How to choose a bag for every day for a woman?
Therefore, 95% of women aged 15 to 75 are guided by:
- Spaciousness. Few people leave the house, taking only a wallet, phone, keys. We are used to taking with us a lot more items, they all have to fit in a purse.
- Dimensions. At the same time, it should be as compact as possible: we, first of all, remain women, in whom any attribute should be small and elegant.
- At the cost. Of course, saving on a bag is the wrong decision. But you are unlikely to want to give a monthly salary for an everyday thing: there are many other equally interesting and necessary ladies’ weaknesses that also require costs.
- Universal form-coloring. It is very troublesome to shift the contents every time you pick up your wardrobe in the morning or decide to run home to change at lunchtime, because in the evening after work you go on a date is very troublesome.
- Durability and reliability. Although no one plans such a purchase for several seasons at once, none of us will be happy with a shoulder strap torn at the most inopportune moment, jammed zippers or frayed handles.
Just don’t come with this list to the nearest store, bringing down all these requirements on the seller, wanting to choose the best option. And if so, then you need to choose yourself. And it is better to do it not live, but in front of the monitor. The variety of options, if there is no commitment to a particular manufacturer, will frighten even an experienced shopping lover.
The most common shape, and sales figures confirm this, is a rectangle. At the same time, vertical or, conversely, with a horizontal orientation — it does not matter: the number of models is about 50 to 50. But the shape is always classic: no backpacks, shoppers or bags-bags are suitable for the everyday role. An exception is if you prefer the appropriate style of clothing, and the environment allows deviations from the classic canons for the main bag.
The second, no less important component is its rigidity. Dense sidewalls not only protect the contents (this is especially important for those traveling by public transport during rush hours), but this attribute also looks more solid. Even if the model cost quite ridiculous money. Just don’t buy a box bag: it’s the day before yesterday.
Finally, the third component, which allows you to make the only right choice — pay attention to the rounding of the corners: it should not be at all or the minimum is acceptable. The solution not only “eats up” the usable volume, it also looks too playful. Although this feature is not in the trend of this season, there are many similar models in the assortment of even the most famous manufacturers.
And of course, completely exotic options, such as a completely round, triangular or book bag, are not suitable for the role of an everyday bag. Leave them on the way out or for a more appropriate occasion.
The classic solution, which our grandmothers still adhered to, is a white handbag for the summer, a black one for the cold season. Even many eminent fashion designers allow this rule to be relaxed only in favor of beige and gray shades. And that’s not all.
But many rightly consider such a meager choice a relic of the past, preferring to significantly expand the color range suitable for the main handbag. Therefore, if you are not 55+, and the status and position do not oblige you to adhere to strict norms and rules, be sure to take a closer look at the options:
- brown: from the lightest to the tone of dark chocolate;
- blue: soft blue for the summer and dark for the cold season;
- light shades of pink or pistachio;
- muted red, burgundy, even dirty purple;
- the lightest or, conversely, the darkest shades of green;
- while for very young ladies, the rule that the main bag should be plain can be neglected: the realization of fantasies is not limited by anything.
Otherwise, there is only one recommendation: avoid bright, flashy colors, and everything will be harmonious and appropriate.
Capacity and dimensions
No one will argue with the fact that an everyday bag should be big on the inside — small on the outside. And how small? Giving a single recommendation to fragile girls, whose height is sixty meters in heels, and tall, large young ladies will not work. A large bag in the hands of the first will look as ridiculous and funny as a tiny reticule on the shoulder of the second. Therefore, adhere to the golden rule: height divided by 4. This is not just a border, after which the choice will look grotesque and even aggressive, but the “golden mean”. Therefore, stores where the description of the model you like indicate its dimensions are definitely a plus.
However, the model for every day is primarily interesting not for its size, but for its content. Ultimately, this is not an uncomfortable evening dress that you can endure for several hours, but a thing that you will use every day. Therefore, in a daily handbag must be:
- comfortable handles: even if you are sitting in the office or driving a car;
- shoulder strap: it may not be in only one option — the selected model has long handles;
- comfortable, but at the same time reliable external zipper is unrivaled;
- several compartments: no one needs “porridge” from the contents;
- internal pockets, including those fastened with a zipper;
- finally, do not choose the option with “close-fitting” sizes, even if you really liked it: as you know, appetite comes with eating.
Plus, what exactly do you think is still necessary for the everyday model: first of all, the content is important, and not how it looks.
The characteristic deserves special attention, whether a laptop fits in it or not, and whether there is a separate pocket for it, since the work of many ladies is inseparably linked with this technique. Few people want to take a briefcase separately. Similarly, if you need to carry a folder with paper documents: an anachronism, of course, but in the foreseeable future it will not be possible to completely abandon it.
Leather: natural or with the prefix «eco». Suede handbags are suitable for going out, and textile options of all colors, textures, and densities can be considered in the application only for young girls. Those who go to school with the same handbag, carrying textbook notes in it, and to teen events or romantic dates.
Exceptions to this rule are especially dense fabric or leather-like material. As an option, where it is combined with the skin. But since there are only a few really successful models, it’s not worth looking seriously. Unless an interesting option randomly turns up.
It is they, so imperceptible and insignificant at first glance, that make the daily bag a real BAG. The one that pleasantly surprises not only its owner, but also everyone who observes her choice.
- Texture. Smooth, lacquered models, as well as those where the relief will be quite insignificant, make up about 80%. Whereas the remaining fifth part accounts for all the other bags, one way or another suitable for the role of everyday ones.
- Lining. We remember about it last, but in vain, since the very purpose — the basic bag — involves intensive use. Saving today is guaranteed to turn into the fact that you will have to throw out an almost new handbag, and start all over again.
In addition, it is the lining that colleagues will see if you begin to get the contents from the bowels of the bag. Therefore, if you look great, dress with a needle, buy only the best accessories, then your purse itself should also be in perfect order.
- Picture. You should definitely refuse it: leave this option for beach or weekend models. Everyday, on the contrary, should be invisible, and not attract everyone’s attention.
- Accessories. Few people think about it, believing that in the manufacture of a high-quality bag, the manufacturer could not use low-grade accessories. And then it turns out that the zipper fell apart before even a month, and the rings on the shoulder strap were purely decorative and could not withstand even the minimum load. The most effective option is to find and read reviews about the brand and the model you like directly.
Avoid poisonous gold elements, as well as logo-names of famous couturiers in the fashion world (unless you buy a real one, of course). It all looks cheap, clumsy and tasteless, like a fake from the collapse near the metro station.
Finally, not only the quality of workmanship, the accessories used are important, but also how the bag is sewn. Needless to say, the cut, all the seams, the quality of the gluing of individual elements should be only 5 points. At the same time, the reference quality is not necessarily inherent only in expensive, fashion models. To date, there are many brands offering decent products at quite affordable prices.
- Decorative elements. Feather and fur pompoms, key chains, pendants, rhinestones: the list is endless. But if you can just take them off and leave them at home, then the design elements threaten to become an unsolvable problem. Therefore, if you are not sure of your own taste, choose the option without them — you will definitely not be mistaken.
- Print. The most popular, under the skin of a snake or reptile, continues this season. Really, he is out of time, out of fashion: most famous designers will confirm this. They use exactly these drawings for their collections.
Less popular are drawings under the skin of a leopard, zebra, giraffe or jaguar. But they are also used with enviable regularity. And all because they allow even such an essentially boring thing as a rectangular handbag with a minimum of external elements to achieve the main thing — to look just great. So, such a utilitarian object will become a bold point in the holistic image of a woman. And yet everything is at hand.
Therefore, if we summarize under this article, then the everyday bag will be:
- medium-sized rectangular shape with straight or slightly rounded corners;
- natural/artificial leather;
- with comfortable handles and shoulder strap;
- pockets inside, preferably one or two outside;
- plain, classic white / black or other discreet, not bright colors;
- with a minimum of decorative elements or without them at all;
- quality fittings;
If you take into account all these recommendations and restrictions when choosing, you can get a really cool bag suitable for everyday use.
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