People in the office take the piss out of me for my tiny and slightly ridiculous handbags. I have one so small that you literally can’t fit anymore in it than a single credit card and tissue – no phone or anything, we tried.
I can probably count on one hand the number of normal-sized, practical bags I own, after all, that’s why tote bags were made, to be able to carry around the stuff you actually need, right?
Just last week, I went on holiday and the security guards at the airport just couldn’t get over my mini Mango picnic basket bag (obviously I got ALL the picnic jokes).
And luckily the fashion world seems to agree with me, with my favourite designers and high-street stores offering up some wonderfully impractical bags that are so much more interesting than a black leather holdall.
For AW18, expect more beads, lots of wooden details, and a dash of faux animal print and skin for good measure. Here are a few of my favourites below.
Shop now: Mini geometric bag for £39.99 from Mango
Shop now: Link Shoulder Bag for £32 from Topshop
See? Told you I’d make you smile. There will always be room for practical bags, but let’s not forget the silly side of fashion. For a combination of practical yet slightly impractical bags why not check out our edit of Kate Spade bags here.
Don’t be afraid, and wear your cute bag with pride, paired with a frilly floral dress or corduroy suit for autumn/winter.