9 Statement Bags for Every Occasion

by Chinea Rodriguez

Rosantica Statement Bag


Accessories can make or break an outfit which is why the bag you grab to complete your outfit shouldn’t be an afterthought you grabbed on the way out. Sure you can grab your classic tote for work or your standard clutch or mini bag for going out  but a bag that makes a statement can really transform your look. The right bag makes all the difference and a statement bag makes an even bigger impression. 


Statement Bags

So what constitutes a statement making bag? It’s not all glitz, feathers and glam, though there are plenty of all three, it’s show stopping accents, interesting shapes and bold colors and styles. If you’re severely lacking in the accessories department don’t worry, we’ve rounded up a few standout bags from Cult Gaia, Staud, Ganni and more to get you started. We’ve selected bags for every occasion though you might be tempted to wear them everyday. Keep reading to see our picks.


Evening Statement Bags

There’s no better time to go big and bold than evening. Whether it’s a party, date night, a night out or wedding with a dress code that calls for evening wear. It’s really an opportunity to go all out glam, consider pieces like this stunning heavily embellished pearl clutch from Mae Cassidy which you won’t ever want to put back in your closet or this crystal embellished heart clutch from Rosantica. Grab this pretty pink feather shoulder bag for nights out with your girls or this mini pearl tote, both styles will look just as good with jeans and a going out top as they will with formal wedding attire. 


Mae Cassidy Clutch

Mae Cassidy Semi-of-Pearl embellished silver-tone clutch, $345



Loeffler Randall Zelda feather shoulder bag, $350


Rosantica bag

Rosantica Regina crystal-embellished gold-tone tote, $1,090

Vanina tote

Vanina Comino faux pearl and gold-tone beaded tote 


Day Statement Bags

Because no one wants to sport their work tote on the weekend, invest in a statement bag that fits every weekend activity from brunch to shopping and everything in between. Since you aren’t lugging around your laptop, gym clothes or whatever else you store in your work tote, there’s still space for a bag that’s just a little bit impractical but still chic. Consider the Beyoncé approved bag from By Far, the singer sported the bag courtside at the NBA finals but that’s just one suggestion, she was also sure to snap plenty of pics for instagram. If you loved Cult Gaia’s viral Ark bag you’ll love their more practical Coco bag, it’s a little beachy but still chic enough for winter weekends. If you’ve been interested in the beaded bag trend this faux pearl tote from Shrimps is a perfect way to try out the trend. 


By Far bag

By Far ball bag, $630


Cult Gaia Bag

Cult Gaia coco bag, $208


Shrimps Bag

Shrimps Selena beaded tote, $507


Everyday Statement Bags

Statement bags are even suitable for everyday wear, opt for bold colors and interesting silhouettes rather than feathers and pearls, for something you could wear to work and after. Consider this bold yellow bag from Ganni with a unique shape you won’t see anywhere else and tortoiseshell accents. This tote from Staud is subtle enough for everyday but the moon shape definitely makes a statement 

Staud moon bag

Staud moon leather tote, $232


Ganni tote

Ganni Leather shoulder bag, $282


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