Handbags are an essential part of our everyday lives. In this regard, our bag is an important part of feeling good about your outfit – this simple addition to your outfit may seem like an afterthought, but it can make all the difference.
Several of you have one handbag you use season after season until you get tired of it, and others rotate their handbags based on the occasion. Choosing two neutral bags in different styles is a good way to start.
Handbags can help you dress up or dress down an outfit. If you feel too dressed up some days, your handbag could fix this, while if you feel too laid back, a dressier style bag would be an option. It’s nice to have a variety of options in your wardrobe.
As there are so many different styles of bags out there, it can be difficult to identify which styles complement your look the best and make it easier to complete your outfit.
Below we are breaking it down for you:
Outfit role: Dress up a look
Personality: You have structure and organization
Satchel Handbags add a more polished touch to any outfit. Typically, it has a top handle, sometimes an attached shoulder strap, and is typically worn around the wrist. While satchels vary in size, they are usually spacious. A satchel might be a good choice for you if you tend to have a lot of items in your bags and prefer a more structured feeling to organize them.
Outfit role: Casual add-on
Personality: Easy going and laid back style
Crossbody bags are the ideal throw-on-and-go back; with their long strap, you can wear them over your shoulder or across your body. This style is perfect if you prefer a relaxed style and hands-free.
Outfit role: Casual
Personality: Relaxed, minimalist
Rather than carrying a handbag, a wristlet allows you to carry only the essentials – a small case with a strap around your wrist. A style like this is perfect for minimalists – easy access, and you don’t have to shuffle through everything when you’re searching for one item.
Outfit role: Casual
Personality: enjoys a bit edge
Adding a backpack to your outfit can add an unexpected touch of edginess. Wearing this style doesn’t have to make you feel like you’re heading back to school. You can choose from a variety of designs and styles, including a casual backpack you can wear with your leggings to a dressier one you can wear every day. Backpacks can be age-appropriate and stylish.
Outfit role: casual
Personality: Laid-back and relaxed
This style is typically more spacious than crossbody bags. Adding a bag to your look adds a relaxed, laid-back touch. When you tend to carry a lot of stuff or like to always be prepared; for example, carrying a compact umbrella in case of rain or more comfortable shoes just in case. With this bag style, you have the option to carry a lot just in case. It’s the same with backpacks, though with tote bags, you have instant access, while with backpacks, you need to take it off to get at what’s inside.
As we mentioned begin with at least two different style bags and two different neutral colors – a dark and light option. Options are your wardrobe’s best friend and make getting dressed that much easier when you focus on building up your neutral pieces that you can easily pair with everything.