Like the right pair of shoes, a bag sets the tone of your outfit. A monochrome, utilitarian briefcase balances a patterned, colorful work blazer. On the other hand, if your outfit that day leans on the subtle side, a bold handbag (that just so happens to double as art) may be the inspiration your ensemble needs.
But translating the latter for the office requires some finesse. You can’t throw on all the bells and whistles like you would for say, a cocktail clutch. Jewel studded, bow-topped bags are no place for (most) 9 to 5 terrain. The key is finding a sensible handbag that’s just the right amount of fun and won’t overdo it when you walk into a board meeting.
Proenza Schouler Lunch clutch/bag
Zara Vest, Top and Wool Checkered Skirt
Christian Louboutin Black Patent Heels
Some of my favorite "works of art" to help you curate your collection: