Monday, 29 July 2013

Ask Vydia | Bags For Uni

Hi lovely, I was wondering if you could give some recommendations for Uni totes. I want something stylish yet sophisticated. That doesn't scream uni student. And something from all price ranges, but looking at more high end/luxe. Aristea 

Hey Aristea, so glad you asked this question because I'm also on the hunt for a new bag to use for Uni. I definitely recommend a tote as it holds so much and is definitely practical but still looks structured and stylish. And as always, you cant go wrong with a black tote! It'll stand the test of time and complement any outfit. 

At the moment I'm loving all things leather that's snake or croc embossed. The Vintage Princess Bleecker bag has been at the top of my wish list for a while now and I think this is the bag I'm going to go for. Absolutely in love with the timeless shape and of course the crocodile leather. However it's such a popular style so you better get in quick before they go out of stock (again!). The River Island shopper bag is a great alternative and at a very reasonable price point as well. 

Just as amazing but a bit of a splurge is the Alexander Wang Prisma Tote. I'm in love with the textured leather and rose gold hardware on the corners. It's a bit more on the expensive side but you can obviously get a lot of wear out of it outside of uni as well. 

Here are some of my picks I'd love to sport at Uni this semester...

MICHAEL Michael Kors | Jet Set Travel Medium Textured-Leather Tote | $309.35 | available here

Vintage Princess | Bleecker Shoulder Bag | $389.00 | available here

Alexander Wang | Prisma Tote | $850.00 | available here

River Island | Black Leather Croc Embossed Shopper Bag | $140.16 | available here

Vintage Princess | Thompson Leopard Print Tote | $429.00 | available here

If you're looking for something a bit different besides the usual black, I love this leopard print tote from Vintage Princess. If you tend to wear a lot of black on black and want a bit more of a statement bag, I'd definitely go for the leopard or animal print to contrast.