handbag trends to hold on to
handbag trends to hold on to Paring Down A Purse Fetish how much is too much
Paring Down A Purse Fetish how much is too much
Dear Fashion in the Bag: A girl reaaally only needs from one to three handbags for a basic handbag wardrobe: A super sporty one (like your backpack or a roomy tote), a more classical one (like your Dior shoulderbag or a DKNY Regency Bag), and something for eveningů just incase.
However, for a styling diva with a yen for pocketbooks…the want factor is unlimited!!!
I, too, am a handbag ho.
However, in actuality, I really only regularly use one trendy bag a season that holds a whole lot of junk that I can easily find, looks stylish, fits comfortably on my shoulder, and pretty much goes with most of my wardrobe.
What about the bounty of bags-designer and vintage-that I "can’t live without"? They are waiting for those moments when I want to dress an outfit up, funk up basic black, or look more business-like than usual.
Do not underestimate the power of a purse- the right bag can make or break an outfit. Too often, handbags are left as an afterthought to an otherwise gorgeous look and, SMASH, BAM, POWů your chic factor just disintegrated to dust.
What’s in the bag for winter 2001 handbags:
*Hobo-The most versatile soft shape with a shorter shoulder strap.
*Size matters-bigger is finally better after seasons of teensy-weensy
*The baguette endures- the little bag that tucks under your arm may not be cutting edge, but inches to classic status
*Hand in- From long shoulder straps to little round handles and the ever-elegant clutch
*The doctor is in – Framed doctor bags with a lot of hardware look like smart city chic
*Details- Studs, gathers, schoolboy buckles, top stitching, embroidery, fringe, and plaid
*Sexy geek- computer bags revel in high design, check out the Samsonite Computer Bag
Bags can start to clutter up if you are not using them. Have a basic wardrobe of what you know you really will wear and keep some of the more unusual bags on hand to wear when the mood strikes. Donate the leftovers to charity or sell the more name-worthy ones online or at a consignment shop.
If there are those bags you just can’t bear to part with, stock them away for a season or two. If you find yourself rustling through the pile for your red-satin heart bag, it’s a keeper. If you can’t even remember buying it, ditch it!
Resident fashion expert & style mentor- With just about 20 years experience in the glamour industry as a New York-based photography fashion stylist, syndicated columnist, contributing editor, lecturer, on-air television/radio fashion expert, and founder / editor in chief of FocusOnStyle.com. Sharon Haver knows the modern-thinking woman wants easygoing style that suits her individual needs, spiced with just the right amount of flip and wit to make it personal.