I have started growing my purse collection over the past year or so, and honestly have found so many great closet staples! In this post, I’m going to share with you How to Find a Purse That Goes With Everything. I love a neutral brown bag (whether a crossbody or a tote) and that’s the type of bags I’ll be sharing in my roundup today! There are four that I have photos of, but I’m also going to link others throughout the post.
When it comes to handbags, I love black and brown purses! They always end up matching with every outfit I wear and just look really put together. These are two of the best handbag colors for all seasons and are the shades I always gravitate towards no matter what ensemble I’m putting together. I wanted to share four of my favorite bags, as well as where I look to shop for them too!
Mini Crossbody Saddle Bag
I wanted to start this post by sharing a dark brown purse! This gorgeous little saddle bag was gifted to me from the Draper James team over the summer. It is the most gorgeous shade of brown and the darker leather details elevate it even more! This purse is perfect if you have a more plain look. Throw on a white button front shirt, some medium wash jeans, a pair of booties, and this purse to complete the look!
Crossbody bags are perfect if you’re on the go. Sometimes my massively heavy tote bag just isn’t the size I need when running errands. This is perfect to keep your phone, wallet, keys, and anything else small in! I love a lock clasp as well just to make everything remains secure and doesn’t fall out. I linked a few other saddle bags in neutral tones that I love below! They’re all from multiple price points so be sure to scroll through.
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One of my other fav purse colors for all seasons is this deeper brown that almost looks mustard colored! This is a Canvas Transport Tote from Madewell and I have loved using this gorgeous bag. It was a PR gift from Madewell and I have absolutely fallen in love with the style. I actually just bought the brown everyday tote that I linked underneath this image! The stripe details are everything I could want in a bag and more.
I love this style of tote because not only does it have leather handles, but it also has a long strap too! This is perfect for when you don’t feel like carrying it with your hands anymore and just want to throw it over your shoulder. I also love the subtle leather detail on the pocket. It helps the bag to be a little bit more elevated! The best feature of this bag though has to be the large front pocket, as well as the smaller pocket inside. Perfect for holding anything you need!
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If you’re looking for cheap brown purses, go no further than this! I purchased this tote bag from JCPenny (can you believe?!) last year, and I love everything about it. I have used this $20 bag as my go-to for everyday use and it’s still in near perfect condition! If I am on the go and need to bring my laptop, I can just throw it inside. It holds everything I need and more.
The front pocket is helpful too because I usually keep my keys, phone, chapstick, and any other small items I need in it. It helps with easy access when I’m on-the-go! I wanted to offer a mega-affordable section to this post, so if you need a new tote bag, but can’t spend more than $50, this section is for you! I have rounded up affordable totes below. Feel free to shop!
Tote Bags Under $50
The last bag I wanted to share in this roundup of purse colors for all seasons was this oversized crossbody bag! This style feels like it’s between a tote bag and a crossbody bag which sometimes is all that you need. This bag was gifted to me by Rothy’s and I love their products for a reason. They’re SUSTAINABLE! This bag is a little pricey, but it’s insanely well made and created with marine plastic. You get a tote PLUS get to help the environment!
I love this style of handbag because it’s everything you love in a crossbody, but everything you want from a tote! It’s easy to carry/throw over your shoulder, and you have all the space you could ever ask for. This one I especially love because it has leather panels on the bottom that keep the fabric from getting scuffed! It’s an extra little detail that just elevates the entire purse.
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Purse Tips Recap
1. Find a black/brown tote bag!
2. Choose a bag that has the functionality you need (i.e. extra space, more pockets, multiple straps, etc.)!
3. Look in your closet and see which tote color will match best with your wardrobe!
4. Search for bags in your price range! For affordability, I always suggest Target.
5. Purchase your perfect handbag!
I hope you guys enjoyed this post! I had so much fun rounding up my favorite handbags and explaining to you How to Find a Purse That Goes With Everything! Now that I’ve shared the best colors of bag to grab, and the styles that I love, I hope you’re able to find the bag for you. If you have any tips for others, be sure to leave them below! Have a tote you love? Feel free to share in the comment section!
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Photos by Hannah Lozano