We'd be lying if we said we didn't love a statement bag in all its beaded, colorful glory. But the thing is that when it comes to bags, nothing is a better use of your money than a classic, "boring" bag that will never go out of style. And no one knows that better than stylish over-40 celebs, who are constantly being photographed, and have probably learned a thing or two from the stylists throughout their time in the public eye.
The beauty of a "boring" bag is that you don't have to have "boring" style to appreciate one. They go with everything and suit many style types, so you can't go wrong. And while not every bag on this list is designer, this type of bag is one that you can feel good about investing in. So what constitutes a "boring" bag, you ask? Typically it's a leather bag devoid of bells and whistles, in a shape that's been around for years (e.g., a top-handle satchel or a crossbody).
Keep scrolling for the eight "boring" bag styles women over 40 have been carrying for years.
One could argue that beige handbags are even more versatile than black, as they work for all seasons and don't clash with anything.
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A clutch will always be the gold standard for evening events, despite the fact that the whole handheld part is a little high-maintenance. But you can't argue with the fact that it looks incredibly chic.