It’s easy to get in the habit of wearing the same handbag everyday. And sometimes — after changing our outfit 5 times —we’re in such a rush that it’s the last thing we think to grab as we’re running out the door. However, does that handbag we’re grabbing really go with our outfit? We’ve put together a few quick, easy tips to help you pair the right handbag with your outfit for every occasion!
When you’re deciding which bag to pair with your outfit, keep in mind the occasion, how much you need to bring with you, and the colors and textures in your outfit. That means you probably don’t want to wear a clutch when you need to bring your laptop with you and no matter how cute that navy bag is, do not wear it with black!
When you’re headed to work, try pairing a satchel or tote bag with your outfit like Pippa Middleton. These bags look great with a blazer and have enough space to bring what you need for the day. Black is a great color choice for work because it’s easy to match and you won’t have to worry about it getting dirty on your commute!
Out to Lunch
If you’re going out to lunch and want to impress your friends, coworkers—or the cute waiter at the restaurant— take a cue from former Hills and Laguna Beach star, Lauren Conrad. Use your handbag to bring color into your outfit by matching it to your shoes, belt or another accessory that you want to highlight for a stylish, day time look.
Night Out With Friends
A mini satchel bag is the perfect bag for a night out with friends. Choose a color that matches your outfit—or if you’re feeling daring—try a bold color like Emmy Rossum’s bright yellow Kate Spade. Unlike a clutch, a mini satchel has a strap so you don’t have to worry about losing it, and it’s small enough that it won’t weigh you down when you’re on the dance floor.
On a Date
Whether you’re going out to dinner or a movie, a clutch is the perfect bag to bring on a date. It’s small and perfect for fitting a phone, lipgloss or anything else you’ll need for a quick touch up during the night. Choose a clutch with a bold color or pattern like Kim Kardashian that will compliment your outfit and impress your date with your sense of style!