What would we do without our trusty handbag? It doesn’t just look good and house our wallets, it’s the key to an organized and happy life. Diary, lip balm, pen, hair tie, you name it, we’ve got it. So, when there is this much at steak, it’s important to think carefully before you upgrade to a more beautiful model. You obviously want your new handbag to be on trend and stylish but it’s also important to think about functionality as you’ll find yourself dipping in to it more often than you’d care to realize. Continue reading to find out what points to consider when the time finally comes to upgrade your handbag.
Handbags are the most important fashion accessory in every woman’s wardrobe. They come to complement any outfit and play no less important role in building one’s stylish image than a dress or a blouse. A bag can actually play a significant role in emphasizing one’s best features and hiding imperfections. Although they are just stylish accessories, you should know how to choose a bag that will be right for your figure. So, let’s study bag types and their compatibility with different body shapes.
The consignment stores where you can find treasures for a fraction of their prices are often also full of high-fashion knock-offs, made to offset the store’s own costs. Linda Lightman, CEO of Linda’s Stuff, has a rather well-researched list of ways to spot a fake version of the real designer handbags.
Pretty and romantic looks are in. Light and flowy fabrics, feminine ruffles, floral embroidery and prints are more popular now than ever. I feel as if a lot of the styles I am seeing are reminiscent of the Gunne Sax day’s back in the 70’s. The pieces were something like a combination of a boho prairie girl. They key is to add some modern touches to the outfit to make it a bit more modern and stylish while keeping the vintage vibe. In my look I paired this airy cotton jumpsuit from Free People that has that boho prairie girl vibe and combined it with an oversized hat by Nick Fouquet, a metal handbag by From St. Xavier, and since I really wanted to add a Gypsy touch to this I went heavy on the jewelry, mixing some newer pieces like the bangles and earrings with some of my favorite vintage pieces like the rings and the one large bangle. Having pieces that are airy like this jumpsuit for the summertime heat is so important. Cotton’s and chiffons allow you to feel cooler while looking great. Browse below to shop my look or make it your own with some similar pieces that may be better suited for your taste or budget!
If you follow street style at all, then the kimono and jeans look is no stranger to your eyes. Two very versatile things paired together make for a fun outfit. I got on a kimono kick last year and may have purchased a few too many since, but they are so beautiful and all so different, it’s hard to say no. I score my pieces at vintage stores, vintage clothing conventions, and flea markets, but Etsy has the mother load. You can spend days looking through kimonos that range in all sizes, years, and prices ($45-$3,000+) to be exact. I wear mine mostly with jeans, but they are great over a slip dress, or of course asa house robe. Below you can shop a few of my favorite kimono/jean combos and also these fun 50’s metal weave basket handbags.
Jumpsuits are pretty much a good idea any time of the year. It literally takes half of the effort out of putting together an outfit, and when you are pinched for time, or just don’t want to put too much thought into what to wear, a jumpsuit can be a fashion hero. Another bonus is that most of them are pretty comfy and you can dress them up down, or whichever way you are feeling. I have a section of my closet dedicated to jumpsuits, I have super comfy and casual ones, super dressy ones, and then some that are somewhere in between. This look is focusing in on jumpsuits that are flooding the instagram pages of fashion bloggers. Summer friendly ones that have all the cuteness.
Who doesn’t love a good vintage skirt, and a rainbow striped one at that? I purchased this skirt on Etsy last year and really could not wrap my head around how anyone would let it go! I have waited for the right time to wear it and I feel considering it’s pride month, now is the perfect time. If you plan on attending any of the festivities this month, check out these pieces I have found below that will have you very appropriately outfitted for the occasion.
Let’s be honest, one of the most anticipated things about any holiday is the sales. Almost every website and store has some special running, just temping you to put those things you have been lusting after into your cart. If you haven’t had time to think about what you may want, wen did the work for you and found you some amazing Memorial Day fashion steals to grab now from a few of our favorite retailers.
What was once favorited by clowns, is now favorited by trendsetters and street style gurus everywhere. Mixing patterns is the new thing. Shocked? So was I a bit, but when I tried it, I actually really liked it! Below I am showing you how to create a version of my look, plus some other great ways to mix patterns for whatever the occasion may be. Im my photo I am carrying a bag from BOYY. It’s my new favorite brand of handbags and quickly growing as a favorite in the fashion world as well. It’s a bit of a splurge, but if you don’t mind spending the extra dough on a good bag that goes with almost everything you own, I highly suggest this be the one. It comes in lots of color and size options, including the clutch version that is featured in theist look of this article.