Le Tote

The tote is the great equalizer among bags. There's no need to splurge on a Louis Vuitton. You'll get the most bang for your buck with a minimalistic leather bag.  The tote is perfect for business trips, gym clothes, and doubles as a diaper bag in a pinch. Here's a few of my favorites: 

Cuyana Zippered Tote bag ($195).  It's so hard to find a zippered tote!

Everlane Petra Market Bag in Camel ($365). I love the size, shape and color of this bag. 

Claire V Simple Tote ($485). This bag comes in a number of different color combinations to suite your needs. 

Zara ($39.99). Gorgeous and affordable!