Autumn Essentials: Mini Bags

04/10/2012 17:08 BST | Updated 03/12/2012 10:12 GMT

Sometimes a big bag is just too much. It's too much at rush hour, things go 'missing' inside and more often than not, you're faced with the task of squeezing through the ticket barriers. Presenting the last of my autumn essentials posts, inspired by a need to not carry everything around at once for a change. To top it off, it's a super chic balance of macro versus micro- my favourite one from this little lot works perfectly with a certain oversized coat I just might have bought. Enjoy!


ASOS have stuck to what we all know works with this adorable nude quilted bag. It's subtle and chic, perfect for a tonal autumn wardrobe. (£16 at ASOS)


Get a bit of tassel action with Diane von Furstenberg's two-tone red number. A truly classic style, this one will be more than an investment piece for seasons to come. (£220 at Net-a-Porter)


Jaeger's super sweet take on the classic quilted bag comes with a little tassel for added adorability. Can you resist? Be honest now. (£150 at Jaeger)


And now for the bag that inspired it all- Kurt Geiger's softer than soft mini bag. With three spacious pockets inside a hidden clasp, this rich burgundy bag is the ideal complement to your capsule wardrobe. (£80 at Kurt Geiger)


Work Marni's monochrome print bag on top of geometric prints for a cool clash or make this your outfit's centrepiece on a softly stylish day. Either way, it's absolutely gorgeous. I nearly can't resist... (£680 at Marni)


Mulberry have studded it up with a mini Lily in a divine inky blue suede. She is definitely the most wonderful companion for adventures great or small, a total ladylike love. (£395 at Net-a-Porter)


NW3 by Hobbs' sweet but stylish mini bag is perfect for hands-free days. In a neutral dark plum colour, it'll be at ease in your tonal autumn wardrobe. (£119 at NW3 by Hobbs)


This understated chain strap mini bag from Reiss is a real winner- with a simple zip top and chain, it fits perfectly with this season's easy aesthetic. (£110 at Reiss)