From micro bags to statement totes, here are the accessories that celebrities like Priyanka Chopra, Kareena Kapoor Khan and more swear by
You aren’t fully dressed until you have the perfect handbag to cinch your outfit together. Supplying the prescribed quota of arm candy are the luxury bags that have found a fan in some of the best dressed women—from Priyanka Chopra’s statement patent leather bag to Kareena Kapoor Khan’s favourite mini bag. The onset of summer makes for the perfect time to hit refresh on your bag wardrobe, and these A-lister-approved accoutrements are leading the charge this time around.
Micro bags continue to hold sway over runways and everyday wardrobes alike, with the versatility of this itty-bitty silhouette turning up aces for off-duty chic. Sonam Kapoor Ahuja picked a boxy number from L’Afshar to go with her formal blazer, while Athiya Shetty opted for a Fendi crossbody as the finishing touch for her layered neutral ensemble. Looking to break up the monotony of a head-to-toe denim jumpsuit? Kareena Kapoor Khan recommends perching a bite-sized Burberry bag on your fingertips. Moving from day to night, Sara Ali Khan serves up easy inspiration with a multi-hued sling bag that added a pop of colour to her monochrome Aapro pant-sari.
If you’d like your daily essentials to have some breathing space, level up with mini satchels, handheld backpacks and bucket bags. Deepika Padukone’s off-duty parlance involves ripped jeans and crossbody Dior bags, while Gigi Hadid can be found teaming a checked Mango coat with a boxy Prada purse. If you’ve ever underestimated the value of investment pieces in your wardrobe, Shraddha Kapoor has offered up a handy reminder by slinging on an embroidered Stella McCartney shoulder bag to elevate a basic white dress. For those looking to kick things into high gear, Priyanka Chopra nudged the rules by pairing an Etro dress with thigh-high boots and a coordinated patent leather bag.
With vacay season upon us, tote bags become indispensable for those hectic trips to the airport, but you needn’t compromise on fashion for functionality. If you’re looking to give your conventional carry-alls a celeb-approved update, Chopra recommends trying your hand at matchy fashion by coordinating sleek snakeskin heels with an oversized tote in the same print. The minimalists can find inspiration in Karisma Kapoor’s signature Balenciaga bag, which goes with everything from slogan sweatshirts to crisp separates. Scroll through the gallery below for the handbags that your favourite A-listers love.