Make the best choice of your handbag
Wallet, briefcase, maxi pouch … with shoulder strap, worn hand? There are so many different bags that it becomes difficult to know which one to wear on what occasion and for what type of silhouette. Here’s how to properly buy your handbag, which one to wear for what occasion and how to choose it in relation to your silhouette. You will see that you do not need luxury leather goods or spend twice your salary in a bag to boost your look!
Tips and tricks of the perfect bag
The bag is the color touch of your look, it follows you everywhere and contains the most important things of your daily life.
Here are the good tips to know before choosing your bag:
Avoid black: In most cases, avoid the black bag. The bag is a good opportunity to wear color and boost an outfit with basic colors. Choose from blue Klein, pine green, coral or a sustained red, you can also rely on safe values such as flesh or camel color, beige or white.
Choose beautiful materials: Whether you choose natural leather, fabric or nylon, pay attention to the quality of the material. Take a look at the label if you are unsure of the material and avoid fake leather that will not last in time and will not bear too much weight (if you have to put your laptop for example). The lining is also important: it must be resistant, pay particular attention to the seams. If the lining contains small pockets of storage, this is a plus not to be neglected.
Pay attention to details: The details count as much in leather goods as in textile. So be very careful with the finishes of the bag (zippers, possible buttons, the metal used, leather tassels …). The ornaments, such as the zipper slide or the rivets (small nails that adorn the bag) must also be solid and with good quality. If the zip breaks, repairing it by a cobbler can cost you the price of the bag.
Invest in a bag “multi occasions”: No need to change it between work and outings, it is timeless. This bag should be pretty classy to make dressed but also cool enough to be dragged around. This bag should be in a beautiful leather (smooth or aged). But there are other criteria to consider. Here are the five most important:
- With strong colors like red, pink, green, yellow, blue … or basic colors like flesh color, beige …
- Closed by a zip to be safe from pickpockets (you never know!)
- Medium size, as a 48h format (perfect for work)
- Choose rather a long format
- Equipped with a shoulder strap and a handle to carry it by hand (the multiple handles add style to your bag!)
What bag for what occasion?
To change your style in the blink, change your bag! Advice, do it with great attention, and do not forget anything in the old bag, check the little pockets! There are many forms of bags, here is a short tour of three very different forms.
The satchel, ideal by day:
The satchel, whatever its size, is a handy bag. Its slender shape allows you to order everything along the length. Its pockets on the front also allow you to store small things you need at your fingertips.
The satchel is either hand-worn or worn shoulder strap as a small schoolgirl. Choose it in a fluorescent color in summer or in a beautiful print to add a fancy touch to your look. Avoid buying it in a brown glossy leather, a little too classic.
The messenger bag passes everywhere:
The messenger bag can have many facets. Its shape is the most classic, the flap on the bag also contains the clasp of it. Its round shape is easy to tackle. The worn shoulder strap in most cases but you can also carry it by hand or under the arm thanks to an additional handle.
The clutch bag is ideal at night when you do not have your whole things to carry. Whether it has a flap or a detachable handle, the essential thing is to know how to wear it. There are two solutions. Wear it under the arm if it is long, or by hand if it is small.