Handbag lovers unite!
Selecting a handbag is a very personal choice. There is plenty to consider as you explore all the options.
Where do you start?
Firstly, aesthetic appeal: Do you like its colour, shape, form?
And secondly, is it fit for purpose.
Choosing a handbag, you love
There will be particular reasons why you are attracted to the look of one handbag and not to another.
Does it appeal to your style personality and preferences? Do you prefer classic, relaxed, dramatic, feminine, elegant chic, or creative styles?
Is it the size you like to wear? Some people like the oversized look. Others prefer to wear items that complement their body proportions i.e., a petite person wears smaller bags.
Will you choose a neutral shade (e.g., tan, black, navy, grey, khaki) or an interest colour (e.g., red, orange, purple, cornflower blue, green)? Selecting a colour from your personal colour palette, whether it’s neutral or an interest colour, will mean it will match well with the rest of your wardrobe, and will be an easy choice, so you use it often.
Choosing a Handbag from a Practical Perspective
Here are some aspects to ponder:
What goodies will I be carrying in my handbag? Some people need the bare essentials: keys, wallet, phone. Others (like me) pack much, much more.
How many totes do you need for grocery shopping? And, if you shop at markets, there’s a bag for that too!
Is the handle or strap going to be comfortable to use.
Does it have internal or external pockets? Is this important to you?
If you were using your handbag for overseas travel you might like to ensure it has a good quality zip at the top so the bag can be securely closed.
Is it within budget? What is its cost per wear? E.g., If you purchase a handbag for $365 and use it every day for 1 year, the bag is only costing you $1 a day 🙂
Tip: If you purchasing an every-day bag ensure it is made from quality leather for longevity and durability.
Can I use it for many occasions i.e., is it multi-purpose?
Finding the right balance of form and function is key to owning a handbag you love, and that will be used for years to come.
Watch the video to see my pick of selected totes, cross body bags and timeless handbags. Some are super stylish, some are fun, and all of them are versatile.