Liven Up Your Look with a Bag That’s More Than Just Arm Candy

Add oomph to your wardrobe with an excellent bag that’s functional and stylish at the same time. While style stars and burgeoning fashionistas hunt down the latest designs for their massive collections, you can simply stock up on a few pieces that will never go out of style.

Browse through the images below to give you a few ideas on the best kind of bags to add to your collection:

The “Amor Fati” is a beautifully structured piece from M2Malletier. It features a detachable shoulder strap, a magnetic snap-fastening front flap, a single pouch pocket, and the signature gold “needle” handle. This bag is crafted in calf leather and comes in a gorgeous mint shade.

M2Malletier “Amor Fati” Small Leather Shoulder Bag in CloudM2Malletier “Amor Fati” Small Leather Shoulder Bag in Cloud, $1,885

“The Bissett” from Staud has the makings of a classic. It is fully lined in suede and crafted in calf leather. This bag features a drawstring closure, a detachable cross-body strap, polished gold hardware, and contrast ivory stitching.

Staud “The Bissett” BagStaud “The Bissett” Bag, $295

Janessa Leone is known for her stylish hats, which we’ve seen on style superstars such as Jessica Alba and Kendall Jenner. The designer caused quite a frenzy with the announcement of a new line of bags that exude the same classic silhouettes and effortless cool of her beloved hats. A prime example of understated elegance is the “Joan.” This particular style comes in nude leather, and it features a detachable crossbody strap, a leather inner pouch, and a vegetable tanned cow leather body.

Janessa Leone “Joan” Crossbody BagJanessa Leone “Joan” Crossbody Bag, $330

Unleash your bohemian sensibilities with a statement piece that amps up your look with minimal effort. This fringe leather bag is from Mango’s fall/winter 2015 accessories line, and it features a long adjustable strap, one press-stud fastening, a front lapel, and decorative fringing.

Mango Fringe Leather BagMango Fringe Leather Bag, $129.99

This year’s new It bag is the “Drew” bag from Chloe, which has been fabulously spotted on a multitude of fashion bloggers, magazine editors, and A-list celebrities. It features red textured calf leather, smooth bubblegum lamb leather, a stone suede-lined style, a front flap with a pin-and-clasp closure, and the signature gold chain strap.

Chloe “Drew” Mini Textured Leather Shoulder BagChloe “Drew” Mini Textured Leather Shoulder Bag, $1,850

“The Box” from Alexander McQueen is a vision of simple sophistication. It is an elegant satchel that is functional and incredibly stylish. This particular style features green leather, a foldover top, a twist-lock closure, a shoulder strap, an internal zipped pocket, and gold-tone hardware.

Alexander McQueen “The Box” Shoulder BagAlexander McQueen “The Box” Satchel, $2,095

A favorite among celebrities, most notably Angelina Jolie, is the “My Rockstud” tote from Valentino Garavani. Exude class and sophistication with this bag, which features off-white calf leather, a top handle, a detachable shoulder strap, a hanging luggage tag, an internal zipped pocket, and an internal logo patch.

Valentino Garavani “My Rockstud” ToteValentino Garavani “My Rockstud” Tote, $1,672.34

Put on the ritz with an elegant piece that will instantly class up your ensemble. Invest in a luxurious bag such as “The Banner,” which is from Burberry’s 2015 holiday collection. This particular style features grainy leather, calf leather with cotton trim, English-woven House check cotton, and an equestrian style. It has one central zip compartment, a interior zip pocket, two interior pouch pockets, a detachable leather shoulder strap, a double magnetic press-stud closure, press-stud clip on handles, hand-painted edges, and polished metal hardware.

Burberry “The Banner” in Leather and House CheckBurberry “The Banner” in Leather and House Check, $1,895

What do you think of these bags? Which one’s your favorite?

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