National Handbag Day

October 10th is National Handbag Day! With that being said, I’d like to go over with you some of my favorite styles and why I love them so much. For women the history of the handbag, purse, or pocketbook goes way back to the 17th century and even beyond that. Take a look at this great piece about the history of handbags here. Handbags are a fashion staple that women need for all personal belongings as well as to make any outfit feel more chic and complete.

In previous post i’d mentioned that having a good bag is an investment so make sure you choose a good one. They can come in all different styles, shapes, colors, & brands. So when you are choosing a handbag pick the one that works best for YOU & YOUR lifestyle. Don’t follow trends so much as most times the bag itself won’t get worn past the current fad. For me I tend to pick larger bags because I always have a lot of things, do I always need them? maybe not However, I am working on buying bags that are smaller so I can break the habit of carrying so much.

The Crossbody:

I love crossbody bags because they leave you hands free. When you are hands free you are allowed to do a bit more with yourself. It’s easier to carry a book and want to read it on the train or carry that cupcake from work. It just makes life easy, and who doesn’t like that?

The Tote:

I love how casual a tote can be, and also love how dressy it can get. I personally go for more canvas style totes with a clear message, while on more formal evenings i’ll opted for my standard Marc Jacobs tote. To each their own.

The Statement:

You’ve gotta have one back that defeats them all. The everyday “go-to” bag or the late night make a statement bag. It’s got to be showy, colorful and a statement!