Thursday, April 24, 2014

A Guide to the Perfect Purse

When searching for a handbag, one question always rears its head: "how do I choose?" With such a wide variety of options, it can seem almost impossible to decide. More often than not, there are a handful of options you have fallen in love with, all different in appearance, and you are incredibly torn as to which bag is the best selection. Well, fear no more because we have provided you a handy guidebook to aid in the decision making process. Answer these following questions and the bag of your dreams is bound to shine.
What is the purpose of the bag?
Are you looking for a fun, night-on-the-town, option that will only be worn once every so often or are you looking for the day-to-day bag that you can schlep throughout the busyness of your day with ease? Understanding the motive behind this purchase will serve will always help narrow down the wide variety of bags. Always picture the situation you are going to be using it in and choose accordingly. The smarter you choose, the longer the bag will last you!
Do I already have a bag similar to this?
Having multiples of items is not necessarily a bad thing, especially when it comes to items such as jackets, jeans, and basic shirts. However, when it comes to a handbag investment, the more unique the purchase the better it will be in the long run. If you continually purchase the same type of bag (color, texture, shape, size etc.) then you will lose the excitement of variety. If the bag you are contemplating looks like one you currently have in your arsenal, put it down and open your eyes to some new options. Widening your collection is not about the quantity of bags, but rather the quality.
Are you willing to go designer for this purchase?
Sometimes the price tag causes sticker shock and steers people away from something they really desire. This is completely understandable, but when shopping for a bag it is important to decide whether you are willing to pay a little extra for superior quality, that will in turn last twice as long. You get what you pay for either way you go, so before walking out of your front door be sure to understand how you want to invest your money.
Trendy or Timeless?
This is by far one of the most important questions to establish. Every season the styles and trends change. Sometimes the trends return to a simple and classic feel but can easily become a bit more extravagant and extreme. No choice is the wrong choice, but there is always a better one for you personally. It is vital to know your own personal style tendencies so that you can choose accordingly.
What styles draw your attention?
The final question to answer is based solely on visuals, what catches your attention? Are you drawn to more bags that are in a particular fabric or shape? Is there a specific detail that is really important to you like a long strap, outside pockets, metal accents, or having a zipper? All of these are very important to notice because that shows your taste. Don't shy away from your instincts, but like mentioned previously, you also must avoid repeating you purchases.
Answering these few questions not only makes the process of shopping smoother, but it also increases the likelihood of long-term satisfaction with that item. Growing a collection of handbags is a fun and easy way to change up any outfit and to add a little spice to your life. No matter which item you choose, be sure to maintain it with good ownership practices. The better care you take of your purse, the longer it lasts. Treat it as if it was a family heirloom that you would love to pass on to someone else in the future, this will ensure that you will take better care of it.