The lack of the Sun and the absence of shopping for several weeks made the business and despite the fact that it’s only the beginning of the last winter month, I have already begun my preparations for the upcoming spring. What is your starting point while planning purchases? Mine are bags. I always tell my friends that it’s better to invest in a ‘right’ bag than to buy something like a new shirt or jeans every month. Why? Because this ‘right’ bag can dress up almost everything!
There are so many bags going around at the moment and I advise you no to pursue the last novelty and ‘must bag’ for this season, according to trends, but to made your biggest investments into classic models. How to choose the ‘right’ bag? Analyze your wardrobe and describe the bag of your dream for 5 points: style, size, color, hardware and price.
First of all, think about time of the day and outfits that you want to create with your new bag: day or mostly night looks? Do you need long strap that will let you put a bag over your shoulder? Or you prefer cross body models?
The main question is: what essentials do you need to put into your bag? Make a list of all necessities, that you always take with when you leave home. Do you really need this big bottle of perfume or 3 boxes of different sugar candies? Don’t forget the simple rule: the less you take, the easier your bag. I also noticed that really required minimum of essentials is easy to locate into a small bag like this my Prada bag or this Whistles pastel clutch.
Analyze your clothes and decide, what colors prevail in your wardrobe: warm or cold? If its your first great bag, I advise you to choose the classics: you can never go wrong with black. As an alternative, pay attention to neutral colors: grey or beige. But be careful: light bags are easy to soil.
The only rule is: don’t combine gold and silver hardware. Think what colors of accessories and jewelry do you prefer more and then you’ll see what you need to choose.
I would recommend to buy 1 expensive bag instead of 5 cheap. Put quality over quantity. Believe me, this investment worth it! And after several years when your ‘right’ bag will be still in good conditions you’ll understand why you spent so much money on this bag.
After you end up with thinking about all these points, you’ll see what is really missing in your wardrobe. One more secret: I always save photos of my favorite bags and outfits with ‘bags of my dream’ in a separate folder on my notebook – it considerably simplifies a choice) Have a great shopping! And I can’t wait to hear what is your «bag of your dream» now! Tell me in comments)
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