Luckily, perfectly matching your shoes to your handbag is a thing of fashion's past, but that doesn't mean putting the two accessories together in stylish combinations is suddenly simple. Since we're constantly running from one thing to another, having the right arsenal of accessories at the ready is an absolute must.
So let us walk you through five of the most common real-life style scenarios that require a strong bag-and-shoe pairing: formal, work, night-out, off-duty, and exercise. To ensure you have absolutely all of your bases covered, we've rounded up the appropriate combinations of boots, clutches, flats, and more for all of these events.
Keep reading to find out the only bags and shoes you need for life.
Formal occasions call for gorgeous shoes and an easy-to-carry clutch. Instead of opting for your typical black sandals and metallic bag, go for a more forward option with this fold-over clutch and velvet statement heels.
Every working woman needs a classic pair of pumps, and in this case, we definitely recommend a neutral color such as black or tan. However, when it comes to your handbag, go a little wild and explore the land of leopard print, as it is just as timeless as pumps.
In theory, a night out with your friends would look like a full-on tribute to Kate Moss in the '90s, but in reality, the practicality of a hands-free crossbody bag and block-heel ankle boots tempts us time and time again. After all, dancing the night away sans the pain is something you will never regret.
After lugging around your computer, gym bag, and various necessities all week long, you definitely deserve a break from the baggage (and the heels). Mini bags are not only a huge trend this season but also a great way to travel light with only the most important things in hand.
Motivating yourself to work out requires fashionable accessories and attire. Choose a gym bag that is at once practical and adorable—the same goes for your sneakers. Athleisure is still a major trend after all, so buy a pair of shoes that you'll want to be seen in both inside and outside of the gym.