We can all agree that mornings are often a chore (although, they certainly don't have to be!). On the laziest days, getting out of bed can feel like pulling teeth, jeggings become your saving grace for a comfy-yet-somewhat-office-appropriate outfit, and what makeup you can manage gets applied in a mass transit daze.
But, there's an easy trick to looking at least somewhat put-together even at your groggiest, and it's as simple as throwing all your workday essentials into a well-defined and structured bag. Yes, it's true: Toting around a well-designed carryall can immediately distinguish you as a budding young exec from just another half-asleep workhorse.
Since affordability is an utmost priority for the budget-conscious working gal, we've rounded up 19 on-sale schleppers that won't drain your checking account — or, at least, are well worth the investment. From shoulder totes to roomy backpacks, scope out your next grab bag for the next time you've got a case of the Mondays (or the morning blues).