The many things we do and choose to keep in our day to day lives reveal a lot about who we are. If you look into my work bag, I think you’d see how my days are filled with a lot of errands, I try to keep up with changing times, and I’m the type to be always prepared.
Sure, I love small bag days. I often have a small to medium bag with me most of the time. Micro bags even, when I attend the occasional party. But I also have a separate work bag that I can’t be without. It’s my lifeline as I attend to various meetings and fulfill the different roles I play.
When looking for a work bag, there are a few non-negotiable factors. First is it’s spaciousness. I carry a notebook, a planner, and my laptop with me most of the time. That alone means I can’t have something that’s too compact. Find a bag that gives you easy access to these important tools. The last thing you need is to play Tetris with the items in your bag when on-the-go. This is why having a bag that’s too big isn’t productive as well. The tendency is you pack too much and you end up in a treasure hunt everytime you need something, looking through the very bottom of the bag.
An ideal bag is also versatile. It’s matches whatever outfit you are wearing. If you’re like me who works in the creative industry, I dress very differently from day-to-day. But my work bag stays the same. This is why something in black or a neutral color would be ideal.
The design of the bag should be considered. If you ask me, something that is classic as opposed to trendy is better. I would also steer away from something that’s too masculine or feminine in design. This way, your work bag can be easily integrated in your wardrobe no matter how many style changes you go through. Plus it makes for an effortless, put-together look.
Another important aspect of a bag is how it should be made of high-quality materials. Consider investing in a sturdy leather bag that can last you many career changes, countless meetings, and working lunches. I like leather because if it’s of top-quality, it ages well. Maintenance should also not be an issue when it comes to a work bag. It should be something that requires little to no maintenance is the best. You don’t need another thing to worry about when you’re working, right?
Other than this, don’t forget your individuality. All of us have unique needs and quirks when it comes to our work bag. Factor that it so your work bag is nothing short of perfect.