This month, Fernanda Langhammer explores the universe of handbags. How should you choose and wear one of the most important accessories of all time?
We’re all very different — tall, short, straight hair, curly hair or something in between. Our personal handbag, or bags (we definitely need a plural here), are also an expression of who we are. In my carrier you’ll certainly find lip balm, mascara, documents, some money (sometimes not), my phone and, nowadays, some baby toys and food. I was the type that used to carry half my house in it; I’m much more reasonable now. Maybe taking a toddler everywhere with me everywhere has helped! I wonder what can be found in yours?
The design is chosen pretty much by the outfit and our particular tastes. Forget about matching bag with shoes; this rule was mandatory at the end of the ‘80s and early ‘90s, not anymore! You can still do it, but, in my opinion, just don’t! Unless it’s black. Otherwise, go for tone on tone or completely different colours that coordinate with your look.
Some girls go for practical styles, others for complicated and super stylish. The variety is almost infinite, so to help you out, we’ve chosen a few great options.
This type of carrier is practical, great for when you need to have your hands free. Opt for this if you’re wearing casual clothes or going on a trip.
Every mum’s favourite! In this roomy bag you can carry all your essentials plus your kids’ stuff. Not a mum, but with a long list of indispensable items? This is the one for you.
I particularly love this design. It is stylish and quite spacious; however, not the most practical. Its best feature is to improve any casual look.
A carrier that doesn’t carry all. Perfect as a final touch to an evening gown or, depending on the material, to complete your festival or nightclub look.
A classic and democratic style that teams well with most looks and gives enough space. Depending on its pattern, it can be paired with casual and formal wear.