When we splurge on a handbag, we often rationalize by saying that “It’s okay. I deserve this. I’ll use this bag for years, anyway.” If this is true for you, then you’re in luck because for today’s blog, I’ll share a few simple ways to help prolong the life of your handbag!Read More
Handbags and purses are wardrobe items that we use the longest. Did you know that you can extend the life span of your bags and purses further? The trick is knowing how to properly store them in your closet in a way that they won’t be deformed or damaged. It’s actually very easy! Here are three things that you can do:Read More
Minimalists may try and tell you that you only need to own one bag, but let’s be real here: that’s just not going to cut it for the modern woman with a half decent wardrobe.
If you’re building a collection of handbag staples, you can build yourself a wardrobe that shines in any occasion by equipping yourself with some basic styles that go with a huge variety of outfits and circumstances.
Choose these five pieces with timelessness and quality in mind, and you’ll end up with a wardrobe that has everything you need. (Then, you can go get some more!)
A structured bag to dress it up
A classic, stiff-sided purse with a good shape looks polished, deliberate, and instantly elegant. Adding a structured bag to your outfit can elevate a simple dress to a bold statement or send the message that you are a strong woman who is not to be messed with.
A crossbody to dress it down
For the casual days, a nice crossbody is essential for running errands, going on a walk, and keeping your essentials close. All you really need in a crossbody is enough room for your phone, wallet, and lipstick, but there are roomier options available if you’re a girl who has to have it all.
A tote for errands
Got something to carry? A tote is your best friend for library runs, grocery shopping, weekend trips, and carrying your items to and from work.
We really recommend investing in a high quality tote that won’t break if you stuff it full. You want something durable, like leather, but one that’s too light in color. A darker color will hold up better to use and strain.
A duffle bag for jet-setting
For those days when the tote just isn’t cutting it, a duffle bag is perfect for carrying anything from your weekend getaway outfits or your gym clothes. Never fear, however, that your duffle bag has to be ugly. Modern weekender bags are gorgeous, structured things that are delightful to carry and very sturdy.
We like canvas bags; they look chic even when they’ve been stuffed in a trunk for a few hours, but other durable fabrics are nice as well.
A clutch to add a touch of chic
A cute clutch that goes with all your dressy outfits is a must for an event where a handbag isn’t called for. And even better, we’re seeing more clutches used in dressier daytime events than in the past, so a nice clutch can serve you around the clock if you find a good one!
A clutch should be able to hold your essentials (whatever that looks like to you) without bulging at the sides in an unsightly way. We recommend establishing your essentials ahead of time and bringing them with you when you shop. Try the bag on by putting your critical items inside and seeing how you feel!
A few staple pieces can furnish you with a wardrobe for all occasions and seasons, so make sure you invest in quality! Protect your bags with good care items, and they’ll serve you for a long time.
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