A handbag is an essential part of every womans wardrobe and can say a lot about your personal style.
I was surprised at how many bags I have! My ‘everyday’ bag is like an Aladdins cave of nic-nacs, some of which probably haven’t seen the light of day for months, such as receipts and old shopping lists etc. Do you clear out your bag on a regular basis, or are you a hoarder like me?
Not only did I find pretty little clutch bags for my occasional night out, but an array of tote bags (some of which I’d forgotten I had) that are perfect for days out shopping, at the beach, kept folded up and in the glove compartment of the car or just for a more casual look with jeans!
My aunt always told me to invest in at least one ‘good’ handbag, preferably leather because it is hard wearing and durable, that can be used for almost everything, so it has separate compartments for makeup, purse, mobile phone and any paperwork (diary, bills etc).
There are so many different styles, colours, shapes and sizes, how do you decide? I suppose the first question must be ‘what do you need it for?’ If it’s for nothing more than your purse, lipstick and phone then there is no need to get anything bigger than a cross body style bag, but if you are carrying around half your life (like me) then something more sturdy is needed like a holdall.