Call me old fashioned, but every time I think of Marilyn Monroe’s famous quote, “Give a girl the right pair of shoes and she can conquer the world,” I can’t help but think that this rule might apply to other accessories as well. Case in point: handbags. Trends may come and go (Birkenstocks, anyone?), but every Fashionista/o could use a little structure in their wardrobes every now and then. If you ever find yourself struggling to decide what to wear (guilty as charged), the answer to solving your sartorial slump can be as simple as the addition of an incredible handbag. When it comes to selecting the proper purse, in my eyes quality reigns supreme. Saving up for those oh so perfect pieces (Céline, Chanel!) will provide you with a closet you’re proud of, which will surely stand the test of time.
Strolling through town, I caught this Fashionista showcasing the latest object of her affection: the most coveted Alexander Wang satchel there is! When getting use out of a statement bag, keeping your ensemble on the more minimalistic side of the spectrum is key. In order to emulate this Fashionista’s chic low-key vibes, take the plunge and invest in the handbag of your dreams (currently saving for a Chanel backpack). This cross-body is to die for and this carry-all satchel would be perfect as well. If you’re anything like me and saving is a hard thing to do, this is a great option as well. With the final addition of a solid playsuit and your favorite pair of sunnies, looking incredibly chic will be as simple as the purse on your arm!
How To: When it comes to sporting the handbag of your dreams, it’s safe to say looking aesthetically pleasing is a lot simpler than it seems. Amp up your typical ensemble of a T-shirt and cutt-offs with a statement-making bag! With your most coveted purchase on your arm, keep the rest of your look easy and breezy for a fresh take on minimalism.