August 27, 2021 2 min read

Satchels are a great bag choice. Their classic design lends to versatility while their more structured silhouette adds something solid and bold to any look.

Not all of the bags below are vegan, but we loved the way these people styled their satchel bags. Don’t worry, we did link of some of our vegan satchel bags in the article too!

A Vintage Touch

A woman in a brown dress and white sweater, holding a brown satchel bag.

@barabragraves_ via Instagram

Satchels are a bit of a throwback by nature. The design was originally used a utilitarian style back in the day to carry school books or other daily essentials. So, pairing a satchel with a vintage silhouette is a fun nod to its origin. Throw on a little A-line pinafore dress and a cute blouse with your satchel and voila! You have a charming outfit!

A Satchel for Everyone

Three people - a man in a suit, a woman in jeans and a sweater, and an older man in light jeans and a dark shirt - carrying satchel bags in various colors.

@lotuff_japan via Instagram

This image shows how versatile a satchel can be; they truly can be worn by anyone. Pair with a suit, or some jeans and a sweater. We love how effortlessly cool these styles look. These outfits are perfect for a casual but professional work environment.

A vegan satchel bag is the perfect accessory for your ethical wardrobe.  Our City Briefwould be a perfect vegan satchel option for this type of look. 

A black handbag with a flap-close top and top handles.

Doshi City Brief

Accessorize Your Accessories

A cutoff picture of a blond woman with a blue satchel bag. The bag has a red handkerchief tied to one side.

@shinythoughts via Instagram

Grab your favorite vegan leather satchel and tie a scarf around the strap. It’s the perfect way to change up your favorite bag while adding some color and pattern to an outfit. The great thing about this trick is that it takes a neutral bag and turns it into a statement piece when you need a little extra something.

A Casual Summer Look

A woman in a light orange dress poses for the camera with a small black satchel bag.

Via Doshi

Yes, satchels were originally used for utilitarian purposes, but their attributes are much more versatile. The structure of the bag can lend well to a more formal outfit. Depending on the material and hardware of the bag, it can be the perfect accessory to pair with a dress and a pair of pointed-toe heels. We love the clean lined, geometric elements that are throughout this look.

Of course vegan options are available. Our Lady Bag2 is a top handle bag that carries a slight nod to a satchel, it would look great styled like this photo above.

A Pop of Color

A woman dressed in black poses with her back to the camera, holding a bright yellow-green satchel bag.

@camsatchelco via Instagram

The classic design of a satchel bag can be spiced up with a vibrant color. We’re seeing a lot of punchy hues trending and it makes sense. Who doesn’t want to have a little fun with their accessories? It’s a way to make an outfit a little less serious.

This day glow yellow satchel was paired brilliantly with an all-black a white outfit. It really lets the bag be the star while still looking chic and minimalist. For a vegan leather satchel option, our Lady Bag 2 comes in a bright red what would spice up any outfit!