Investing in a designer handbag is one of the wisest wardrobe decisions you’ll ever make. A lust-worthy piece of arm candy will instantly elevate any outfit, whether you’re dressing up for a formal occasion or simply doing the school run. Unlike those unflattering jeans you wish you hadn’t bought, or last season’s dress you’re already bored of, the designer handbag is a timeless classic to wear again and again.
While many fashion trends come and go, a well-chosen designer accessory really will last a lifetime. Even so, to get the most out of your investment it’s important to switch up your looks from time to time. So if you’re looking for some style inspo and top tips to rework your favourite designer bag, we’ve got you covered:
Cool and casual
For an understated, off-duty look, pair your bag with a casual t-shirt or sweater and your favourite pair of jeans. Don’t be afraid to mix and match designer with high street as your bag will be the focal point of your outfit. Wear with sneakers if you’re running around town and upgrade to a pair of heels for a quick day-to-night outfit change. Finish off with your go-to jewellery.
Opt for neutral tones
Unless you’ve opted for a bold and bright statement piece, the chances are your neutral-toned handbag will work perfectly with most colours. From beige to dark brown and everything in between, these colours will complement your bag without upstaging it. During summer, opt for a light beige mac and during the colder months think camel-coloured coats. Just remember one important detail – sunglasses are compulsory.
Match your accessories
Once you’ve found your go-to bag, look for accessories to match. If you’re not sure where to start, a chic pair of sunglasses, statement belt and pair of leather boots will instantly elevate your style. If your handbag has extra detail such as a studded strap or a gold buckle, find jewellery to match.
Dress it up
While you’ll want to make the most of your designer bag by styling it into everyday looks, don’t forget to dress it up occasionally. After all, you’ve spent your hard-earned money, so why not show it off? For a maxi dress or evening wear try and match your shoes to your bag if it’s a cross-body or clutch. Alternatively, shoulder bags and satchels look great with a sharp suit.
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