How to find a bag that suits your style and needs
From pouches to oversized totes – there are many different bag styles out there that can compliment an outfit. But how does one know which style is best suited for them? We’ll give you a few tips here on how to find the perfect bag that will match your clothes and will be useful for your daily routine.
1. Evaluate what you’re looking for in a bag
If you’re someone who is always on the run, it might be a good idea to get a bag that you’ll be able to carry easily – we’re talking about the crossbody or tote bags. These styles you can easily wear and they carry all your essentials, with space to add in more throughout your day of errands. Plus, these styles do not run the risk of you leaving your bag behind. They are either too big, on your shoulder or across your body. But if you’re heading out to a particular event or locale, and do not need to carry a lot, the clutch might be a good option for you. The secret is: to choose a style of bag that will be the perfect match for your lifestyle. If you’re unsure, or want to have a variety of choices, you can always pick a do everything bag like our Cash & Carry All Bag.
2. Choose a color that will fit your wardrobe
When buying a bag, think about the colors that will best suit the clothes that you already have. Neutral colors like black and white are safe options, but if you’re looking for a pop of color in your accessories, try and make sure that your handbag of choice fits your pre-existing color palette, so you don’t have to shop for new clothes to match your new bag.
3. Pay attention to the material of the bag
Different materials complement and accentuate an outfit in different ways which can jazz up an outfit or play it down. Are you looking for a fun denim tote? A stylish patent leather clutch? Or maybe a classic saffiano leather bag? Any quest to find the perfect bag entails picking the perfect material. Patent takes a look up a notch giving it a real polished look, while classic saffiano is more serious and structured.
4. Budget with an eye on long-term costs
Consider purchasing a high-quality handbag as an investment. A purse for everyday usage is something you will find yourself using for decades, much like the ideal pair of heels. While a fast fashion $40 handbag might be appealing, in the long run, a well-made bag is typically less expensive – and is also far better for the environment than settling for cheap throw-away bags. Keep it Clutch, and keep it made in the USA.