4 Handbag Styles You Need in Your Closet...


(This wonderful post was kindly written by Erika of Cafe Fashionista.2

Thanks Erika!)

Darlings, there was a point in time when I believed that a girl needed one handbag in her possession and one handbag only.

A sassy piece which worked with any and all ensembles believed to be fabulous enough to accouter her fantastic form.

Iโ€™ll admit it;

I was devastatingly wrong.

The right handbag can make or break oneโ€™s look du jour.

You would not allow an oversized tote to tagalong with you on a girlsโ€™ night out complete with partying like a rock star;

nor would you bring a clutch along for the ride as you navigate a new travel destination.

Hence the reason why there should be five particular styles spotting your handbag collection;

a handful of versatility that will make even complete strangers green with envy โ€“ now youโ€™ve got them!

1. Satchel


Satchels are to the world of handbags what diamonds are to the world of jewelry โ€“ a girls best friend.

There is no handbag which emits as sophisticated a vibe from an individual as a satchel.

The aesthetic of such a design keeps one looking polished, even if decked out in head to toe denim;2

whilst allowing them to keep things understated and playful at the very same time.

A bag with too large of a handle drop has a tendency to slouch which can make one look sloppy;

pieces which proffer a double-handle with a drop of about 6-inches are your best bet, as they allow for enough room for one to wiggle their elbow, without looking awkward.

2. Cross Body

Cross Body

Dolls, you may be navigating newfound sights at Walt Disney World Resort, or perhaps youโ€™re pounding the pavement on Park Avenue, popping in and out of an abundance of stylish shops displaying decadent wares that you want desperately to add to your burgeoning wardrobe.2

It is times like these when forgoing the standard satchel or tote and replacing such a formation with a cross body piece is par for the course.

Cross body bags are an optimal way for freeing up ones hands, yet still allow you to keep your most prized possessions nearby;2

an ideal mix for a day of shopping with the girls!

I recommend weatherbeaten, worn-in styles in brown shades like Alexander Wangโ€™s Brenda Zip Bag.

Such a look is the true epitome of luxury tinged with bohemian influences, and instantly contributes a hint of personality to your current look.

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