Investing in a quality bag is essential in building your wardrobe. After all, a great bag can always dress up any outfit. Plus, since they have a longer shelf life, you really get more bang for your buck when you score the right bag. But before you hunt down that it accessory and spend your hard-earned cash, consider these first:
Material and Price
Genuine leather bags are generally more expensive compared to faux leather and fabric ones, but the price tag is worth it because of their longevity, quality, and classic appeal. If you’re going for an investment piece, splurge on an exquisite leather bag, but if you’re the trendy type who prefers to switch bags every season, stick to leatherette and fabric purses.
Neutral shades like black, brown, tan, and white make outfit-matching much easier. Colored bags, on the other hand, add spice to your overlook look. Deep earth tones like army green and burgundy are great alternatives to neutrals, while bold colors like hot pink and yellow are statement-making choices.
Style and Size
Do you need a large tote to carry all your essentials? Or do you need something small and easy to bring around on your daily commute? Dressy evenings typically require a tiny party clutch, while bigger bags that can carry more items (say, work documents, an umbrella, your filled to the brim kikay kit) are perfect for daily use.
Have a better idea on which bag suits your needs? Check out the gallery below for our top picks of the best handbags for every style and lifestlye.
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