20 Graphic Bags With Words And Phrases That'll Make Your Ensemble Instantly Cooler

ISTANBUL, TURKEY - MARCH 13: Hande Yuece seen wearing a leather cape from 3thfloor by Gardiropgurusu a clutch from Moschino jewellery by Milka a necklace from Versace for H&M and shoes from Christian Louboutin at MBFWI presented by American Express Fall/Winter 2014 on March 13, 2014 in Istanbul, Turkey. (Photo by Timur Emek/Getty Images for IMG)
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If you've paid attention to any street style trends lately, you've undoubtedly noticed a big one: women carrying bags that, when you do a double take, you realize are speaking to you. Whether it's a small clutch flashing a single neon word (often with an exclamation point tacked on) or a tote bag with a philosophical phrase on it, graphic bags with words are the must-have accessory of the moment. They're an easy way to add a spark of interest to an otherwise boring outfit, and they're perfect for days when you just don't feel like using your words. Now, whatever your mood is, there's a bag out there that can say it for you. 

You don't have to spend a lot of money on this trend either if you don't want to. One option that's always fun (and affordable) is going the DIY route. Try Jordan Ferney's easy slogan tote bag tutorial on Oh Happy Day. 

If you're not the DIY type, though, never fear! Here's a round-up of 20 different wordy bags of all price points, from $10 to $1500, and of all sizes, from clutches and coin purses to tote bags and duffle bags. Give your vocal cords a rest and check out these cheeky, loquacious bags. 

QUEEN OF POP!

An adorable pun for an adorable bag.

New Look Queen of Pop Zip Around Purse, $9.50, asos.com

PARTY

Available in black, white, and cobalt. 

Party Faux Leather Clutch, $15, forever21.com

TODAY...

“Do great work, don’t waste time, be kind, make it happen, be awesome, do what you love.” 

A Way with Verbs Tote, $15, modcloth.com

I HAVE WAY MORE MAKEUP AT HOME

Don’t we all?

Makeup pouch by Pamela Barsky, $16.50, etsy.com

IOU

Not a bad reminder to keep on your purse.

ASOS IOU Purse, $18.50, asos.com

LOOK COOL

You will if you’re carrying this tote.

Monki Alma Bag Look Cool, $28, asos.com

FLAWLESS

It doesn’t hurt to brag a little.

Rainie Metallic Flawless Clutch, $30, missguidedus.com

WHAT

Sometimes you didn’t hear it, sometimes you weren’t paying attention, and sometimes you just can’t believe it. This bag is for all of those occasions. 

Pieces “WHAT” Cross Body Bag, $42, asos.com

FIERCE

‘Cause you are.

BCBGeneration ‘Fierce’ Shoulder Bag, $42, saksoff5th.com

OH... SNAP!

The comic book style is a classic for a reason.

Skinny Dip SNAP Clutch Bag, $46, asos.com

A BUNCH OF SH*T I BASICALLY CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT

Yes, actually, I DO need five different pairs of black skinny jeans. 

Important Shit Duffle, $48, danielleguiziony.com

WHAT BOYFRIEND?!

You don’t need a boyfriend when you have a bag as cute as this.

Rebecca Minkoff Pouch, $50, bloomingdales.com

POW

Small but powerful. 

Wow Pow Print Cross Body Bag, $56, riverisland.com

FIRE

For when you’re on fire.

Kenzo Leather Clutch, $218, mytheresa.com

Also available in mustard and grey, $182, mytheresa.com

OUI

“Oui” on one side and “Non” on the other — flip the bag to suit your mood.

Clare V Oui Non Leather Clutch, $206, net-a-porter.com

DON'T PANIC

The perfect bag for getting through airport security and plane delays.

Marc by Marc Jacobs Metropolitote Printed PVC Tote, $280, net-a-porter.com

JUST MARRIED

If you’re getting hitched, you basically NEED this clutch.

Kate Spade New York Wedding Bell Glitter Just Married Clutch,  $398, saksfifthavenue.com

BAD CHOICES GOOD PHOTOS

The motto of every awesome Instagram account.

Donatienne Haylie Clutch, $405, madisonlosangeles.com

WHY NOT? MAYBE...

Two slogans, two color schemes, one bag. 

Kotur ‘Morley’ Slogan Print Satin Clutch, $495, lanecrawford.com

FEMME

For your inner princess. 

Edie Parker Flavia Femme Acrylic Clutch, $1,540, net-a-porter.com