Think diaper bags only come in canvas or plastic? Not at all! This Babymel "Amanda Quilted" diaper bag in pewter grey (nordstrom.com, $114) is every bit as stylish as the quilted clutches and handbags you were likely to reach for before your baby. But unlike your old bags, this one has insulated bottle pockets, an easy-to-wipe lining, a changing mat and an adjustable strap. Looks like your old purse just got a major upgrade!
If you're accustomed to the look of your favourite go-to black leather purse and aren't ready to part with it, we have good news. This faux leather timi & leslie Hannah diaper bag (amazon.com, $140)could easily be mistaken for your average purse, but it has pockets for everything from diapers to wipes, and can be worn on your shoulder or converted to a crossbody strap if you're carrying a particularly heavy load. It even comes with a removable insulated bottle tote and a mini purse for all your necessities. It has it all! And if you feel like stepping out of your comfort zone a little, it comes in bronze, pewter, burgundy and rouge.
Messenger bags are a practical and trendy way to carry around all your necessities, and this Trend Lab paisley messenger-style diaper bag (overstock.com, $52) is no different. It's made of 100 per cent cotton with a PVC laminate lining that's easy to sanitize, has two exterior bottle pockets and several inside divider pockets. Plus the attractive pink-and-green paisley design is lots of fun. If you're in the market for a bag that's casual, easy to carry and not too bulky, this might be the one for you.
Love striking colours and bold prints? Then you might very well be a fan of this Petunia Pickle Bottom "Glazed Weekender" diaper bag (nordstrom.com, $187). It's lightweight and offers plenty of interior pockets to help keep everything organized. In addition, a matching removable changing pad and wipes case are included. Plus, the rich purple floral print is a beautiful, upbeat look that will help pick you up on tougher days.
If you still aren't convinced you can have both a practical diaper bag and a stylish carrier, this JP Lizzy "Dreamsicle" diaper satchel (overstock.com, $101) is sure to be the tipping point. You won't be sacrificing an ounce of style with this gorgeous bag. The faux leather exterior is pure sophistication, while the fun print inside adds a touch of personality. It offers many pockets both inside and out, a convenient changing pad and a sleek magnetic closure.
We hope we've managed to convince you that there's no need to sacrifice your usual style just because you're a new mom. Forget about the boring brown or grey canvas diaper bags you've passed by in the stores, and take the time to find a bag that's both practical and attractive. After all, it's going to be on your arm every day for quite a while — you deserve to own one you can carry with pride.
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