How to find the perfect bag?

finding the perfect handbagGuest blog written by Mieke Krijgsman, Smart Styling

We all love a good handbag. It’s in our genes!

Handbags are your wardrobe and outfit necessities. They complete your look, add a fashion statement and they’re practical.

Handbags are also a huge part of our every day lives, so making sure you select the right type for your lifestyle and personal style is crucial. A handbag is a great accessory to help express your individuality and style.

Here are some tips to take in consideration when looking for a new handbag;

  • Ask yourself some questions – what am I going to carry in it? Do I like a hand or shoulder bag? Do I need it for work?
  • Look at your body scale – if you have a petite body frame, a large or oversized bag will overpower you and make you look even more petite. If you have a tall / larger body frame, a small handbag will look out of proportion and make you look larger.
  • Think about compartments, size and how long you will be holding or wearing the handbag.
  • Buy the best quality you can afford for durability.
  • Have a look at closures, some styles offer more security than others. A wide opening makes it easier for you to find things and put things in.

What you really need in your wardrobe is a large weekender bag, an everyday handbag and an evening bag for nights out and you’re sorted! You don’t need 20 different hand bags – it’s such a waste and you’ll find you only use 1 or 2 all the time anyway.

Neutrals go a long way and will match a lot of outfits but making a statement with a bag can really lift your outfit to the next level.

Here are some great bags for women that are on the go, need to fit in paperwork or even some products to show at a meeting.

the perfect bag 1. Zara leather tote $190

2. Diana Ferrari handbag $90

3. Marcs revendable shopper $129

4. Strandbags cross over bag $111

5. Wayne Cooper structured tote $199

6. Leona Edminston large tote $139

7. Dome tote David Jones $130

8. Sashay many pouch tote $ 110

9. David Lawrence bowler bag $ 299


Don’t forget to regularly remove unnecessary items that weigh your handbag down to look after your neck and shoulders!

I hope you enjoyed this blog. If you have any questions about anything style related, please feel free to drop me a line!

Mieke xx


finding the perfect handbagMieke Krijgsman, Personal Stylist

Mieke Krijgsman is a Personal Stylist, her business Smart Styling provides styling tips for Mum-preneurs! “I love helping women find their own unique style. I’m a firm believer that dressing and shopping should be fun.”


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5 Responses to How to find the perfect bag?

  1. Michelle says:

    These bags look so cool, and they fit to anything! I am slightly envious – my bulky, tatty and plastic looking bag needs replacing

  2. montunas says:

    Thanks for sharing such amazing info

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  4. katie says:

    Hi Mieke,
    Thank you very much for sharing the great variety of bags.Bags images with price range helped me a lot to choose it.Keep it up!

  5. Aniya says:

    Thanks for your thoughtful post. I agree with you Handbags are very essential part of our daily lives. A woman can’t go outside of home without is unthinkable. Some days ago I bought a handbag which is so nice .I like cross over handbag I think it’s perfect for me.i always try to buy best quality but affordable and durable.

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