Often times, we purchase a purses for the simple fact that its cute or matches our outfit. But is it really the right purse for you? Follow the tips below to make sure you get the right purse for you the next time you shop.
Purpose What kinds of things do you carry with you on a daily basis? Maybe you like to keep it simple and only carry your keys, money, and phone. Or maybe your the type that carries everything with you but your kitchen sink. Consider these things first when looking to purchase a new purse. Its important that the purse you choose be functional and fit your lifestyle.
Color You want to choose a purse that is versatile and will match most things you wear so that you that you don't have to switch out purses with each outfit. Black, brown, or white are good safe colors that go with most everything. Dress them up by finding ones with embellishments, pockets, or details such as studs and buckles.
Personal Style Make sure the bag you choose represents you well. If you are a bright cheerful person, don’t choose a blah bag. Let your personality shine through in the purse you wear with you everyday. Its one of your most important assessories!
Are you sporty? If so consider a simple messenger bag or sporty satchel.
Hippie or Bohemian? Go for the hobo bag or something more vintage and slouchy.
Want a bag that makes a statement? Try something bright or shiny that reflects your personality.
Perhaps you prefer a more classic and traditional approach. Try an elegantly simple, tailored leather bag.
Size Make sure your bag fits you. The right purse can not only compliment your clothing but can flatter your body shape as well. Depending on a bags shape, size and wear it falls, it can either flatter your body, or call more attention to the areas you are sensitive about. This guide will help you to be more aware how to use your bag not only to make a statement, but to show off the best you.
If you are tall and slim, go for oversized, slochy or mid length hobo bags or medium to large satchels. Avoid small bags with short straps ad these will look even smaller against your height and make you look unbalanced.
If you have a full curvy figure, chose a wide, structured looking bag. The width of the bag with actually make you look smaller in comparison. Edgy bags with distinct lines with add polish against your curves. Large totes or wide hobos are great to flatter your shape. also keep in mind, the area where the bag ends is emphasised the most. If you are sensitive about large hips, do not choose a bag that stops at your hips as this will make you look wider. Also, try to avoid bags that are round or smaller than your frame.
If you have small petite frame, remember balance is key. Do not chose a bag that is larger than you as this will make you look even smaller in comparison. Go for small to medium size purses in subdued or even colors. Wear a short shoulder bag that fits under your arm if you are looking to make yourself appear taller. Also, carrying a bag closer to the top of your body with provide the illusion of length.