When buying a handbag, make sure you follow our helpful tips 

Did you know that a handbag is the best accessory to complete your outfit? Not only that, a handbag is the most functional item you can have, after all, it is the carrier of all our essentials. This is why we have come up with ways for you to manage the clutter and actually enjoy using your bag.

Next time you buy a handbag consider these 6 helpful tips!

  1. Keep It Light

Yes, your handbag is quite big but that doesn’t mean you have to stuff it with everything under the sun. You may be wondering why, well it’s really simple, because you use one shoulder or arm to carry your bag, the unbalanced weight can cause a variety of muscle and joint discomfort. Remember your handbag is there to carry your accessories; it shouldn’t be like your book bag.

  1. Clean It Up

Take a moment and look at the bottom of your handbag, if it’s clean, great! If you don’t clean your handbag regularly, it can get a little gross. Use an alcohol wipe to clean it out at least once a week and wipe down all the other goods inside your bag.

  1. Consider Seasonal Changes

We all have that one bag that we love dearly, but whatever you do, just don’t carry the same handbag all year. Remember that every season comes with its own trends, so keep it trendy and update your collections either seasonally or twice a year.

  1. Have A Rainbow Collection

Go for versatile colours, if your bag has more than one colour, it can keep your from changing into another outfit that will go with your handbag. My favourite colours are black, grey, brown, nude and caramel and they can go with just about anything, not everything but you get the idea, I hope.

  1. Be Strap Smart

Inspect the strap to see how secure it is. Ask yourself these questions, is it too short, too thin, or too long? Your strap will influence how you carry your handbag and how functional it can be.

  1. Material Is Important

Is your purse weather friendly? Look for high quality material that can’t be damaged by water or snow, this is important especially if you live in a cold or damp climate. There are certain cloth materials that won’t last over time, so be smart when selecting material.

Don’t buy a handbag just because of its name and popularity, rather go for a style that suits you, and boosts your confidence!

 

By Thina Mthembu

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