It’s almost April, the festive period is well and truly behind us and we’re starting to finalise all our plans – work and play – for 2023. And while the Christmas pavlova and NYE parties are just a foggy distant memory, there is still lots of holiday cheer to go around, with occasions like Easter, Mother’s Day and perhaps even a mid-year international summer trip to look forward to. Keep reading to explore six events in the calendar for the next six months and the styles you’ll want by your side.
Our Top Styles For Every Occasion
1. The work or uni communte
Three months into 2023, you may be in a decent weekly routine already – but it never feels complete without the perfect bag. This is especially the case as many of us return to four or five days each week at the office or campus. When you have to plan (and wash!) four or five different outfits, the last thing you want to fuss about each morning is your bag situation.
A sleek, secure backpack or office tote from Laura Jones will carry a slim laptop plus lots of random essentials – and in classic black will go with everything. Or if you’re not the backpack type, opt for a multi-compartment tote bag.
2. The Easter getaway
The Easter break in April is the perfect opportunity to escape for three to five days, even if it’s just to a nearby beach, countryside or city locale. You won’t be packing oodles of things, but you’ll still need a large bag – or smaller suitcase – to carry all your essentials. With our array of bag sizes, you can pick up a practical weekender without committing to a hefty suitcase.
3. The Artsy Festival
If you’re not hitting the great outdoors or cosying up inside, you might be spending any upcoming time off soaking up some culture. Our Australian readers have a smorgasbord of arts and music festivals to look forward to, from Vivid in Sydney to Dark Mofo in Hobart. With temperatures dropping, we’ll be reaching for a jacket, jeans, boots – and a day bag to match.
For a look that’s chic and easy, pick a vintage-feel leather style with room for your phone, wallet and trinkets from Colorado.
4. The Mother's Day Brunch
The start of autumn also means Mother’s Day is coming up. You might have plans for a three-course brunch, or a simple phone call – whatever the case, it’s a sweet opportunity to make your mum or valued parental figure feel special.
If gifts are on the agenda, consider spoiling her with a medium-sized bag like a tote bag or shopper from Marikai or Cabrelli. Made in trendy neutrals and with practical finishes like detachable straps and multiple pockets, these styles are both fresh and functional.
5. The Fashion Show
What’s better than a statement outfit? A statement outfit with a statement bag. If you love a chance to dress up, you might have plans to show off your best street style this A/W season – perhaps for a glitzy fashion event like the Afterpay Australian Fashion Week in Sydney.
To ensure your accessories are as fierce as your ‘fit, indulge in current trends including Y2K vibes, chunky chains and bold pops of colour with attention-grabbing styles from brands like Guess and Steve Madden.
6. The European adventure
Once June and July creep up, many of us have one key trip on our minds: the European vacay. An escape from cold weather or simply a break from the everyday routine, a trip to Italy, Spain, France, Croatia or another far-flung European destination serves up enough indulgences to dissolve a range of seasonal blues and grievances.
With all that fun planned, you want a suitcase that will go the distance – without breaking the bank. Our range of bestselling options from Nere and Antler will carry your life around, keep everything safe and look slick in on-trend bold colours.