When it comes to finding the perfect handbag, it can be a real challenge, since many bags are made to look special and to serve specific purposes. Is it even possible to find a purse which you can wear just about anywhere?
Qualities of an “Anywhere” Bag
The most important purpose of a handbag, of course, is to fit in all of your essentials in one place. Whether it has multiple pockets or is more like a tote with a single zipper, an “anywhere bag” is going to have to fit everything you carry on a daily basis.
Another thing that makes an all-purpose handbag work is its ability to match with your outfit wherever you will go. Some people make it a point to get handbags that match their daily wear and it makes an exciting mix-and-match exercise every morning. However, a single bag that fits all of your outfits, in a neutral color and material, can often handle all of those duties.
When looking for an everyday bag that you can wear just about anywhere, a lightweight one with good material that will last long is better than a satchel with shorter handles. You may want to go with a cross body style for ease of movement.
One more thing you may want to consider is a handbag that fits your body type the most. A good handbag not only makes your outfit, but makes your body look good too. A handbag that flatters your body type can help accentuate your outfit as a whole. Shorter women should go for smaller purses because the larger ones can make them appear smaller. Taller women, on the other hand, should go with larger handbags because they will look “outsized” when carrying smaller bags.
One more factor that can affect how a handbag looks like is its shape and how it works on your body type. Rectangular handbags look great on short women and round handbags look amazing on taller women. If you want your body to look longer and more slender then you should go for longer straps; shorter straps help enhance the bust. Handbags that hang to mid-torso often look good on any body type.
Not every bag will fit for every single occasion; you will never find a bag that works both at the beach and at a fancy dinner party. However, a little foresight when shopping can help you find an everyday bag that will serve you well on most occasions.