One handbag might suffice to fit all of our belongings but it certainly isn’t one style fits all. Every woman needs at least a few handbags to round out her wardrobe with styles that can work for casual looks, travel and utility, or for fancy occasions. If your current bag has been working overtime to meet the demands of all of the above situations it might be time for some extra support.
One of the most popular types of handbags, crossbodys are a perfect mix of convenience and style. When we sport this style we sling it crosswise from one shoulder to the alternative hip. If you enjoy a bag that is low maintenance, allowing you to be hands off, a crossbody will be your ideal answer. This “Pesaro” Fringe Crossbody by Big Buddha can be really versatile with its unique shade of coral that can go with virtually any casual look.
There’s a reason that some styles never fade and satchels should definitely be included in that group. Classy with a clean shape, satchels are great for a slightly more polished look. The size of a satchel also makes it comfortable to carry a little more than the average wallet, phone and lipstick without leaving the wearer feeling off balance. This Gingham Satchel with Leather Trim dangling from one elbow will give any outfit a cool eloquence.
3. Minis & Wristlets
This is a handbag made for the minimalista who doesn’t want to be weighed down or worried about where she’ll drop her bag at dinner or a party. With a petite bag like this Classic Leather Mini Crossbody from Emma Fox you can carry the stark essentials and barely even feel it. You’ll also have a perfectly valid excuse for why you can’t carry any of your children’s, friend’s, or S.O.’s belongings either! A sleek wristlet like this Leather Fox Charm Wristlet also comes in handy for outdoor activities like trips to the beach. Pack a bigger bag with this wristlet and grab the clutch with your most important possessions safely inside for when you need to walk out of sight.
True to form, there is a bag for the opposite of a minimalista too and this would be a woman who needs her survival bag fully stocked for all of life’s little surprises. We want to carry an emergency sewing kit, our ipad, hand lotion, a snack, a cardigan in case we get cold and the list really could go on. There’s nothing wrong with wanting to be prepared and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with stylish totes. This “Nala” Colorblock Tote with Mini Bag looks chic and professional so you can go straight from the office to happy hour. Happy us!
5. Drawstring Bags
Handbags have come really far from where they began and drawstring bags especially stand out for their look. With their utility-style closure and pouch-like shape, drawstrings are an interesting combination of masculine and feminine styles. Crafted with aesthetic appeal but with a sometimes rugged and tough look, drawstrings are a great accessory for outfits we want to reinvent. Try out a handbag like this “Andie” Bucket Handbag by Snob Essentials and see how it transforms your outfit’s overall feel.
What does your handbag choice say about you?