I'm the type of person that always likes to be prepared. I probably carry too much in my bag everyday, but I always have what I need handy. Today I thought I'd show you what I carry and how I keep everything organized so I can easily switch to a different bag, often depending on my outfit or mood.
Some items in my bag change with the seasons. In the springtime, an umbrella is necessary because I hate getting wet from the rain. I usually carry a compact one that is light and doesn't take up too much space. I always carry sunglasses (in a case for protection), my wallet, my planner, a pen, and a pouch for all the little things that can otherwise get lost in my bag.
I have several different size pouches that I switch to depending on my needs. They are perfect for keeping my purse organized and clutter free.The best part is when I want to switch bags, I have all my small items stored in one place, making the switch easy. Some items I carry in these pouches are a comb, mirror, hair ties, chapstick, lipstick, hand lotion, mints, and aspirin.
When it comes to bags, I generally gravitate toward a caramel brown leather tote. I love the rich brown hue because it goes with everything in my closet and it is appropriate for all seasons. I have several different styles and sizes that I switch to depending on my activity or my needs for the day. I don't however limit myself to one color because there are so many other beautiful options such as lighter browns, yellow, olive and blush tones. It's a personal choice depending on taste and style.