By Monica Mendal
September 27, 2018
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Switching handbags is a pain. You have to move all of your necessary accoutrements into a new bag to match your outfit or that day's itinerary. Most times, I’m too lazy to switch everything at once, which leaves me rummaging through my miscellaneous bags for the concert tickets I had printed a few days prior. To avoid the panic, I learned my lesson and now aim to find one handbag that I love enough to wear all season.

This season, that bag is Tory Burch’s “James” small saddle bag in Moose, which can be worn cross-body or over-the-shoulder — it comes with both straps. The neutral caramel leather goes with anything; it's soft and lightweight; and the four pockets make me feel as organized as if I were carrying a filing cabinet out with me.

Aside from the functionality, the design is minimal, sleek, and stylish, so whether I’m going to a business meeting, happy hour, a date, or merely out for a Saturday stroll, this is the perfect bag to get me through fall. See it styled three ways below.

Wear It for a Saturday Stroll

Courtesy of Respective Retailers

(clockwise from top left)
Jennifer Behr headband,, $325
Tory Burch bag,, $598
Joseph dress,, $1,045
Alexander McQueen ring,, $375
By Far boots,, $510

Wear It to a Business Meeting

Courtesy of Respective Retailers

(clockwise from top left)
Nili Lotan pants,, $575
Tory Burch bag,, $598
Preen by Thornton Bregazzi top,, $430
Lizzie Fortunato earrings, (hoops), $95, (charm), $35 each
The Row shoes,, $795

Wear It to Happy Hour

Courtesy of Respective Retailers

(clockwise from top left)
Jennifer Fisher earrings,, $80
Tory Burch bag,, $598
3X1 jeans,, $225
Everlane shoes,, $160
Nanushka shirt,, $145