An outfit is not an outfit without a bag. You can be polished head-to-toe but sans a bag? The ensemble simply isn’t complete. Of course, there are practical reasons as to why you should carry a handbag: Where to put your wallet? Your keys? A cellphone? Makeup? A copy of that old tattered War and Peace novel? (Ok, maybe not that!) A bag is truly necessary. Though aside from a physical place to put your belongings, handbags also pull a look together. In fact, carryalls–big or small or crossbody–have the power to elevate even the most casual of ensembles. If you’re in a T-shirt and jeans with flip flops, a polished crossbody bag can easily add a dose of sophistication to our get-up. Add a saucy clutch to your cubicle-minded blazer and skirt? Well, that boardroom attire suddenly becomes a going-out ensemble. Plus, a bag can also become your style signature. Look to Jane Birkin who popularized the modest basket bag, whether she was wearing it with loose trousers or a mini skirt, alone or on the arm of her Parisian beau Serge Gainsbourg. The piece became one of her most defining accessories in the ’60s and ’70s and remains on mood boards to this day. In other words, a handbag has the perpetual power to dictate your sartorial intentions. Luckily, at ba&sh there are essential bags for all personality types–as well as outfits.

One of the classics is the Teddy bag. The structured rounded shape is reminiscent of a saddle, and it boasts a removable strap, meaning it can be worn across the body, on the shoulder, or simply held as if it were a clutch. The best part? There is a bevy of colors and textures that the Teddy comes in. For a classic option, try an iteration in black leather that boasts handmade braids and an elegant, gilded buckle. Another bonus, is that the Teddy is crafted from Italian leathers that hail from LWG-audited tanneries, meaning you can feel good about what you wear. There are also more bohemian options of the Teddy, including rustic leather versions that include tassels on the sides, as well as a black and white raffia piece with a frayed frame. And for a head-turning fashion statement, there is a crystal-embellished Teddy bag in black leather. Finally, for an incredibly refined touch, try an option in smooth nappa leather with herringbone quilting.

If you’re on the market for something a little bit more malleable, there is the June bag. This handbag has all of the makings of an It bag: It is roomy with a cushy feel and is composed of supple leather with thoughtful details, like a braided tassel with gilded hardware or a diamond shape in its middle. Plus, the options of the June bag are endless. Try a mini June bag, which is made from Italian leathers, that comes in failsafe hues like burgundy to nude. And if you’re looking to make your outfit pop, opt for a crossbody bag in stunning green or in metallic silver. Whatever bag you choose, consider your look both fin and forever chic.