As a “basics” kind of girl you can imagine that I’m not very fussy when it comes to my clothes. I’m particular about fit and quality, but in general I keep things pretty simple and predictable in my closet so I can mix almost everything together.
A style choice I made in the past few years is to decide on one really great quality bag for the season (or the year if possible!) and have that be it. Every once in a great while I’ll swap out my regular bag for a smaller purse but that’s really only if there is a specific need for doing that. I almost never do that for the sake of my outfit.
It kind of started with my Madewell zip top transport crossbody. I still have that bag in my closet and while it’s a bit too small for my needs right now, I still really love it. Then I switched over to the Madewell medium transport tote, and even got the pink version for spring. I know some people refuse to carry a purse that doesn’t have a closure but I love the ease of an open top tote bag.
Intermixed in those bag choices was the Cuyana Small Carryall Tote. I have the pink shade and actually gifted a friend the stone color which is beautiful.
In this season I’m finding that a slightly larger bag is helpful for times I want to pull a diaper and wipes out of the diaper bag and just toss them in my purse for a quick errand so the Cuyana Classic Medium Carryall Tote.
Cuyana was kind enough to gift me the Work Clutch which I’ve found is perfect for carrying the essentials around with me when I won’t want a proper bag on my shoulder.
So how does sticking with one bag for a long time save me time and money? Well I’m not switching back and forth between different bags from week to week, or changing it up with my outfit for that day, and I’m not spending money replacing cheaper bags that don’t last as long as these have for me.
Here are a few photos of the bags I’ve mentioned in the post so you can see their size!