Some people love brands. Some “swim” in bold colour. Some want nothing to do with them.
What makes a great purse? Let’s explore some options and see where you may be able to discover hidden clues to a good looking purse with purpose.
It’s all in the details.
Statement pieces (bold coloured shoes or handbags) are able to take a simple quick day to day look and create some influential pow with serious colour. Brights for summer, reds and darks for winter.
Two handles or not two handles? That is the question. Straps and handles can get very tricky. Two on our shoulders are often easy to hold and open however, there is always one that never stays on the shoulder and constantly falls off. Our vote is find a purse with a strong one shoulder handle.
Weaves are great for summer and dress down more formal business looks. Just remember to keep them clean and look for solid tight weave for longer lasting purses.
NOTIONS & HARDWARE
This is the secret. The higher the quality look and feel of the hardware on the purse the more tasteful and expensive it looks. Even if the bag is not a designer brand. The one giveaway that it’s not, is the hardware.
SCALES AND SKIN
More animal friendly quality bags are being produced everyday. Ensure that the bags you look for are within the standards of production that suite your personal ethics. Buy vintage to endorse the “reuse” concepts on leather items.
CLOTH & PATTERN
Statements are made by top designers with their logos and initials woven into the fibres of their handbags and accessories. We vote for tasteful and elegant however there other shoppers and purse owners who love splash and bling. There are plenty of options out there. Some less appropriate for work, yet wearing weekend or evening bags occasionally can spice up your look.
Shopping and Pinning on Pinterest are great ways to get inspiration! Use these tips to narrow down handbags you think you would need to replace worn bags or to take your look to the next level.
Next time we will look at function and compartments. One good time is to find a small cosmetic size or designer wallet that transfers with your favourite lip colour, mobile devise and cash / cards into any bag at any time….