February 24th, 2015 at 2:00am

The handbag that carries your essentials, from your electronics to your lip balm, is an extension of your style. A strong, solid tote can mean you are ready to travel, and you are business savvy. The slouchy, over-the-shoulder bag says you are laid back, and you can just throw whatever you need in there. They come in a variety of shapes and colors to fit every personality and occasion. The bag you choose says a lot about who you are and what you like, as well as accentuate your look.

This Fashionista wears a cross-body bag, detailed with a double zipper, fringe and the option to unclip it as a clutch. It is used as a casual accessory to a Michael Kors, quilted down jacket, knee-high boots and chunky cable knit scarf. A small detailed bag that has a versatile look that is suitable for multiple occasions is a necessity in any wardrobe. This bag has a neutral gray, textured fabric that allows it to be worn with different colors and patterns for several looks. Its size makes it easy to carry and keeps it an accessory rather than allow it to monopolize the outfit.

How To: Do you have a great fringe bag or pocketbook waiting to be thrown over your shoulder? Pair it with a simple sweater, dark jeans and leather booties for a quick casual outfit. When spring finally rolls around, match it with a floral patterned romper or maxi dress to channel the warm weather.