8 Tips to Help You Choose the Perfect Handbag for You
Investing in a handbag can be an expensive business, so before you take the plunge with Prada or take a chance on Chanel, it is a good idea to take some time to think about what you really want from a handbag and take the time to ensure you make the right choice.
With that in mind, here are some top tips to help you pick the perfect handbag for you, whatever that might be:
- Think about what you will use it for
Before buying a new handbag, you should think about what you intend to use it for. These days, you can buy a wide variety of bags and purses, from stylish camera bags for women who take photographs to weekend bags for ladies who travel a lot and need enough room for their weekend clothing. Once you know what you plan to use it for, it will be easier to work out which style, size, and quality of bag you need.
- Pick it up
Picking up a handbag to see how heavy it is and how it rests against your body is really important. Some bags are just too heavy for the person carrying them or too light to feel right, and you will only ever find that out by picking it up to see how it feels to you.
- Try it on
You should also never buy a handbag without trying it on for size., Pick it up and wear it as you would if it was your own. Look in the mirror to see if it is in proportion with your body or whether it overwhelms you.
Often, smaller women find that compact bags complement them best while bigger women find that oversized handbags look moe in proportion when being worn, but there are always exceptions, and if you try it on and it looks great, that is the main thing to think about.
If you can afford to buy a handbag in every color, then you can skip this step, but if you are planning to invest in a single bag to wear with as many of your outfits as possible, it is a good idea to evaluate your wardrobe, see which colors you wear the most, and choose a handbag that complements those colors as best you can. Going neutral by choosing a black or brown handbag is the easiest way to do this, but you can bring in more color if you are careful about your selection.
- Check the pockets
Some handbags are pretty basic and do not include any pockets or zip compartments for your phone, change purse, and stuff like that. If that doesn’t bother you then fine, but if you are the kind of person who throws everything into your handbag, checking for pockets and compartments is a good idea because it will help to ensure that you keep your purse as organized as possible.
- Check the stitching
If you are spending serious money on a handbag, you want to ensure that it is of a high quality and will last the test of time. Looking closely at the stitching to see how precise it is, is a really good way to do that.
- Think about the lining
The color of your bag’s lining is more important than you might think. A dark lining can ide a multitude of sins whereas a light one can provide a better contrast. If your bags tend to get messy, go dark, if they do not, then light colors generally look better on a dark bag and vice versa, but again your own style and opinions on the matter are the most important factor because it is your bag after all.
- Choose something beautiful
Of course, all that being said, the most important thing you should do when choosing a new handbag is to ensure that you love it. Handbags are beautiful things that have been expertly designed and crafted, so there is no point in ignoring their aesthetic beauty when you are choosing one, and actually, that should be the main thing you think about – you deserve a beautiful bag.
As you can see, there’s a lot more to choosing the right handbag than you might have thought but with these tips, and by taking your time before hitting the store to make that all-important purchase, you can ensure that you make the right decision and that your outfits are always perfectly accessorized!