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Choosing perfect working bag

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Md Altaf Hussain :
If there is one thing every woman needs in their work wardrobe it’s a functional yet professional work handbag. This piece alone is one of the hardest working pieces in your wardrobe as you not only wear but use it every day. A well chosen handbag will also be a fabulous investment, which will stay with you for the test of time.
To find a perfect bag for work is always a hard task, all know that. It has to be practical and stylish at the same time. So we know give you some ideas how to find your ideal bag for work.
Choose leather or fauxleather
Unless you have a specific choice in case of the tote bag fabric, it would be the right decision to pick a leather tote bag in neutral colors. The leather would provide a sophisticated look to any work environment. Faux leather is an affordable option, and it is inexpensive.
Express yourself through colour
The right colour depends on your working environment, but using colour is a great way to spice up and revitalize any repetitive or bland outfits. If you want to make a statement consider choosing a bright coloured leather handbag in a classic colour such as red, navy or burgundy to pair with your daily corporate fashion outfit. More classic? Then go for black or tan as they are always in fashion and can mask stains easily.
Size and structure is important
Your work handbag should be generous enough to move items between your home and office without becoming too heavy or unwieldy.  Your office handbag should be able to fit your iPod and perhaps an A4 folder but not so big as to be able to fit the kitchen sink.  Your back will thank you for it!
Structure is important too. Unstructured slouchy hobo bags are great for the weekends but I suggest you carry something around which is a little stiffer and more structured for the office.  For those commuting to and from work, a bag with a choice of straps to wear across your body and also on your shoulder is best.
Buy at the right time   
 You know the best time to purchase a bag? The shops and stores generally have an array of designer bags for work with detailing in the winter or summer season. Additionally, you might find handbags and travel bags in summer and spring.
Do not ignore function
Any tote bag you choose should have a cross-body strap option and top handles. It comes handy when you are going through multiple items in your hands, and handles come to the rescue when you need to grab the bag quickly. Make sure it’s comfortable to carry.
Yes, a handbag, just like your clothing has to have a comfort level that you're happy with.  So try on a handbag, and notice does it push your arm out in an uncomfortable way?  Does it slide off your shoulder too easily?  Do you have to carry it by the handle which is not your style?
We can love the look of a handbag, but if it doesn’t have the right kind of comfort for carrying around (and you will be carrying it around a lot and sometimes for long periods), then you’ll start to resent it pretty quickly.
Make it Versatile
There may be bags for specific purposes (such as an evening bag), but for your everyday bag, if you tend to be someone who has just one bag that you wear with everything - to everywhere - every day - it needs to be versatile in its design. It needs to be dressy enough to relate to your work attire.
It needs to be soft enough to relate to your casual outfits. It needs to go with your colour palette - so that it doesn’t clash with your outfit. How to choose a bag that goes with all your outfits?  
Start with the colour being a reflection of your hair colour. This is a signature colour you never take off.  You're always wearing your hair, which is why hair colour is such a great colour for handbags, shoes, coats and belts - as these are the elements of outfits that ‘go over’ lots of other garments.

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