How To Pack Your Handbag for Day, Night and Weekend

Margaret Zhang is always on the go. Running from meetings for her blog Shine By Three, travelling internationally and squeezing in law and commerce classes at Sydney Uni between it all, the girl certainly knows how to pack a handbag. She breaks it down for us.


Daytime

“It’s just about what’s practical,” says Margaret. “Depending on where you’re going. If you’re somewhere with a lot of air-conditioning you’ll be dried out, or if you’re outside a lot and you need moisturiser, or if you’re going to sweat a lot you’ll need cleansing wipes. Always see it practically. Ironically, I always think more practically in beauty products than I do in clothes.”

Bag by Phillip Lim; Laptop by Apple; Shoes by Valentino; Sunglasses by Karen Walker; Watch by Larsson & Jennings; Kosmea Cleansing Wipes; Grown moisturiser and lip balm; Morrocanoil; The Beauty Chef Beauty Balm.

Bag by Phillip Lim; Laptop by Apple; Shoes by Valentino; Sunglasses by Karen Walker; Watch by Larsson & Jennings; Kosmea Cleansing Wipes; Grown moisturiser and lip balm; Morrocanoil; The Beauty Chef Beauty Balm.

 

Nighttime

“Make it minimal so there’s less thing to lose,” says Margaret. “I lose everything, not that I even drink, I just like put things down and then I forget where I put them. It’s always good to have a little cross body bag, and you can fit cards and a tiny lipstick, like this Tom Ford one. I used to wear heels everyday, but flats are just better for your feet…”

Bag by Brogues by River Island; Iphone bag by Michael Kors; Chloe Fragrance; Rings by Petite Grande, ASOS and Lovisa; Bangle by Alexander McQueen; Lipstick by Tom Ford; Lipstick by Versace; Charlotte Tilbury Highlighting Sculpting Palette.

Bag by Brogues by River Island; Iphone bag by Michael Kors; Chloe Fragrance; Rings by Petite Grande, ASOS and Lovisa; Bangle by Alexander McQueen; Lipstick by Tom Ford; Lipstick by Versace; Charlotte Tilbury Highlighting Sculpting Palette.


Weekend

“Always have sunscreen, always have comfy shoes, sunglasses and fun colours. I always wear fun colours on the weekend because during the week I’m like a boy - tailored. Also all my cards and stuff in a holder so that I can transfer between handbags, some fun lip glosses and a facial mist because you get dry during the day and it makes you feel awesome.”

Bag by Sophie Hulme; Cardholder by Mischa; Shoes from a market in Hong Kong; Various Sunglasses; Kit Cosmetics Sunscreen; Marc Jacobs Daisy; Vaseline; Napoleon Lipgloss; Apple Iphone. 

Bag by Sophie Hulme; Cardholder by Mischa; Shoes from a market in Hong Kong; Various Sunglasses; Kit Cosmetics Sunscreen; Marc Jacobs Daisy; Vaseline; Napoleon Lipgloss; Apple Iphone. 

Story by Sigourney Cantelo; Photography by Jake Terrey; Styling by Margaret Zhang.