There goes a saying, that ‘diamonds are a girl’s best friend!’ However, with this fast-paced era of where almost all women seem to be leaving their comfort zones of routine homemaking and venturing out and about to make their career-oriented dreams come true, functional attire is now a must, and most fashion retailers pertaining to their respective industries are prioritizing on items that deem to be of form as well as function!
Lo and behold – the hobo is now here! A wide handbag, almost the size of a basket is now trending amongst ladies of all ages, be it the shy college goer or the diplomatic corporate spokeswoman. Being the larger version of the regular tote, these particular variants of the conventional handbag now appear in a bevy of gorgeous shades and designs (floral patterns containing bright ribbon roses, lilies or magnolia are a supreme hit as of current).
Pieces crafted by organic materials such as wicker and jute are picked up from the aisles of department stores all the more too, as they present properties of higher durability and a reduction of the usual carbon footprint simultaneously! So, how is the average lady making the most resourceful use of the larger-than-life hobo for her daily conveniences? Keep reading!
1) At the office.
Late hours spent behind the desk require more essentials that need to be packed up for staying fresh shift-round; toiletries such as hand sanitizers, tissues/towelettes, facial foam and eau de toilette, along with a vanity kit containing itty-bitty make-up items and grooming implements (a brush/comb with a bunch of bobby pins and elastic bands) is absolutely necessary to maintain optimum hygiene and keep yourself looking neat and presentable constantly throughout.
More sophisticated versions of the regular hobo exclusively cater to laptops too. Think about it – no extra laptop carrier is needed, for one hobo is sufficient to hold all belongings pertaining to your workplace!
2) The after-hours.
Having plans to party away your woes all night or retreat to a private spot along the coast for the weekend? Fear not, as your hobo can include everything from an extra pair of clothing to vials and bottles of different lotions and potions, not to forget chunky jewellery and delicate lingerie!
3) Being Mommy.
Alright, so here you are sustaining motherhood with an array of chores that make you feel that you need an extra pair of hands to get everything done. Long gone are the days when you would need to carry your little formal handbag on one shoulder, with your baby utility kit on the other. Hobos are generously spacious enough to safely hold everything from your money purse, credit cards, legal documents such as identity cards/drivers licenses to all what your baby shall require en route; diapers, an extra change of clothes, pacifiers, bottles, formula, toys and the like.
The carrying of one bag less can make travelling with your infant much more organized and less stressful, enabling you to provide better care and attention that’s much needed to other issues!
Lana Joseph a freelance writer and a social reformer where she writes about things that inspire or get notified in society. At present she writes about society, travel, food habits, 1 day acuvue and technology.