Handbags are the one thing that women just cannot get enough of. Even when the closet is crowded with a copious number of bags, none seem to fit the pub party, or shopping expedition you have in mind.
Alas, it often happens that we tend to buy more and more of the same styles of handbags. This is exactly why handbag aficionados advise women to make a conscious attempt to build a varied collection of handbags that features at least one piece of each of the following styles
Shoulder Bag – This classic and versatile bag that is carried on the shoulder never seems to go out style. This can be a daily bag or used for formal occasions depending on the look.
Satchel – The defining feature of this bag is its structured design and flat bottom. It has a top closure and handle for carrying by the fingers. It comes in varying sizes but always manages to look sleek and professional. ‘Doctor bags’ are another variant in this style.
Hobo – This is usually a small purse that is carried on the shoulder. It has a slouchy posture that gets scooped in the center. There is only one compartment with a closure at the top. It has a slightly bohemian look.
Baguette – This is another small bag that is longer in its width than its height, thus giving it its name. The handle can be carried on the arm or shoulder and both look quite smart.
Tote – This is a big bag with an open top and two handles. It is large enough to haul all the personal belongings you need and then some around. It can even fit a jacket or laptop. It is primarily a casual bag best used when going shopping.
Cross-body – As the name goes, this bag is worn across the body and leaves the hands free. It is compact in size and has a long belt or chain that can be easily adjusted to suit your frame. It looks chic and affords you great freedom as well. Various options such as sling bags and messenger bags are available in cross body styles.
Bucket Bag – This bag is tall, has a round bottom, and a drawstring closure on top. It is quite roomy on the inside. The strap is long, yet not convenient for carrying it cross body.
Clutch – This is primarily an evening bag that is held in the hand itself. The purse is usually embellished with stones or embroidery to make it look elegant. The size is just enough to hold a few currency notes, a mobile phone, some cosmetics, or keys.
Wristlet – This is a variant in the evening clutch. It features a strap on the side which allows the purse to be dangled from the wrist.
Wallet – Akin to a men’s wallet, this purse is small and used to carry money, cards and other small items.