The right handbag can provide the finishing touch to your outfit, pulling it all together and making a statement at the same time. But with so many different styles of handbag it can seem overwhelming to know what style suits both you and your look. Naturally, you’ll want to keep on trend and be aware of the latest picks from the catwalk, but not all of them will suit the occasion that you’re dressing for. Here are some tips to get you started and help you create a show-stopping ensemble, while looking effortlessly fashionable in the process.
Choose Your Colour With Care
The colour of your handbag will play a huge part in how effective the item is an accessory. Not only will you need to match the shade to your own personal colouring, avoiding tones that don’t complement your skin or hair, you will also need to pay attention to the colour of your clothing. If you are dressed in a monochrome outfit, then you will be able to choose almost any type of colour to add a bit of vibrancy to your look. However, if you are already wearing bold shades, then take care to ensure that your handbag does not clash with them. Similarly, if you are wearing a patterned print, then it would be best to stay fairly simple with your handbag design, so as not to complicate your appearance.
When choosing your handbag, size is one of the most important factors to get right. You will want to select a bag with enough space for your needs. If you’re looking for a casual daytime look, then you might opt for a large bag. If that’s your style, then you’re in luck as this season has welcomed some astonishingly roomy leather handbags to the catwalk, that cover a large portion of the thigh as you sashay along with them.
However, you might also be looking for the perfect mini bag which acts as the final piece of the puzzle to a stunning evening outfit. In which case, you’ll also be interested in the latest designer offerings which are incredibly minimalistic. The mini bag can fit little more than a lipstick or an iPhone in it and is often worn across the body on an incredibly long strap.
Whichever size of handbag you’re interested in to complete your look, you’ll also want to ensure that it complements your natural physique. Petite ladies will look overwhelmed when carrying this season’s mega bag, whereas incredibly tall and slim women would likely want to shy away from the long straps which tends to elongate the frame further still.
Fit For The Occasion
The shape of your handbag can say a great deal about the type of occasion it’s been made for. If you’re looking for an accompaniment to your corporate outfit, then a bag with sharp corners and a boxy style would fit the bill. Alternatively, this season’s drawstring tie and bucket shape is ideal for an effortlessly casual vibe.