It’s that time of the month when you have Christmas items ticked off your list; presents bought, maybe a few more to wrap, food ordered, cards written and posted. But have you got yourself sorted? Give yours truly a thought. Here’s a little prompt with retailers that can still get you your holiday break all bagged up without breaking the bank!
Take me to church
Not in the way Hozier meant it! If you are to celebrate Christmas in the traditional way, what’s the bag to carry to the pews and stand out elegantly? Think understated and maybe a little colour to catch adorning eyes.
May I introduce you to the Letterbox Saddle Bag from Aspinal of London, quintessentially this English bag is sure to be your favourite lady-like accompaniment for the daytime. A subtle pink blush (just under £300) or two tone brown (£425) to contrast with a winter coat.
Popping around to see the relatives
Don’t rush out the door without a second thought to your bag. Show your rellies that style doesn’t leave you. Look well presented but not in a try hard, die hard way. Just a little twist is required here.
May I suggest the Love Stitch Foldover bag from Moschino (£160), understated but eye catching. Roomy enough to transport your daily essentials, in a beautifully lined red shoulder bag.
Going out to lunch
When you can’t be doing with the timings of a roast or the wash up, a lunch out at your favourite restaurant is a real treat. I recommend taking the same approach to a night out – choose a small but glamorous bag.
Here’s a little cheeky number that will turn heads. In a Christmas colour, the Payton bag from Ralph Lauren (£225) will make any outfit pop. Take it this little cutie to lunch!
Going for a walk after lunch
There’s nothing quite like some bracing fresh air after a big meal. Whether it is strolling in a park and a crossbody bag will do, or if you are going off path and hiking up a hill, a backpack might be better.
Here’s a couple to consider. A roomy crossbody from Fiorelli (£59) with an easy access pocket on the front, ideal for stashing the easy access items – poo bags for the dog walking! Or if you are going for a good ole romp in the countryside and you want your hands free, how about a Christmas green leather backpack (£119)?
And finally, if you don’t have a reason to buy a bag, may I suggest a little treat for yourself. A reasonably priced bag that can be used for many different occasions and isn’t in the all time black. My recommendation is the Sutton Chain shoulder bag from DKNY (£200) for its classic and compact shape.
In case you haven’t even started the shopping here’s a couple of quick links to help!
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