Bags for working it

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When it comes to office style your bag is so much more than a carry-all for all your essentials. It’s the one element of your outfit that pulls it all together and makes you look (and feel) organised (especially on those days when it feels like you’re falling apart!) In short, it’s the hero item of your workwear wardrobe and finding the right style can require some, well, work.

So, we’ve made it easy for you. Here are seven work appropriate bags that’ll help you look like you’ve got it all worked out. (Even if you’re secretly using it to harbour your second breakfast and chocolate stash!)

You won’t mind schlepping those work files home if you can slip them into this sleek shopper. Extra points for the metallic accent.

While black is always a classic, shades of camel, caramel and cognac are hotting up and will be big in autumn. The hobo is an accessory staple that will be your go-to throughout 2017 so it’s definitely worth the investment.

Totes are like the trenchcoat of handbags – a comfortable style you keep going back to. Add some luxe to your look by going for an alternative shade or cut-out detail.

A cross-body bag is a more practical silhouette than structured versions and is ideal if you commute with public transport and need to grab your coffee to go!

A bright bag is a wardrobe cheat as it smartens up your look even if you’re relying on a subdued boyfriend jeans and button down combo.

This is the ultimate ‘I’m ready for my promotion’ handbag. Walk into the office with this bag in hand and your boss will be calling you in for ‘the chat’. 

You might prefer the ease of a pared down workwear style, but we suggested you avoid wardrobe fatigue by choosing edgy accessories. The bucket bag will be hanging around for a while and is an easy way to update your look.

Shop the work bag edit at Woolies.