When it comes to tote bags, what’s your first impression?
While many people may think tote bags are only for the off-duty ensemble, they are actually way more versatile than you think!
From edgy high fashion look to boho girl style, tote bag never fails to get the look on point.
Despite the signature slouchy canvas tote, these days they have come back in a more mature and creative form.
With a wide range of fabrics and designs, a one-of-a-kind tote bag can definitely add a fashion twist to your look!
So ladies, here are the 8 ways you wonder how to wear a tote bag and look effortlessly stylish! Enjoy!
1. WEAR TOTE BAG IN A CASUAL CHIC WAY
Let’s start with the basics, shall we? With a classic Canva tote, wearing it in a casual way is a no-brainer.
As we all know, wearing a tote bag is not just about randomly picking a bag in the rush morning.
But rather, tote bags subconsciously represent a lifestyle – a sense of effortlessness and spontaneity.
In order to match the vibes, you can always pair outfits in freestyle for a relaxing tone.
Of course, one of the most-worn ways is pairing a plain T-shirt and a pair of skinny jeans with sneakers. That just echoes the style of the slouchy canvas totes.
And for the lazy Sunday vibes, feel free to wear an oversized shirt and a messy high bun for an off-duty ensemble.
2. OPT FOR TOTE BAG WITH A FEMININE DESIGN
For the girls who wonder if can you look feminine in a tote bag, my answer is a big fat YES!
Ladies, tote bags have evolved so much these days and you can easily find some darling designs easily.
When it comes to colors, there is a range of soft hues like pastel purple, baby pink, cream, and more.
I mean, just carrying a classy white tote already adds a sense of femininity to your look.
If that’s not enough for you, pay attention to the designs. I will always search “Scalloped tote” and “laser cute faux leather tote” and I am sure you will find some gorgeous ones with these keywords!
Another nice choice is a lace tote, I can tell more girls embrace this design recently, and this is such a smart way to dress up the overall look!
3. WEAR A STRAW TOTE BAG FOR A CAREFREE STYLE
And now, let’s talk about the straw tote bag. In no way we can ignore it because they are just on the rage every single summer and we can tell why.
Made by straw, the tote just looks way more structured than the canvas tote, but at the same time, it adds summery vibes to the bag.
For a carefree outing look, you just can’t finish off the outfit without a cute straw tote bag.
Paired with a long billowy dress and a pair of lace espadrilles, this is how you look casual, comfy yet chic during those seaside holidays! (Just imagine it now makes me crave vacation so badly…)
4. WEAR A FAUX LEATHER TOTE FOR A CLASSY LOOK
Can you look classy with a tote bag? Absolutely! With the faux leather tote, it is such a perfect daily laptop bag for work.
Part of the charm of the leather tote bag is how sturdy and structured it is. This shape makes the bag perfect for all kinds of events.
From casual date nights to a business conference, this bag can pull off the look.
But looking classy doesn’t mean looking boring! If you want to add an extra pop, switch the classic rectangular tote to a tulip tote – some of them even have an as-symmetrical design!
5. WEAR AN ANIMAL PRINTS TOTE BAG FOR A DIVA LOOK
When it comes to animal prints, we all know it looks sexy but somehow we just hesitate to try these bold patterns.
If you want to get your feet wet in the animal prints department, a patterned tote bag is always a good place to start.
Instead of wearing the leopard print body-con dress or leggings, pulling off a tote bag is definitely way less overwhelming.
As the animal prints tote bag is already eye-catching enough, we should keep the rest of our outfit neat and simple so as to avoid looking tacky.
For a matchy look, pairing a black biker jacket with combat boots can always add a sense of edginess to your modern chic look!
6. WEAR TOTE BAG WITH EYE-CATCHING QUOTES
If you think wearing a canvas tote is boring, my answer will be Yes and no.
If you are into minimalist style, a plain tote may not be the best idea for you.
However, let’s not forget we can always choose the one with an interesting design.
When it comes to the canvas tote, I will always opt for the one with funny (aka sarcastic) quotes.
I mean, this is such a perfect opportunity for us to express ourselves! With this tote, again, you should dress casually
For some quotes, I guess every girl can relate. Well, I can’t afford a Chanel bag now but at least I can flaunt my “My Chanel is at home” tote!
7. FINISH OFF YOUR BOHO LOOK WITH TOTE BAG
Any boho girls out there? If yes, this tip is for you!
For a classic boho look, besides the smock dress, gladiator sandals, and feather earrings, you need a tote to complete your look.
A boho-style tote bag just adds a strong character to your outfit and elevates the personal and exotic vibes.
Whether you prefer the fringe tote or patchwork tote, it just looks so one-of-a-kind!
8. EMBRACE MONOCHROME STYLE WITH YOUR TOTE
Last but not least, if you want to look high fashion with your tote, I will urge you to pair it in a monochrome style.
With the unity of the colors, your body will naturally look taller and slimmer visually as there is no big color contrast on your body.
To get the most out of this illusion, pair it with a monotone tote bag that is always flattering.
For a sense of playfulness, consider carrying the oversized tote bag as a highlight.
To spruce up the look and look poised, you can get creative with the texture. Instead of wearing casual fabric like cotton, opt for classy fabric like silk, satin, and wool for a high-fashion look.
For my most-worn look, beige monochrome is my all-time favorite. With the warm hue, it looks classy yet approachable.
So ladies, here are the 8 ideas if you wonder how to wear a tote bag! Let’s have a quick recap first.
- Wear tote bag in a casual chic way
- Opt for a tote bag with feminine designs
- Wear a straw tote bag for a carefree style
- Wear a faux leather tote for a classy look
- Wear animal prints tote bag for a diva look
- Wear a tote bag with eye-catching quotes
- Finish off your boho look with a tote bag
- Embrace monochrome style with your tote
Well, with these 8 tips, I am sure now you don’t have any excuses not to style your tote!
If I can only choose one bag in my life, the tote will be the one! It’s practical, stylish, and most importantly, easy to dress up and down in a stylish way.
So ladies, before getting the Chanel, why not buy the tote bag first?!
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