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The end of the year is a time like no other. Despite the rapid pace that the holidays can hit us with, we secretly/not-so-secretly relish the opportunity to add an extra bit of joy and cheer into our everyday routines. Our closets are no different.

Throughout the year we love a streamlined wardrobe — classic basics, neutral colors (you know the drill) — but when the holidays arrive, it’s like all bets are off and we’re reminded to have a little fun and diffuse the colder, darker days with bright hues and sparkly sweaters. Since we don’t recommend blowing your budget on a closet-full of options you’ll only wear a handful of times, we do recommend sticking with the neutrals you love, but getting festive with your accessories.

Below we’re sharing three bags that strike that trifecta of functional, practical, and just all-around awesome:

The Functional: Blaze Bucket Backpack

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Ah, the backpack moment. We hope it’s here to stay, because there’s just no going back (pun intended?) to the balancing act of running errands with a million bags once you’ve done it hands-free.

Think of this convertible backpack from Hobo Bags like your new mini-assistant. She helps you feel put-together and polished in the midst of the holiday hustle, while also offering a convenient side pocket, top zipper, and — the best part — the ability to switch from backpack to tote with, literally, a flip of the wrist.

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Pulling double-duty this season is something we’ll gladly accept.

The Practical: Lauren Wallet

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We all know those best intentions of setting out for the day with only the essentials in hand: wallet, keys, phone, and maybe some chapstick. We also know what inevitably happens when your on-the-go mentality turns into a mad scramble to balance said wallet, keys, phone and chapstick at every register you encounter.

Let us introduce you to Hobo Bag‘s Lauren Wallet. This vintage-inspired take on the perfect catch-all clutch combines purse, ID window, credit card slots, zipper pouch, even space for your smartphone, so you can head out with everything you need without worry of leaving anything behind. We love the subtle damask pattern, too.

The Just Plain Fun: Darcy Crossbody Clutch

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Like we said, this time of year a little sparkle is completely necessary, and what more perfect way to incorporate some razzle-dazzle than with Hobo Bag‘s Darcy Clutch? With just the right amount of metallic shimmer, the Darcy is lined in red (more holiday bonus points) with one interior pocket and one (incredibly handy) exterior pocket.

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It also converts easily from crossbody to wristlet so you can take it to an afternoon lunch and then reuse with your favorite black dress for a night out at the ballet.

The Nutcracker, anyone?

Thank you to Darling partner Hobo Bags for sponsoring this post! All thoughts, opinions and raves always remain Darling’s own.

Images by Allie Jeffers


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