Your bag is your best friend. Whether you step out for an afternoon of shopping, a day at the office, for drinks or even date night, the bag you carry can make (or break) your outfit. It’s no wonder then that a sophisticated bag is the go-to accessory for any fashionista. This fall/winter has seen a slew of stylish new designs from brands such as Michael Kors, Coach and Furla, guaranteed to jazz up your outfits. Here’s our pick of the coolest bags this season, and what you should pair them with.

1. The Coach Edie Bag

coach edie bag
One of fall/winter’s newest designs, the Coach Edie bag is a classic. Its black colour makes it the ideal bag to take along to work. Whether you’re attending a meeting or just simply sitting at your desk, this bag is sure to catch eyeballs. Its stylish bucket shape ensures that you fit in all of your work essentials, as well as cosmetics and outfit changes you need to make when you go out straight from work – the bag can easily transition from work to play!

2. Coach Swagger 21 Satchel

Coach Swagger bag
Usually known for their classic, conservative designs, Coach has upped the ante with this unusual dark oxblood and bronze pebble leather satchel, which will instantly rev up a boring outfit. Pair it with a simple, monochrome outfit and watch those heads turn when you step out with it.

3. Michael Kors Jet Set Item Tote

MK Jet Set tote
You can rarely go wrong with a monogrammed tote – and what better one to invest in than this gorgeous vanilla Michael Kors one? The perfect bag to take along on your travels, this one will fit in all you need for your journey. You can also carry it along when you go shopping to avoid the hassle of carrying multiple bags. Pair it with casuals or formals – this one is an all-round hit!

4. The Michael Kors Sloan Bag

Michael Kors Sloan bag
This is the perfect day-to-night bag that’s all sophistication. The Sloan can instantly dress up the most boring of outfits, with its stylish design and compact size. The addition of the gold chains only enhances the glam quotient of this mid-sized shoulder bag.

5. The Furla Metropolis Bag

Furla metropolis crossbody
This gorgeous candy pink handbag is guaranteed to become the talking point of any soiree you attend. It doesn’t matter what you pair this arm candy with – be it a dress, a casual jeans-and-tee outfit or a skirt, the Metropolis is the ideal companion with them all.

6. The Furla Stacy Shoulder Bag

Furla stacy shoulder bag
This bold shoulder bag is just the right amount of snazzy, so that you can carry it during the day or for a casual night out. Match it to your favourite pair of jeans and a tee, to marry comfort with functionality.