ACCESSORIES REPORT: Holding It All Together

Accessories Report

With the new school year quickly approaching many of us are frantically scribbling down shopping lists of indispensable items: new notepads, impressive arrays of writing implements in every shade of the rainbow, fantastically compact lunchboxes etc. However there is one item and one item alone that stands proudly at the very top of my back-to-school list: NEW BAG.

I recently had an epiphany that as I am now entering college, I need a bag that reflects my enormous leap into third level education and into maturity. Never to have to hoist overfilled rucksacks again, I am to become a graceful university student with a perfectly non-bulging bag to match! When thinking of the amount of ‘stuff’ I still have to carry around however (iPad, make-up, multiple snacks to pre-empt any possible embarrassing stomach rumbles mid-lecture), I discovered that most bags would be ill-suited to this formidable task.

It was at this low point that I happened upon today’s Fashionista, or rather her holdall. This Topshop bag is certainly the answer for anyone who needs to cram the maximum amount of essential items into their bag while still remaining stylish. Our Fashionista informed me that this purse is also incredibly useful as an overnight bag with numerous pockets and sleeves within it!

This is most definitely the must-have purse for any college student. Fashionistos, fear not, this season has an excellent choice for more masculine holdalls. I would of course suggest getting this purse in black, ensuring that it can transition easily from lectures to nights out!

Spotted: Following the Hitchcock’s Leading Ladies trend, similar holdalls have been featured on several catwalks such as Prada, Dolce&Gabbana and Bottega Veneta.


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