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Top 5: Uni bags

Early lecture starts, hangover hair and once elegant make-up all over your face – if there is one accessory that will stand by your side like a trusty companion and scream to the world – ‘Hey! I can be on trend when I want to!’ – then it is the bag. Take a look at my 5 chosen lecture bests, because no matter how rough you’re feeling, your bag is always there to state otherwise.

 RiverIsland

Pink block square tote bag

Black and whites are transitioning from this Autumn/Winter onto the catwalks of this Spring/Summer and this season you’ll find some hues of pink too. A playful pink and black exterior, this tote bag may be your key accessory piece over the coming months. With the dimensions: H:31cm, W:40cm, this River Island piece is practical and the perfect size for all of your lecture essentials. Complete with adjustable strap and a flip-lock fastening, at £45, be sure to invest in this eye-catching addition.

 

TopShop

Topshop plated holdall

I’m really a fan of the muted colour palette and I especially love this powder blue. Teamed with dark clothing, this bag will brighten up any outfit or give a subtle contrast accordingly. Although maybe not quite big enough for folders and laptops (H:25cm W:44cm), this plated holdall is a classy addition to any outfit that can also make appearance to more sophisticated events. Costing only £40 (and that’s without student discount!) this cute and simple sky-blue bag will instantly become your number one accessory whether it is to accompany you in the lecture theatres or to Font for cocktails.

 

ASOS

Quilted Tote Bag

Red is hot this season. Cherry and berry colours donned the catwalk on skirts and suits, so what’s better than having this sensuous colour on your arm too? Made from a leather look fabric, (Polyurethane to be exact) you won’t have to worry about getting caught out in the rainy Manchester weather! Zipped interior compartments, lining and a spacious inner room         (H: 28cm W: 40cm) this bag is definitely one of my favourite pieces. Costing £45, this River Island tote bag is available on ASOS with free delivery and if you prefer something other than red, you also have the option of having this bag in black and cream.

 

Accessorize

Square Rucksack

With multiple compartments, fastens and zips, this bag is practical and super cute! The use of neutral colours mean that this backpack will go with any outfit while the layers of the contrasting colours keep it away from boring. The inside of the bag has a small zip pocket which is perfect for keeping anything small from your keys, phone or uni-rider pass an it has front and back pockets too which allows for extra storage and accessibility. You can buy this rucksack from Accessorize for £35 and the dimensions measure: H: 35CM, W:40CM.

 

H&M

H&M Black Handbag

Black is classic and chic and can collaborate with any other colour. This bag contrasts the leather-look with fake fur and the optional gold studded strap creates a ‘rock chic’ aesthetic. Dimensions measure: H: 31cm, W: 31cm and there are 2 handles, zipped pockets and three inner compartments so there are loads of storage to keep all of your goodies safe. The dark colour won’t show up marks that arise from a combination of Magic Bus travel and Manchester weather so you won’t have to worry about this bag not looking so fabulous over time. Finally, as it costs just £29.99 from H&M this is my cheapest favourite shopper! 

Tags: Accessorize, Asos, bags, H&M, River Island, Top 5, topshop, uni

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