Let's talk about the design
A structured silhouette like a perfectly ironed shirt with starch applied. Think crisp and fresh! The Bank bag gives a professional look without being too serious – naturally and organically incorporating itself into your professional life.
If your usual work attire is black, white, grey and navy, it helps to have a well-designed bag to tie your look together. It also helps to have an item that “sparks joy” #mariekondo when you need a break at your desk, recharge and power through the TDL #todolist.
It is the understated design details that make this bag – it is designed so that there are no hardware visible and large panels of leather – giving it a clean, minimal and elegant look.
And of course, a work-appropriate bag for the modern woman has to fit a laptop and other daily essentials. The spacious compartment can be adjusted to fit a 13” laptop; the remaining will comfortably house your wallet, keys, compact and perhaps a few lipstick/s – I carry one too many - guilty as charged.
The tassels are my favourite feature on this bag – they really are what make it. Adding femininity and quirkiness to a workbag – posh. Making it serious enough for work but also able to polish up my casual outfits on the weekend. Occasionally change it up by removing the tassels and replace with a Hermes twilly scarf.
Now, lets talk about size
The Bank series is available in 2 sizes, the original size as in the image above comes in 4 colours; black, navy, Oak and, grey. And a cute mini size offered in a black and white colourway with a sporty look for those perfect sartorial moments.
If you are not aware of the “personalisation service” offered by X NIHILO – you are missing out big time! Unlike your generic stamping or printing, all of the personalised products from X NIHILO are painted by hand – uniquely, individually and, made to order. To add to my feel good factor on pampering myself with a beautiful bag, X NIHILO donates 10% of the profit for personalized orders to One Girl – a charity that supports education for girls in Africa – it’s got my name on it – literally!
Lets talk about #OOTD
Work outfits are no longer just about the traditional suiting, but enviably it still looks uber-cool. Hate it or love it, you can always easily vamp up your outfit with divine accessories – women of quality, tick!
Better yet, the last thing I want to worry about is changing my bags after work or on the weekend to suit different attire. The Bank bag is extremely versatile in terms of styling. Pair it with jeans and a hoodie for that minimal and vogue vibe and I’ve got the images to make my point – understated yet eye-catching.
The tote design is always a favourite choice but often lack security with an open top and size too big. Yes, it does fit EVERYTHING you need (and don't need) but massively reduces the elegant appearance of the design.
The Bank bag is designed with a slightly narrower top and structured outlines. Even when paired with your lazy jumper it doesn’t look lazy at all ;p
It feels complete even when paired with a baggy sports luxe vibe.
Life is not black and white
“Will I struggle with matching this bag with more colourful pieces?”
“Being colourful is my thing, and I don’t work in an office, will it suit my wardrobe?”
I say “100%”!
A classic IT bag would not do it justice if it didn’t come in different colour options. Another popular colour would be the Navy. I see it as a “summer black”.
For your insta-worth images without a colourful wardrobe; blending contrast colour palettes with your surroundings like the image above or same tone matching is just as visually effective.
The Tan colourway provides a lux and feminine vibe. X NIHILO embraces slow fashion and intentionally making reasons redundant from design through to the selection of colours. This carefully selected tan will take you from winter to summer non stop all year round. The only thing it will stop is the traffic ;p
Be playful and try incorporating colours from nature (cream, tan, brown, mint and, khaki) and you will be surprised – literally anything goes.