Hand Bag Know-How:
There are so many types, sizes and styles of handbags in the stores and it can be tough sometimes to figure out what to purchase. You may be one of those people who will wear the same handbag everyday no matter what you’re wearing or you may be the person who changes purses like you change your ………; well anyway. I’m the latter. I change handbags on a daily basis, depending on what I’m wearing. whether you’re like me or not this list will be a great help to you. These are “do’s” and “don’ts” of sporting your handbag.
Own at least one great quality handbag in a basic color e.g., black or brown.
Make sure your bag works with your proportions.
Carry a bag that is in sync with the style of your outfit and shoes.
Carry a beaded bag with a velvet outfit, not velvet on velvet.
Buy inexpensive ‘in fashion’ bags to stay current.
Over stuff your bag with unnecessary junk.
Carry a bag at the widest part of your body – bust line, waistline, or hip or thigh-line.
Carry a summer style bag with a tailored suit.
Carry a wicker style bag when wearing hosiery. It will only cause snags.
Match a beaded bag with a beaded dress. A satin or velvet bag would work better.
Don’t go into debt over a designer bag unless it is in a classic style.
Team heavy leather bags with lightweight clothing.
Don’t forget to send in your questions and I will answer them on “Fashion Fridays”
Monochromatic is the way to go, if you’re unsure of the attire of your event, if you’re in a hurry and didn’t put an outfit together ahead of time – that’s a no-no, or if you want a classic look. You can’t go wrong with one color, and the color you choose does not have to match exactly.
If your closet is organized by color you should have an easier time choosing this look.
If you decide on a monochromatic look, remember to add a pop of color in one or more of your accessories. This will show that you did put some thought into it.
If you’re wearing all black, add a different color handbag or a different color shoe. Try something that is an opposite color to what you’re wearing. You don’t want it to match, you want it to go together.
See some examples below:
Monochromatic is the way to go!