For Men: Burberry London Leather Crossbody Bag

It’s only recently that I’ve started to tire of hiking a backpack to work every morning – it’s almost as if I purposely stuff my bag full just because the space is there, and not because I actually need all of the useless stuff I take with me to the office.

On that note, I’ve started looking for a smaller crossbody bag that could prove a slightly more classy replacement to my now tatty backpack. This eye-catching Burberry Leather Crossbody Bag, or something of a similar style, seems like it’d be the ideal option. It looks tidy and very office-esque, but at the same time has a pop of colour to avoid being too dull. Perfect!

Burberry London leather crossbody bag

London Leather Crossbody Bag by Burberry, £737.68. farfetch.com

If you have any suggestions regarding office-esque, compact bags like this lovely Burberry piece, drop me a comment.

Images courtesy of Farfetch

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Zashadu Resort 2014

I introduced you to British/Nigerian luxury handbag brand Zashadu last week, and I couldn’t resist showing you its recently released Resort 2014 collection. Now, I’m not usually a massive advocate of resort collections, but this collection just works. Classic Zashadu styles such as The Justice, Box Clutch and TKO are created using a versatile tan ostrich and white python. That being said, the envelope clutch is my absolute favourite!

This collection is truly beautiful and perfect for the season!

Zashadu Resort 2014

Zashadu Resort 2014

Zashadu Resort 2014

View more from Zashadu on its website, where you can also purchase current styles.

Images courtesy of Zashadu

For Women: Givenchy Abstract Face Clutch

I adore the abstract prints of Givenchy. For Autumn/Winter 2014, they’ve released this beautiful abstract face clutch, which is currently available via Farfetch. I think it’s absolutely stunning and will add a genuine creative edge to any outfit – especially a simple black dress or a skirt, tucked-in t-shirt and jacket combo.

This is must-have for Autumn/Winter 2014, I feel! Get shopping…

Givenchy Abstract Face Clutch

Abstract Face Clutch by Givenchy, £347.73. farfetch.com

Images courtesy of Farfetch

For Men: HUGO Business Bag ‘Rotterdam’

I’m not crazy about Hugo Boss clothing, however I absolutely love Hugo Boss accessories! And I bet I’m not the only one…

This HUGO black leather business bag is a favourite of mine. It’s sophisticated and looks fantastic with its sleek embossed soft leather. Better yet, it has plenty of pockets for storage, giving it the edge for the office, and will undoubtedly look superb next to a pristinely tailored shirt and a pair of crisp black trousers.

Business bag 'Rotterdam’ made of leather by HUGO

Business Bag ‘Rotterdam’ by HUGO, £400.00. hugoboss.com

Images courtesy of Hugo Boss

Introducing: Luxury Accessories by British/Nigerian Brand Zashadu

Founded in 2010 by Creative Director, Zainab Ashadu, Zashadu is a leading British/​Nigerian sustainable luxury accessories brand, specialising in handcrafted leather bags.

Zashadu operates out of Lagos, Nigeria, where Ashadu lives and works with sustainably sourced leathers, farmed exotic skins and rough cut precious stones set in brass. All of Zashadu’s pieces are created in its workspace in Lagos by a team using traditional leather­working techniques, unique to West Africa.

Zashadu

Zashadu

Zashadu

You can purchase selected pieces from Zashadu through its e-shop.

Images courtesy of Zashadu

Love This: Salvatore Ferragamo ‘Vara’ Mini Cross Body Bag

There isn’t an awful lot in the world that beats a really cute bag. Salvatore Ferragamo‘s ‘Vara’ mini cross body bag in this beautiful shade of green is one of those bags I can’t keep my eyes off. It features a flap front with a magnetic snap fastening, gold-tone designer engraved bow detail at the front, gold-tone chain shoulder strap and a handy interior zip pocket.

I imagine this bag would look fantastic paired with absolutely anything, whether it’s a reserved dress for the office or a flirty skirt, top and jacket ensemble for a day out with the girls!

What would you pair it with?

Salvatore Ferragamo cross body bag

‘Vara’ Mini Cross Body Bag by Salvatore Ferragamo, £389.46. farfetch.com

Images courtesy of Farfetch