Best Fall Bags on a Budget

The Thread's host Jessica Stam is wearing: Shirt by 3.1 Phillip Lim; Skirt by The Kooples; Earrings by Finn Jewelry; Necklaces by Finn Jewelry and Made Her Think.

Finding the right bag is no easy task. Some are too big, others too small, some are freakishly ugly and others are downright expensive. For ladies on the go, leaving the house without the perfect bag on your arm is like walking out without shoes! Well, you can breathe a bit easier because we scoured the shops and found six drool-worthy fall bags for you, and not one of them is a cent over $50. Whether you need a perfect everyday tote or a fun purse for going out on the town, The Thread has you covered. You can thank us later.

Tasseled carryall, Forever21, $38.40 - This bag is large and in charge for all your lugging needs, plus it embraces this season's tassel trend. With a classic shape and thick straps, we're nominating this bag for MVP (most valuable purse).

Oversized satchel, H&M, $29.95 - Refined and structured, this shiny satchel is great for taking your life with you in style. Wide-legged printed pants and a sweater work well with this crossbody.

Slouchy tote, Gap, $44.95 - For those of us always on the go, a spacious and fashion-forward tote can double as a carry-on. When worn with a versatile blazer and tapered jeans, you've got one go-getter of an outfit.

Chain strap bag, Nine West, $49.00 - The easiest way to transition from daytime casual to evening chic, a chain strap bag is the downtown girl's answer to day-to-night dressing, especially when worn with a statement dress, fitted jacket, and ankle boots.

Studded clutch, Express, $44.90 - For nights out on the town, you'll definitely want this studded clutch for all your essentials. Plus, it's an easy to way to edge up even your girliest dresses.

Crossbody bag, American Eagle, $29.95 - In a super saturated hue, the most useful bag of the season can provide your outfit with a fun pop of color. Best paired with a casual, low-maintenance look.

Will this help YOU amplify your style?