Five Style Rules To Break Using Your Handbag
There are a myriad of “style” rules we, as American women, were raised with- Never wear white after labor day. Sparkle is for evening attire only. Take off the last accessory you put on. Nice little reminders to keep our “fashion-selves” in line. Well, I am feeling a little rebellious this week and would like to show you how to break some of those rules in an easy and simple way, with your handbag.
Your handbag is just as much a part of your look as your shoes or your top. It should not be overlooked. Handbags are meant to be functional, but also make a style statement. So, here are five style rules you can break just by carrying a big, beautiful, colorful handbag.
1-YOUR SHOES AND HANDBAG MUST ALWAYS MATCH– Sweetheart, this is not 1955. This is 2012 and gone are the days of girdles (they are called spanx), white gloves, and matching your pumps to your handbag. Your handbag is a statement unto itself that doesn’t have to match your heels, dress or accessories.
2- IT IS NEVER OK TO CLASH– Your handbag can ABSOLUTELY not match or even, dare I say, clash with your outfit. If you love it, think it is fabulous, then have confidence in it. Consider even carrying a printed handbag (polka dots, florals, stripes, oh my!). It will never “match” your outfit, but I guarantee it will stand out and you will get compliments.
3- BOWS AND RUFFLES ARE MEANT FOR LITTLE GIRLS– Bows and ruffles in a handbag can create fun detailing that also inspire a feminine touch on a very functional item
4-YOU MUST CARRY A DIAPER BAG AND IT MUST BE FUNCTIONAL– Okay….maybe I am having a little fun with this rule, but can I say, I have three kids and have NEVER carried a “diaper bag.” Nope. No way. Not with all the fun, big, and fashionable handbags available. Handbags are just as functional, allowing me to tote everything for my tots in style.
5-YOUR HANDBAG MUST BE IN PROPORTION TO YOUR BODY SIZE– I hear woman say this ALL the time. “I am so petite, I can’t carry a big bag.” or “I’m just so tall, that looks too small for me.” Ladies, it all comes down to confidence. It is just like a 6′ tall woman wearing 5″ heels. Do it with confidence and everyone will LOVE it!
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