Thinking of getting yourself a new handbag? If you're a practical shopper, it's highly likely that you gravitate towards buying black totes simply because you'll get the most wears out of it. But that being said, it's also quite easy to get bored with the same old black purse. Before you go and buy yourself another tote in a similar color, why not explore other hues? Start with these versatile shades that are just as easy to wear as black:
1. Mustard Yellow
Think yellow is too flashy? Get a tote in this warm, toned-down shade of yellow—it's close to a neutral color, so you won't have problems matching it with your day-to-day outfits.
The Brooklyn Tote in Mustard, price upon request, COSTAL BAGS, available online
If you've got a closet full of neutral bags, going for a mustard yellow tote is also a great way to introduce color to your wardrobe without completely ditching your comfort zone.
Printed Bow Trapeze Bag, P2879.40, CHARLES AND KEITH, charleskeith.com
2. Light Blue
Like a pair of blue jeans, a light blue handbag is versatile and easy-to-style. It looks fresh when paired with light colors (think pastels!), and it pops against darker hues. A little light blue bag, for example, will beautifully stand out against an all-black outfit.
City Tote Petit in Cerulean, price available upon request, KATRE, shopkatre.com
Envoy Bag with Interlock Braid Strap, Sunday Bag, and Ladies Passage Hand Bag, price available upon request, FINO LEATHERWARE, finoleatherware.com
3. Olive or Forest Green
A subdued shade of green is another chic alternative to black, as it can also pass off as a neutral color.
Chariz in Moss Green, P950, SHIQ BAGS, shiqbags.com
Mount Convertible Petit in Fossil, P13,999, KATRE, shopkatre.com
4. Deep Plum or Burgundy
Meet the less intimidating alternatives to red bags. These rich jewel tones make an outfit look expensive, and like black and brown, they don't clash as much with other hues, making them an ideal shade for an everyday bag.
Harper in Wine, Harper Mini in Ostrich-Stamped Olive; price available upon request; COSTAL BAGS; costalbags.com
Quilted Short Strap Tote Bag, P4799, CHARLES AND KEITH, charleskeith.com
Croc-effect Tote Bag, P3995, MANGO, shop.mango.com
*This story originally appeared on FemaleNetwork.com. Minor edits have been made by the Preview.ph editors.