What does your handbag tell the outside world about you? Well, believe it or not, it speaks volumes about you and your lifestyle. Here are a few fun things to take into consideration when evaluating yours or another’s handbag of choice.
First take a look at the material of the bag. Is it cloth or leather? Perhaps the person carrying the material bag doesn’t believe in using animal hides for fashion. Or they might need a lighter material bag because of back concerns.
Now look at the style. Hands free over the shoulder might mean they are very busy and can’t be bothered by carrying handles of a handbag (or they might have a young child that needs to be carried instead of the bag). A small close to the body bag like a messenger style is minimalistic and non-fussy. A satchel style or doctors bag screams classic, conservative. The opposite would be a never-full style, almost tote like bag which says …here I am, you can’t miss me or my bag.
Consider color. Do you always pick conservative neutrals, or take a chance with bold hues? This one is a no-brainer to figure out. The person with the bold or metallic bag just might be more of a risk taker than the neutral colored bag owner who switches bags like clockwork each season…never wanting to be seen with a lighter colored bag in what they view as the “wrong” time of year.
Speaking of switching purses, do you change your styles regularly? Or maybe you can’t be bothered with such fussiness and wear the same one until it is no longer useable.
Does your bag of choice have to sport a name brand or be recognizable as “the” bag celebrities are carrying currently? Maybe a “knock-off” or “styled-like” bag is more your style and budget. If either of these works for you and is within your handbag allowance we say go for it if it is of importance to you.
Now look inside. Is your bag over the top bulging full? Can’t get it closed? If you sport this look continuously it could lead to others thinking you are unorganized and not in control. It is important to go through your purse on a regular basis and purge what isn’t needed, or most importantly doesn’t belong in there. If your bag always seems to be full, maybe you should consider a larger style if it’s suited for your frame. It is always amazing, all the different junk that ends up in our purse. An organized handbag is just like having a clean house, it’s a great feeling!
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