today’s sunday brief is THE most requested blog post bar none. can you guess what it is? that’s right. everyone has been asking about handbags. since i am a big believer that style doesn’t have budget barriers we will take a look at handbag shapes instead of specific luxury handbags. once you have a good sense of the iconic handbag styles you will be able to pick a handbag that fits your lifestyle and price point. and maybe put on your wishlist as the holiday season is almost upon us.
are you ready to take a look? let’s go!
backpack – ideal for travel a backpack similar here, here, and here is secured with two straps that go over your shoulders. sometimes, i just slip one strap over and call it a day.
bowler – this rounded design is also called a dr. bag similar here, here, and here. but it is inspired by the shape of bags used to carry bowling balls.
bucket bag – typically has a long strap with a round or oval bottom. drawstring or zipper. can be carried to work or on the weekend. similar here, here, and here.
clutch – a small handheld bag that glams up any outfit. similar here, here, and here.
crossbody – long strap that hangs off your shoulder and crosses your body. similar here, here, and here. perfect for hands-free activities.
hobo – perfect casual daytime handbag with a crescent shape that’s slouchy. similar here, here, and here.
minaudiere – small metal evening bag adorned with jewels or beads. the most elegant of evening bags that come with a high price tag. similar here, here, and here.
pouch – a simple handbag that closes with a zipper. similar here, here, and here.
saddle –design based on the bags attached to the saddle of a horse similar. typically a casual handbag that’s perfect for the weekend. similar here, here, and here.
tote –large open-topped bag with two handles. perfect for travel or a shopping expedition. similar here, here, and here.
wristlet – love this little handbag that has a strap that can be worn around the wrist. similar here, here, and here. love this one for cocktail parties.
statement – structured handbag with a short strap and long removable strap. dress this handbag up for the work week or down for the weekend. but it is the quintessential office handbag. similar here, here, and here.