It’s a beautiful handbag. It’s soft, shiny, has multiple compartments, and it’s your favorite designer’s latest product. But, is it the right bag for you? Picking the right handbag goes beyond selecting one that is stylish. The right handbag should meet your needs. So before you go and plunk down more of your hard earned money on your next handbag, take a look at the following tips.
1. Assess your needs
When it comes to handbags, functionality should be at the top of your list for selecting the perfect bag. Are you a stay at home mom; or maybe a single high-powered corporate executive? Whatever your vocation your handbag should meet your needs. A mom may need a handbag with compartments to hold snacks, toys, or wipes for her kids. On the other hand, the corporate executive might be more concerned with where she is going to house her smart phone, planner, or notebook computer.
2. Make sure your handbag is proportionate to your size
Your handbag should be proportionate to your size. Petite women should avoid toting oversized handbags that will make them look shorter and take away from their overall look.
3. Think about the occasion
Not only should your handbag coordinate with your outfit, it should be appropriate for the occasion. For example, an over-sized tote bag would be disastrous paired with a cocktail dress. A more appropriate handbag would be a small evening clutch. Similarly, a small shoulder bag would be out of place coupled with your swimsuit at the beach.
4. Don’t Be A Slave to Trends
Despite the obvious temptation, refrain from being a slave to trends. While it is fun to have an a few trendy bags, it is far better to have a number of bags that will stand the test of time. Look for handbags that have classic styles and are well made. Quality handbags are well stitched. These bags usually will cost more but, the investment is well worth it if you use them time after time. Be a thrifty shopper when it comes to trends, to get the best bang for your buck.