Going to work every day can be a major pain, but there is a multitude of ways to make it more fun.

One of them is by making bold fashion statements in the office with your work bag.

Carrying a cute work bag isn't just making a fashion statement — it's about loving your career life. Why dread carrying your laptop when you can feel happy to pack up every day? Not only are these work bags functional, they double as a wonderful addition to happy hour after you clock out.

Take a look at these work-approved bags, purses, totes, and backpacks and see which one you want to carry next!

Tasks with Teal ($65, Modcloth)

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This teal bag from ModCloth takes you from a 9-5 to the weekend effortlessly. With all its extra front pocket and cute color, it's a definite conversation starter ($65, Modcloth).

Satchel Backpack ($40, ASOS)

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A backpack is not just for the classroom. This satchel bag ($40, ASOS) is for the working woman on the go. Whether you toss it in your car or strap it to your back as you bike to work, it's all good.

Woven Straw Tote ($40, American Eagle)

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If you have a typical day job, spice it up with an atypical bag ($40, American Eagle). This woven straw tote is chic, practical, and fun. Plus, the leather straps and cotton lining ensure that your belongings won't go MIA  — because what good is a work bag if it breaks on you?

Rucksack Backpack ($39.95, PacSun)

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We all know every woman needs a little black dress, but what about a little black bag? Let this one ($39.95, PacSun) be the one to fill that void in your life.

Nude Studded Tote ($16, Boohoo)

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Rock and roll meets pop princess with this ultra-feminine design from Boohoo that's given a punk edge thanks to those well-placed studs. This bag ($16, Boohoo) is small enough to take to happy hour, but big enough for a Macbook.

Striped Tote (19.90, Forever 21)

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You don't always have to be so formal for work. You can have a casual tote, too. This one ($19.90, Forever 21) is just that — casual but elevated with a sleek geometric design.

Black Tote with Leopard Flare ($36, Gap)

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A bag with a flat base like this one from Gap is perfect for carrying your laptop, wallet, gym clothes — and also for keeping your Starbucks in place on your morning commute. Not only is this huge bag ($36, Gap) helpful, but the leopard print lining gives it extra personality.

Leatherette Backpack ($52.95, Love Culture)

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Look like a total badass with this leatherette backpack ($52.95, Love Culture). The best part is that it comes in this bomb olive green to add a pop of color to your everyday look.

Trapunto Tote ($39.99, Target)

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Be boardroom ready with this brown tote. Stretching out 24 inches, this bag ($39.99, Target) will hold everything but the kitchen sink when you head out for the day.

Shopper Tote ($40, ASOS)

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This is a two-for-one deal from ASOS. Not only do you get this stylish, classic gray tote ($40, ASOS) but it comes with a removable tablet case... score!

Backpack Tote ($34.99, Target)

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This backpack can also be a tote. Um, yes, please! Versatile in design, we'd recommend this for people who work by the coast — what's better than taking it down to the beach to relax after a long day ($34.99, Target)?

Camel Duffel ($39.99, Fashion Nova)

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When you think of duffel bags, your mind goes right to the gym. Not with this one ($39.99, Fashion Nova). Made from vegan leather, this one is chic and ready for work and play.

Mint Tote ($49, ModCloth)

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The mint of this tote is playful, while the faux leather straps give the overall design a mature look ($49, Modcloth). Perfect for the young boss ladies out there.

Faux Leather Tote ($14.95, Forever 21)

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You can get this faux leather tote in either black or red, but we'd recommend spicing things up and going with the latter. Red just pops for this design, but at this price ($14.95, Forever 21) you can go ahead and get both and not break the bank.

BAGGU Duck Tote ($32, Urban Outfitters)

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This BAGGU tote comes in a handful of colors — but only one matters to us. The yellow one ($32, Urban Outfitters) is giving us life. It's bright and cheery for the spring and summer, is a definite fall (leaves) color, and then adds some happiness to the dismal winter months.

Haya Hobo Snake Bag ($55, Topshop)

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No snakes were harmed to make this bag ($55, Topshop) — it's 100% faux. This is for anyone looking to bring some wild vibes into the workplace.

Net Bag ($29.99, Papaya)

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We're pretty sure no one will walk into work with this net bag. Secured with a pouch ($29.99, Papaya), this bag offers security with a little funkiness to it. It won’t be able to hold a traditionally sized laptop, but smaller devices are a total go.

Navy Shoulder Bag ($59, ModCloth)

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Modcloth is serving up a bag that is great for work and afterward. Polyurethane and leather with a polyester lining, you know this thing ($59, ModCloth) is going to last for the long haul.

Striped Weekender Bag ($39.99, Target)

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If you're like me, you take way too much with you when you walk out the door. That's why people like us need these cute, but oversized bags. This one stands out from the rest because it's sleek and chic ($39.99, Target) — but still has plenty of room to carry your entire life to the office.

Scuba Shopper ($35, ASOS)

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On Wednesdays (and every other day) we wear pink. Especially if it's this scuba shopper that is reversible. Yup, turn it gray with one swift motion, pop in your laptop, and be on your way ($35, ASOS).