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.
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?
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.
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!