During the design phase of our new Angus Laptop Bag for men, we looked through many options for linings. Although we eventually landed on a fabulous blue tartan, we spent sometime considering Gingham – think Judy Garland’s dress in Wizard of Oz and granny’s table cloth. You get the picture? Well, Gingham is a continuing fashion trend for 2016 that really blew up again in 2014 and doesn’t seem to be going anywhere soon. Although we didn’t progress with the Gingham lining for our men’s lawyer bag, we think it can be a fun way to give your work wardrobe an injection of warmth, pattern and colour. With this in mind, we have selected a few pieces that would complement any work wardrobe and paired them back with our brilliant business bag for men and stunning work totes and laptop shoulder bags for women to give you a warm yet professional work look.
An irregular ruffle & a business bag with irregular beauty and function
This Gingham ruffled cotton skirt by J.W. Anderson is gorgeous in the way it gathers around the waist and tumbles down the front with it’s asymmetrical ruffles. Add to this a splash of red in the form of the Melinda 15 Inch Laptop Shoulder Bag and you combine two perfectly complimentary statement pieces.
The shirt that has it’s own instagram account & the lawyer bag that should
It took the world by storm in 2014 and doesn’t seem to want to go away – but why should it, the J.Crew Gingham shirt looks good on everyone and you can pretty much match it to anything with little to no effort – the perfect fashion piece for most professional men. Work this shirt back with Angus, the fabulous men’s messenger bag. The Angus 15 Inch Laptop Bag for men has pockets galore, massive amounts of space for papers etc., 2 laptop sleeves and a clip for your keys.
Grab your work tote and keep up with the Kardashians
Despite what you may think of the Kardashians, the girls are fashion icons who could turn a hair accessory fashioned from a toilet brush into the next big thing. Kendal & Kylie’s fashion label includes a great pair of Gingham trousers that would look fab at the office, complement these easy going pants with a gorgeous work tote by the name of Jennifer and you will definitely not miss a step.
Gingham pants and stylish bags aren’t just for the ladies
Business does not have to be boring and these ASOS skinny leg Gingham suit pants are far from boring. Work these back with our super stylish Angus 15 Inch Laptop Bag for Men and strut your way into any boardroom with confidence. You will appreciate the lawyer bag’s handmade vegan faux leather, brushed nickel hardware and stylish tartan lining. Not to mention the space and pockets to fill all your electronic devices, papers, cards and pens.
Take the strain off your shoulders with a lightweight blazer and bag
It’s nice to mix it up sometimes and break away from your normal flat colour blazers and J.Crew doesn’t disappoint with their lightweight Campbell Blazer in Gingham. The blazer even has a sneaky little handkerchief pocket for your headphones or lipstick. Speaking of pockets, the Lindsay 17 Inch Laptop Shoulder Bag has a central pocket big enough to fit a 17 Inch Laptop, plus 3 pockets for your phone, sunglasses etc., and compartments either side for documents and personal belongings. With a bag of this size you would think that it would weigh a tonne – but you would be wrong. The Lindsay is made from the highest quality vegan faux leather that is both lightweight and durable.
You don’t have to be Dorothy to rock a Gingham dress with these red hot handbags
Just as Dorothy took on the world of Oz and came out on top, you can navigate the business world in a Gingham dress and your own magical red accessory – in the form of a red business bag. Take your choice from the Jennifer 13 inch Laptop Tote, perfect for day or night; or the Lindsay 17 Inch Laptop Shoulder Bag, all style and glamour on the outside and sensible practicality on the inside.
The reliable Gingham Scarf with the equally reliable laptop handbag
The Gingham scarf will never grow tired. In black, it will perfectly complement most outfits. Choose a thicker scarf for the cooler months and a fine, lightweight scarf for the warmer seasons. Pair this back with the classic black Melinda 15 Inch Laptop Bag. Handmade and with pockets for everything, you can always rely on you best friend Melinda – the ultimate combination of fashion and function.