My Favorite Printed Bags for Work

Posted on May 9, 2014

Bags are a girl’s best friend. They are also an element of fashion that you can constantly incorporate into your work wardrobe. A practical work tote is an important investment for the working girl, and I’m loving all of these printed totes that are currently on the market!

Printed bags for work

Shop this look: Tory Burch Kerrington Shopper

Shop this look: Brahmin Large Duxbury Satchel

Shop this look: Rebecca Minkoff M.A.B. Tote

Shop this look: Jonathan Adler Medium Duchess Tote

Shop this look: kate spade new york South Poplar Street Maise Crossbody Satchel

Shop this look: kate spade new york South Poplar Street Francis Fabric Tote


A work tote is truly only practical if you are keeping it filled with everything you need. These are a few essentials that I make sure to always have on me, especially when I’m traveling between the office, meetings, and appearances:

  • Notebook and pens — you always want to be prepared to take notes, whether you are in a meeting or on the run. A notebook is an easy way to keep your notes all in one place, as you are likely to misplace individual scraps of paper.
  • Agenda — it’s always important to have a copy of your schedule on you so you are always on top of where you have to be and when.
  • “Mini-emergency kit” — Band-Aids, deodorant, miniature sewing kit, nail file, etc.
  • Makeup and makeup remover wipes — For touch ups throughout the day
  • Tablet — If you use a tablet like I do, it’s a good idea to have it on you so you can access your work at any time. That’s why they make them so light and packable!
  • Chargers — You never know when you will need to charge your phone in an emergency; it’s important to always have a backup plan. I love the rechargeable backup chargers!