Fashion Month is nearing to a close, but while the marathon of invitation-only events continues an editor needs to be prepared. However, this is easier said than done when you consider the minuscular size of this season’s most in-demand handbags.
After hopping from New York, to London and most recently to Milan, Grazia’s fashion editor has learnt a thing or two about packing light without forsaking style. Though trainers and sweatpants sound ideal for running between Versace and Gucci shows and hot-footing it from Max Mara to Moschino, the resident street style photographers require sartorial subtlety and great composure. Hence, this fashion editor has cracked the algorithm: Elevate an outfit - even one of the most comfortable kind - with a handbag worthy of at least 1,000 Instagram Likes.
Though Chloe’s covetable Pixie Bag may look scant in size, it’s roomy interior belies the eye. For stressful commutes between appointments, a pair of collapsable rose gold Beats wireless headphones are a must. Likewise a pair of geometric sunglasses, like these from Quay, is a stylish way of blocking out the irksome while adding a touch of glamour.
Hidden inside, you’ll find a blusher-come-lipstick from Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty line. With a Lilliputian tote, it’s important to find dual-use products. That said, to a neutral coloured E.L.F. liquid lipstick might be the saving grace to give your make-up a 5 pm pick-me-up at the end of a long working day. And, then, of course, you have the essentials: iPhone, credit card and pen as well as a Smythson diary for noting down key pieces from each show.