STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: The Chic Mini

A handbag or a purse is essential in one’s daily look. Not only are they necessary for holding wallets and basic necessities, but they also function as an accessory that can add awesome detail to any outfit.

Miniature bags are a chic version of the average handbag. They are an unexpected twist to an everyday outfit because of the size; however, this simplicity can be very cool! You can pair mini bags in a variety of different ways! From a simple turtleneck with skinny jeans and Chelsea boots to a flirty skater skirt with a blouse, these purses are extremely versatile and can be worn in a variety of different ways without looking too similar from outfit to outfit.

This Fashionista was caught walking home from a day on the Lawn with friends over the weekend. Her all-black outfit with a ribbed cropped sweater and long black duster trench, paired with dark gray denim skinnies and simple Chelsea boots, exuded confidence and a fashionable style that anyone would be jealous of! The best feature of her outfit, however, was her mini bag, which she held at the handle. This detail definitely differentiated her all-black ensemble from the average UVA student across grounds. The funny thing is, her mini bag was actually a cross-body, which she took off the straps from. Mini bags are not only a versatile bag style wise, but can definitely be created from simple cross-body purses!

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “Mini bags are the go-to accessory this winter season transitioning into spring. They can add a simple yet chic touch to any look!”