Handbags and Fashion – What Should You Know

Fashion is not always about the clothes you wear; it is also about the accessories you choose. Handbags are one of the most fashion accessories for women today, next only to sunglasses. You will be surprised to know that the type of bag that you carry and the way you carry them tell the world a lot about your personality.

Different bags for different purposes

Gone are the days when you used to have one handbag for all occasions. If you want to keep up with the fashion trends of today, it is highly recommended that you invest in around 4 to 5 handbags. Out of these, make sure that one of them is a classic and expensive one (an elegant Italian leather handbag is a great choice!). The rest of the bags can be the colorful & affordable ones that you find in the local markets and malls.

Reserve your classic handbag only for special occasions or meetings, so that you can take good care of it. Also, when your clothes are in the same or contrasting shade as that of your handbag, you can create an impressive fashion statement. A truly fashionable woman is one who carries a stylish handbag that is neither too big nor too small.

They say a woman’s handbag is a treasure island! Therefore, when you buy a handbag, you should ensure that it is big enough to carry anything that you need (wallet, mobile, earphone, stationery, makeup items, tissues, etc.) but also compact enough that you can carry around easily. The way you carry your handbag stylishly with 100% confidence is what attracts other than the actual design of your handbag itself.

What kind of a person are you?

If you thought that carrying your handbag and rushing to office didn’t have any significance on your personality, you are mistaken. Kathlyn Hendricks, Ph.D., a famous author, talks about how we can learn a lot about a person by the way she carries her handbag. Here is a brief overview of your study:

  • When you carry your bag over one shoulder but hold on to the bag closely, it means you are quite serious about your freedom.
  • When you carry your bag over one shoulder but allow the bag to move freely on the side of your body, it means you are a very practical and functional person.
  • When you wear your handbag across your body with the bag hanging in front of your body, it means you are shy and defensive.
  • When you wear your handbag across your body with the bag hanging at the back of your body, it means you are very independent and free-spirited.
  • When you carry your handbag in the crook of your elbow, it means you love to display your status and position to others.
  • When you hold your handbag in your hands like a briefcase, it means you are a very career-oriented woman.


Aren’t you surprised to know that your handbag tells so much about your personality? It is now time to take these simple but powerful fashion accessories seriously and choose them properly so that you can exude your fashion sense wherever you go.

Source by Shalini M