Satchels Were Made For Me
I love bags and always carry one with me. I feel naked without one. Having a bag was a natural progression from having my school bag growing up so when I was finished with school I moved onto an ‘essentials’ bag. There’s always so much I need with me such as my purse, phone, diary and not least a choice of lipbalms.
In a multitude of colours and varying styles I’ve always had at least one bag on the go. I would go as far as saying my bag is a part of me, what it looks like reflects everything about me; my personality, my needs, and if my bag is shabby I too feel shabby. Bags are a hugely important extension of me, not just an accessory, so when I tire of my bag and feel the need for a new one I take my time to make sure I get from it all I want and expect.
A typical shoulder bag has generally been my go to style for it’s ease of transportation. Grab bags, although often pretty and chic quickly become a nuisance, especially when two hands are not enough. A style that has increasingly made an appearance in my bag wardrobe is the across body bag and, of late, the revival of the satchel. And I have to say, the satchel is king of all bags.
Mulberry ‘Alexa’ – the connoisseur’s choice of satchel
Satchels were once seen as the industrial behemoth used only for school books but in the last few years they’ve enjoyed a resurgence that’s increased their popularity status as arm candy of choice on the shoulder of many a style icon. As a thriver of colour, like a moth to a flame, my interest in satchels grew as beautiful shades and vintage patterns emerged onto the scene. A staple shape + colour meant the satchel was redefined.
So why do I like a satchel? They’re uncomplicated, solid, functional and comfy. Oh yes, comfort plays a hugely important role in the bag. If I’m going to carry half my life around with me I don’t want it to be a drag, and I equally want it to be accessible. I’ve realised a regular bag requires taking off and plonking on a counter or chair which isn’t always convenient. A bag at the end of a long strap and/or across your front makes life so easy and easy works for me every time.
Seeing as we’re talking bags an’ all I may as well introduce you to my newbie; my spring pastel trend embracing pale blue ASOS satchel. Isn’t she a pretty?!
ASOS light blue satchel – mine!
Yes, this is my new favourite bag. Until the next itch, of course…