The Poised Professional
The faux animal skin keeps things trendy, and the classic silhouette makes it appropriate for those oh-so-important meetings.
BCBGeneration Bridgette tote, $59.94 at DSW.
The Whimsical Creative
What’s not to love about a roomy tote with leather trim and pretty polka dots? Large enough to hold books, a camera and notebooks, this bag is perfect for the creative professional.
Riley Dot tote, $220 at Rennes.
Snakeskin and color-blocking make this sturdy tote a trendy statement-maker.
Vince Camuto Phoebe tote, $198 at Piperlime.
Stripes, a monogram, and a nautical design make this bag ideal for any collar-popping, pearl-wearing gal. Even better? There are tons of different monogram and design options, from preppy elephants to starfish.
Hadley tote, $325 at Iomoi.
The Nonprofit Professional
This casual striped tote is ideal for carrying around the basics, and doubles as a grocery or farmers market bag on the weekends.
Striped tote, $10 at Forever 21.
The Classic Beauty
Diane von Furstenberg can do no wrong, and she certainly didn’t with this classic bag. The kelly green gives it a little personality and allows it to be on-trend without being over the top.
Drew bucket leather tote, $545 at DVF.
The Cool Girl
This sleek tote’s metallic color-blocked bottom gives it just enough edge to take it from girl-next-door to seriously cool.
Color Block Shopper, $36.36 at ASOS.
A trendy Aztec-inspired print and a satchel style make this colorful bag a vibrant office accessory.
Aztec overnight bag, $68 at Miss Selfridge.
Sometimes less is more, as the case with this simple white style. It can be worn with anything and will stand the test of time.
Marcella leather tote, $120 at Banana Republic.
This utilitarian tote is sleek and graphic. The muted palette makes it versatile enough to go with just about anything in your closet.
Vinyl shopper, $99.90 at Zara.
The Bargain Babe
This looks a lot more expensive than its $30 price tag.
Merona camel ostrich tote, $29.99 at Target.