringing together your overall look.

The satchel typically has a flap closure that overlaps the front of the bag and snaps shut. It also typically has a long strap for carrying across the body as well as handles for carrying in the hand. The design of the satchel makes it a very versatile bag. Not all types of bags can be worn to both formal and casual functions but the satchel can pull off both nicely.

Satchels for Casual Encounters and Occasions

Larger satchels are great for casual wear as they give a more relaxed touch to an outfit. Satchels for casual wear tend to be stark and simple. When it comes down to choosing a satchel for casual wear you will want it to be as neutral as possible so that it will go well with a wide variety of your closet items.

The Mihael Kors Hamilton is not your typical flap type satchel. It is white in color with gold and brown accents making it really versatile. It features a chain style shoulder strap along with double handles and hardware feet. This large bag features the Michael Kors logo pattern monogram print and comes in a large size exceeding 14 inches.

Another great neutral option for casual encounters is the Michael Kors Riley in gray. This is a large satchel with a cross body strap that is adjustable so it can be used as shoulder strap as well. It features double handles as well and a zipper closure.

If you find these bags to be too bland as they are you can add your own twist to them whether it is with a bright scarf tied to one of the handles or by hanging a keychain of your choice along one side.

Satchels for Formal Occasions

Smaller satchels are great for formal occasions as their small size adds sophistication to a look. Ones with embellishment are great for evening events. You want to consider the colors, materials and embellishments in your overall outfit when choosing a satchel for a formal occasion. One or two style factors from the rest of your look can help you decide on which bag will go well and sometimes a stark contrast in your bag and the rest of your outfit does great as well. For example you can make your handbag the focal point of your attire if you are wearing a little black dress paired with any of the below;

The Aldo Tucson in red is a small satchel with a flat detachable cross body strap. For your formal occasions you can remove the cross body strap and carry the bag by its double tubular handles. Made from polyurethane this little red number has a large red bow on the front helping it to stand out some more beyond its bright red color.

Another small satchel that will go well with a little black dress at a formal event is the Guess Milo. This handbag comes in a brown leopard print. It will pop against your little black dress not because of its color but because of its pattern. It features a single chain strap as well as flat handles for carrying in your hand. It is small enough to provide a formal look but large enough to be able to accommodate more than would your clutch or minaudière.

These bags will work for a simple dress but if you plan on wearing a glitzy dress then you may to choose a small satchel that is simple, basic and with an understated design.

There is no need to feel intimidated when it comes to choosing the right bags for the right occasion and for the right attire.