They populate the planet in vast numbers, just as humans do. They come in a variety of shapes, sizes, colors and textures. They bring a wardrobe full circle and today, during this “Fashion Show Friday”, we give handbags and purses center stage! Handbags and purses are wonderful accessories! They are much needed as well. Sometimes they double as a toolbox, a medicine chest, a first aid kit or all of the a fore mentioned! So when it comes to handbags and purses, what are your preferences?
If you are anything like most of us, you find yourself going through stages when it comes to choosing a handbag. Sometimes you feel as if you need that “bulky” look. Sometimes you opt for something smaller. Sometimes you go on a designer kick… sometimes it’s all about color and texture… no matter what your prefer at whatever time in your life, there are benefits to all handbags and purses!
The classic “doctor bag” is a favorite of mine. I can place all kinds of items in it and leave the house stylish. I also opt for colors such as black, brown or anything neutral… so it can go with most of my clothing… nothing wrong with a big bag… right?
Choosing to say it with straps? Classic shoulder bags are always in style. Although not for all, they provide some benefits. Your hands are free, and your purse can be swayed away from you, should you need it temporarily away from your body. They also help to streamline the body and can elongate your frame. Check with your local resale shop and see what magic you can place on your shoulders! And remember… the “weight of the world” does not to be in your purse!
Looking for an alternative? Clutches are classic and very cool! Consider a larger one with a nice heel and a dress. Or a small one for that special date! Also metallic clutches are very stylish! They add just the right amount of pizzaz to any outfit! How about one with blue jeans and metallic heel? You cannot go wrong!
Make a statement with bold color! Handbags with color are captivating! Consider one in such colors as orange, lime, or even red! Pair them with matching heels for a wonderful and streamlined effect and watch the heads turn!
Animal prints on handbags are fantastic! Consider paring them with black patent leather shoes or choose skinny jeans and heels! grrrrrrrrr! You are the lioness everyone will want to see!
Not willing to hold your handbag in your hands or place it on your shoulders? How about your waist? Fanny packs are still the happening thing! They are handy and you have all of your belongings right in front of you… or at least to the side of you… They provide a sporty look and free up your limbs so you can do other things with them!
Patterns can be quite pleasing! Consider a handbag with geometric shapes and patterns on them! They create a great deal of depth and layer to an outfit! Consider them with a bold one-colored heel and some pants or a long skirt… you will stop the show!
…and finally… there is always room for something different….the joy of handbags is the variety of handbags… do not be afraid to explore different shapes, sizes and…shall we say…themes… visit your local resale stores to see what treasures lie within!
So when it comes to limits on handbags and purses… remember… there are NO limits! Play with sizes! Shapes! Colors! Textures! You cannot go wrong when it comes to wonderful handbags!