As we all know, one of the most important components of any outfit is a bag. It has to be personalized, stylish and practical. So today we would like to share with you several secrets of making a right choice when looking for a multifunctional and beautiful accessory for your unique look.
TRY IT ON!
Never buy a handbag without trying it on. The first instincts and emotional state like: “oh my God, that is so cute”, do not work for the practical and wise decision making. It is very important to try how the bag looks on you. Everyone is different and individual parameters differ: height, weight, shape, hair, skin color, etc. So take the bag in the shop and try it on yourself and look in the mirror. By holding the bag in your hands look at it and think do you like the structure of the bag, its texture, details – pockets, zippers: silver, gold, metallic, color, form, belts, etc. Imagine how you will look in it, what will you wear with and how you will feel. Outside look at yourself will give you the understanding whether it is your model or not. Usually at this stage you find out your bag or continue your search.
What size of the bag shall I choose? According to your taste and preferences it is important to choose the bag material. Some like only leather, others prefer textile or/and synthetics. However it is essential to choose the RIGHT SIZE of the bag. It is as important as the size of the dress or trousers. If the size will not be correctly chosen it can make parts of your body less attractive like wrongly selected jeans. Well matched bag will prettify your silhouette and contribute to your stylish look.
We would not recommend you to purchase big and very big handbags if you have a small height (below 5.5 inches). Contrary if you are tall and/or big try to avoid micro-bags. They will visually underline the difference between you and the item.
Which model of the bag will complement me? In addition to the size it is important to select the correct model of the bag that will suit your figure and personality. Follow the simple rule: Choose the form of the bag that is opposite the lines/shape of you body. If you are tall and slim than round or/and square/wide forms will be a great fit for you. In case you are small and/or full-figured (size medium to large) than choose more extended and rectangle forms. The secret here is to create visualization contrast.
We highly recommend not just quick glance at it but to estimate the comfort of it. For example, always buy bags with internal pockets, if you want everything to be organized. You should also test how light and/or heavy the bag is how pleasant it is to touch it and guess approximate duration of the piece. If you do not like something about the bag or/and you do not feel comfortable – do not buy the bag.
Center of attention
Which part of my body I want to underline? Remember that the bag underlines those parts of the body that is close to it. Shoulder bag on the belt makes emphasis on the waist. We do not recommend it for those who have wide beltline.
If you carry the bag in your hands the attraction will be on them. So make sure to have a well-designed manicure. Especially on the occasions when you are in the evening dress, holding the clutch in your hands. In case you have big wrists, unattractive fingers, broken nail, etc. – do not choose clutch type bags. If this is the case, go with the shoulder bag.
“Cross body” type bag with diagonal belt across the breast makes emphasize on it. So we would not recommend this kind to those who have too big or too small breast size.
Estimate the reliability of the bag. The main purpose of the bag is actually to carry the staff. That is why the bag should be not only stylish and fashionable, but also reliable. Ask yourself: “what will I carry in this bag?” If the answer is PC, books and magazines, the bag with the open top can be chosen. However, if in addition you are planning to carry the purse the situation will change. Open bag may serve as invitation for unwanted situations.
Color & Style
Color projects an important message to the outer world, please read my articles about the colors about that. So when choosing the bag ensure that the color will match with most of your cloth. As well as, analyze in percentage how often you will be able to wear this bag and with what cloth. We would recommend sticking to neutral and common colors like black, grey, red, blue and beige. As well as it should contribute and harmonize your style.
Buying a bag is a complex process and an individual decision that should be based on investigation of your wardrobe composition, personality type and way of living. Remember that the main function of any handbag is to help and organize all the important things that you need to carry with you. It is not the object of jealousy and showing off in front of your friends. Luckily today most of the companies join external beauty with functionality. Therefore we hope that these suggestions will help you in finding the right accessory that will serve as reliable assistant for you! Be happy, be practical, be You!