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5 Perfect Handbags To Go from Casual to Glam

Ah the handbag… There’s a certain je ne sais quoi about the moment a lady finds her first gorgeous clutch, or a stunning tote. It is somewhat of a rite of passage that brings out an inexplicable confidence in us ladies, some of us might even take it as far as saying our bags do all the talking for us when we step into a room. Handbags have been a staple accessory since before any of us can remember, and the good news is, they are being crafted better and better, and with more sophisticated materials as the years go by. When it comes to bags, attention to detail is one of the most important aspects that goes into crafting, and for us at Afro Indie, the more intricate the design, and the bolder the colours, the better! There’s nothing like a bright mosaic style bag to tie your outfit together. Today, we have culminated 5 of our favorite handbags that will go perfectly with your wardrobe this season. 

  1. 'Rishita' Tribal Clutch 

Without further ado, let’s get stuck right in! First on the list is the 'Rishita' Tribal Clutch, and trust me, we’re opening with this one for a reason! This beauty is woven together with a bold mauve, black, and gold tribal pattern. If the devil is in the details, then this bag might just have a dark side. She is handmade with an intricate beading pattern on the flab of the clutch. It seems intimidating when it comes to styling, but this type of complex design tends to work well with colour blocked outfits. You can rock this bag as a cute clutch for brunch with the girls, or transform her into an amazing cross-body bag with the attached silver chain for a day of running errands. It doesn’t stop there, try dressing the ‘Rishita’ up with a totally adorable date night look, or go lean towards casual with a jumpsuit, or a pair of your trusty jeans and your favorite blouse.  

  1. 'Ananda' Tribal Clutch

Next up is this gorgeous number! This is a true statement piece, a head turner, none other than the ‘Ananda’ Tribal Clutch’. Ananda is an embodiment of the saying, “if you’re not getting their attention, command it!” so if you’re someone who loves to be at the centre of it all, this is definitely the one for you! The bag is structured with embellishments including silver coins, bronze studs, and metallic faceted beads. Whilst this bag is definitely elaborate, it can definitely be pulled off with an outfit that screams ‘Look at me!’. Feeling adventurous? Pair the Ananda with metallic silver sneakers, the metallic notes on the bag will undoubtedly compliment the footwear, and you’ll be left with a casual, yet sensational look. If you’re looking to dress her up, you can choose a beautifully bright dress, preferably in a pinky shade, but go for any colour you like, and add on a pair of silver heels. This look screams date night to us, why not give it a try?

  1. 'Ani' Metal Mosaic Bag

Watch out, this one is a real stunner! For the days when we’re feeling artsy, what better way to show the world what we’re made of than the ‘Ani’ Metal Mosaic Bag’. As well as moving away from traditional materials used to make handbags like leather and vinyl, this bag incorporates a completely unique design which takes it out of this world. The mosaic bag is hand crafted with metal alloys, and the design is made up of hand stained black, white, and red tiles, you can truly see the hard work and individualism that has gone into the production of this bag, which puts it pretty high on our wishlist. The aesthetic soundness of the bag is taken a step further with gold accents and a beautiful gold chain that can be worn as a cross-body or carried as a clutch. Staying true to its name, 'Ani', which means beautiful in the Indian Bengali language, this might just be the prettiest bag of them all. Throw on your favorite red or black dress for a night at the bar and she's ready to slay! 

  1. 'Ananda' Tribal Clutch (Red)

So nice, we had to mention it twice… Making its second appearance on our top 5 is the 'Ananda' Tribal Clutch’s red counterpart! Whilst the black cousin of this bag commands attention, this one demands passion! The sensual red on this one gives off interminably romantic undertones. For my ladies who love a little glitz and glamour, this is the one for you! With the same dramatic accents found on the other Ananda, coupled with the red base colour, this is certainly an accessory that will get you the attention of that special someone! We’ve all heard of the ‘Freakum Dress’, well here is your ‘Freakum bag' ‘Ananda' can be worn as a clutch or a cross body bag as well. Pair her with a petite LBD and matching red shoes for an overload of provocativity. 

  1. 'Bishara' (Medium Fold-Over Clutch) 

Last but by no means at all least, is none other than the 'Bishara' Clutch. Who said the Fall was only for brown? Here at Afro-Indie, we are all about making statements, ans what better way to do that by stepping outside your comfort zone and colouring outside the lines for once. The Bishara is a bold pink and blue clutch, and can be worn during any season (despite what society tells us), put this on during the fall, and she is sure to be the main attraction. The bag makes a perfect addition to outfits that need a pop of color, say you’re feeling like all black everything today, the Bishara is your best friend! What’s more? it also serves as a small tablet bag for all the #GirlBosses out there. Throw on a cute fitted t-shirt with jeans and bang, your outfit is *chef’s kiss*.

Well, there we have it, we hope you enjoyed our Top 5 Afro-Indie Fall Handbags. Which one best fits your fall vibe? Let us know in the comment section below, and don't forget to subscribe to our email list to stay updated on style tips, new drops, promotions, events, and more. As always, keep Queenin' in these streets! Until next time.