If you’re anything like me, finding the perfect bag is hard because there are so many factors to think about when looking:

First you need to make sure that it’s big enough for your purse, your makeup bag and your diary – the three essentials in my bag. Then you need to make sure it zips – safety first! The final three factors are how comfy it is to carry, that the trend is just right for you and above all else: a bargain price.

Hunting for bags has brought out my inner turmoil. I find it so tough because there are some beautiful bags in places like Topshop, River Island and other high street stores, but sometimes they’re just not in my student budget. However, in New Look I’ve come across this gorgeous, oxblood red bag, which is perfect for University life and just £22.99!. It’s big enough for all your lecture notes, library books and other important things that you’ll need on a daily basis. The backpack feature makes carrying this bag a lot easier, whilst the golden touches here and there really bring out one of this seasons must have colours.

Pick of the Week 1 (New Look Bag - £22.99)

But if you’re not that adventurous and think that burgundy for a bag isn’t very ‘you’, have no fear! They also have this bag in black, which would allow the bag to go with every outfit in your wardrobe. You’re welcome!

 Website Links:


New Look Bag: http://www.newlook.com/shop/womens/bags-and-purses/burgundy-box-zip-front-metal-trim-backpack_320400067?extcam=AFF_AFW_Communities+&+UGC_Polyvore&awc=1946_1410967966_3c1dd0b3cc6271f5aeeb6a0ce377314d

H&M Shoes: http://www.hm.com/gb/product/48011?article=48011-A

Revlon Lipstick: http://www.superdrug.com/Revlon/Revlon-Super-Lustrous-Lipstick-Cherry-Blossom-28/p/504250#.VBmqShaRNuY

H&M Dress: http://www.hm.com/gb/product/36212?article=36212-A