Tuesday, June 12, 2012

The Basic Handbags Every Woman Needs

If you've ever gotten dressed and all of a sudden realized that you didn't have an appropriate handbag to match your outfit- this post is for you.  Women often shop for clothes without considering exactly how they'll be worn.  This creates problems when you realize your outfit is missing one critical piece.  Don't ruin a perfect look with an awkwardly paired handbag.  Instead, know which events you will inevitably attend, and plan accordingly so you're always prepared to look fabulous.  I have narrowed it down to 6 essential handbags every woman needs in her closet:

1. Daytime Clutch

Great for weekend outings where you don't want to bring a big bag: lunch, brunch, shopping, hanging out with friends etc.  I like this clutch because a) the vanilla color will match practically everything in your closet and b) the delicate cutouts make the clutch a little more special, so you could even get away with wearing it to a dressy daytime event like a baby shower, religious gathering or date.

2. Beach/Pool Bag
Everyone needs a beach or pool bag in their closet.  Even those in cold climates go on vacation once in awhile!  For under $20, this is a cute and economical bet!

3. Daytime Casual Tote/Carry-all
For when you need to carry stuff on casual days.  These are great for grocery shopping and casual errands. 

I already proclaimed my love for this one here.

4. Work Bag
A decent-sized work satchel is a must for the working woman.  It should be large enough to carry files, a laptop or portfolio (whichever is biggest in your case.)  If you have to pick one, I like a cream shade because it works with both black and brown ensembles.  

This would also be quite versatile given the colors and size.

5. Satin Evening Clutch
Invest in a satin evening clutch.  You'll be glad you did the next time you need to attend a cocktail-attire event!

Consider choosing a bold color if it coordinates with your existing evening wear.

6. Metallic Clutch for Fun, Casual Nights Out (Concerts, Bars, etc.)
It's good to have a metallic or sequin clutch in your wardrobe.  It's one of those pieces you'll find yourself reaching for year round for nights out.

Love this one- too cute!

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