5 Bags Every 20-Something Should Own | Clozette

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You just hit the 2-0 age range and you feel the need to step your game up in terms of--everything. Start with your personal style. Since you're going to start with your career opt for functional fashion pieces such as the classic white polo, tailored trousers, black pumps, and of course, your trusty hand bag for work. 


Aside from your usual bag, here are other types of bags that you should own to conquer your 20-something journey!


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The Ever-Reliable Sling Bag



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If you want to go out but you want your personal items out of the way, opt for a sling bag that hangs from your shoulder and stays put at the side of your body. This one's a dream to use when you're travelling, out and about at the mall shopping, and basically doing something that requires a lot of walking and carrying things, because your hands are free to carry the rest of your belongings. 

The 9-6 Bag



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It's time for work, and you literally brought everything with you for a worry-free day at the office--but no one has to know. A working girl needs her trusty utility bag that's both chic and sturdy. It should be able to fit your phone, tablet, gadgets, makeup essentials and such. And yes, buy it in a neutral color so it matches everything in your wardrobe. 



The "Throw In Anything" Bag



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For times you have to do and bring a lot of things with you like a bulky dslr camera or your whole makeup kit, a big tote should always be readily available. Its simple and timeless structure keeps your things hidden in a safe place so you never have to worry about bringing multiple bags. 



The Lazy-Chic Bag



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It's a lazy day and you're not actually doing anything particularly important but you want to go out and look chic anyway. Throw on your basics and add a lazy-chic looking bag for an effortless OOTD. Fringe bags always do the trick for this type of day, so it's a must to have this kind of bag for a quick yet stylish solution that never fails.  



The Bag That "Rules Them All"



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There will always be that one bag that rules them all--the one that gets all the compliments from your friends, and the one with an iconic look with a timeless style. It's the one you always reach out for because no matter what you wear, it always makes you look chic. Yes, it's the bag you should splurge on, and it will take you places. 


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If there's one style that's also a fashion statement in itself--it's vintage. Sticking to pieces from the past and wearing them with a touch of your modern flair says that you prefer to dress according to your timeless, classy, and Parisian-esque taste. Your fashion sense is unique and you're not always crazy with the trends coming in. If you resonate with this kind of Fashionista (or you just want to try it out), we've got the ultimate vintage shoe list for you! After all, the shoes can make or break your look, right?


Here are the 5 must-buy shoes for the fashionista with a vintage sense of style!


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Oxford Shoes


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Oxford shoes are the ultimate vintage deal breakers. If don't have a pair or two of these then might as well call yourself mainstream. This type of shoe was worn by men but women can flaunt them as well and they're perfect with anything! Go for a classic brown or black one--leather is a must, and a feminine one such this lace-up oxford from Mod Cloth. They're sturdy, practical, long lasting, and comfortable to wear all year long! 

Suede Boots



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Lace up sandals is all the rage this season because of the bohemian, hippie-chic trend. But since you shut yourself away from trends, you go for the rare kind of shoe that also started from the same era--the suede boot. It falls under the hippie category as well but more on the hardcore, folk-chic style. This one from Tory Burch even has that rubber heel for a perfect 70s vibe! We imagine this with a pair of high-waist shorts and a poncho for a no-fail, stand-out vintage look.



Wedge Sandals


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Stand-out, literally, with a pair of these wedges from Just Fab. This type of shoe isn't exclusively for the vintage lovers as its design fits your feet perfectly and flatters your leg nicely that it's guaranteed to look good on anyone. That's the reason why it's the most iconic out of all 1940s shoes. It's thick sole is sturdy too, so you can wear it to events without worrying too much if your feet will last the hours of standing, walking, and mingling around. 



90's Rubber Shoes

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We cannot finish this list without including a tribute to vintage sneaker styles that are timeless and nostalgic for any fashionista. Our top picks are: Nike's Air Max 90 and Air Force 1, Adidas' Superstar and Stan Smith, and Puma's Universal Hi Top shoes.  Aside from looking and feeling like a cool, vintage sporty girl, these shoes are uber comfortable you'll have no problem wearing them your jeans and tee combination. 



Loafers


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Last but not the least is the loafer, an understated but classic shoe that has morphed into various shapes and forms to adapt to the times. They're either chunky, heeled, grunge, or sleek, but you can never go wrong with it. This one from ASOS looks like your usual pair of ballet flats, but the tassel gives it away as a modern and feminine version of the loafer. It's soft and comfortable that can go from casual to semi-formal with a few whips of your styling magic!


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As much as we want to usher in new trends and push back those that had their time under the spotlight, there are still those that remain strong with our community. For this week, we found that the trend Clozetters love most is Monochrome. We witnessed a torrent of OOTD photos in 2 shades or less but instead of the usual "basic" black & white monochrome style, we saw a variety of elegant monochrome ensembles.


Here are the 5 elegant monochrome OOTDs that made it to our list!


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Elaineebao

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This may seem like your normal monochrome, but the fact that Clozette Ambassador Elaineebao wore a blazer and a pair of slip-ons together makes it one of the top looks for the week. It achieves the cross between elegant and casual. The striped tube top and skort added femininity while the blazer and slip-ons balanced if off perfectly.  

Guesswai

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Nothing is more elegant than a haltered white top and a structured skirt paired with a statement necklace. Clozetter Guesswai pulls this one off flawlessly and there is no doubt that even the way she poses fits the classy and feminine standard of what elegance is all about. 



cforcassan

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Clozette Ambassador cforcassan sported the wide-leg pants trend with a cropped peplum top that is chic and feminine. We also love her play on jewellery-- drop earrings, bracelet, and watch for a hint of glam to her casual vibe. 



marieanjelica

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Clozetter marieanjelica always adds a touch of quirkiness to her looks and this elegant monochrome OOTD was no exception. Her take on monochrome is pastel mint and her take on accessories is with a milk carton bag. She balanced it out with a feminine silhouette and a pair of classy heels. 



HLRYYS

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Of course, how can we ever miss out on Clozetter Ambassador HLRYYS' OOTD? The queen of glam herself showed us her take on elegant monochrome with a little white dress, a pair of edgy sandals, and a bit twirling action. Bravo! 


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