One topic that you as readers suggested was a bag that could replace a nylon crossbody; something that is casual and good for everyday wear. My absolute go-to bag is the backpack. I invested in a classic black bag last year, and this spring I just purchased this cute Clare V. that has been the BEST summer bag. (just realizing it is sold out everywhere, but it is available in classic black. Or you could call a Clare V. store to see if it is in stock.
I love this style because it is lightweight, not too big and not too small! I cannot relive those Cher Horowitz (Clueless)tiny backpack days 🙂 I love that I can be hands free at the grocery store, or when I am running around with my kids. It also has a top handle, so you can carry it like a handbag if you want.
In addition to this bag, I love the Nylon Julian Backpack by Rebecca Minkoff; it’s a good shape and size. It is also under $150. If you are on a budget, the Fjallraven comes in amazing colors and is only $80. I use this a lot for when we travel because it still looks chic, but isn’t so big and bulky like some backpacks can be.
If you are wanting more ideas, here is my roundup for favorite backpacks: