PHOTOGRAPHS BY STEPHANIE SIAN SMITH
The Cambridge Satchel Company's fluoro bags have been insanely popular this season. At work, I've counted five alone: two pink, one yellow, one orange, one green. For me, my fluoro satchel is the Day-Glo equivalent of happiness, so what better way to work this season's neon trend?
This is a hat-trick of first appearances for my Cambridge satchel, my Alex Monroe bicycle necklace and my Orla Kiely for Uniqlo shirt, teamed with my favourite Sonia Rykiel for H&M shorts. What do you think? (I've just realised my necklace ties in nicely with The Cambridge Satchel Company's bicycle logo!)
I've been contemplating getting my Cambridge satchel embossed. I like the idea of personalising it with my initials and The Cambridge Satchel Company offers four styles of lettering: black, gold, silver and blind (ie no colour fill). I think the latter would look good on my fluoro bag.
Embossing isn't too expensive, either – £5 per letter with a cap at £20 for four or more. Ha, for £20 I could have Bargainista Fashionista emblazoned across my satchel. Would it fit I wonder?
Mine's the 13-inch satchel if you're weighting up what size to get. It's spacious enough for all my daily essentials, plus an iPad fits in easily.
However, I do hanker after a personalised Cambridge satchel in classic red after spotting actress Zooey Deschanel carrying one. It looked the cutest. Hmm, maybe I need to get another satchel. But, oh, what colour embossing to go with red? Suggestions please!