If you don't have time to switch bags between the office and an after-work drink, pick something sharp but still roomy enough to carry a little more than just the essentials. Zara's lipstick-red tote is perfect: It can be worn as a cross-body during your commute and then converted into a purse at night. Let it pop against a neutral coat in camel or black.
Two-tone Mini Shopper, $79.90 at Zara.
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