As the weather turns colder we're all thinking about two things: warming ourselves and heating up our wardrobes! The easiest way to do that is to accessorize. The right handbag can update any outfit, transforming it into a statement for the season.
So what characterizes a winter handbag? With so many shapes, styles, and shades available, it can be confusing for budding fashionistas! But by following a few simple rules, you can always stay in vogue when the cool weather comes.
Monochromatic tones and rich deep colors are must-haves in winter. The old standbys of black, white, and any shade of gray are so easy to coordinate with any outfit. But don't be afraid to be daring. Exploring tones is the best way to stand out in the crowd. Purple, moss green, and burgundy can add a pop of color to your winter look.
For many of us winter weather means one thing: wool. It's luxuriously soft and timelessly elegant. We don't see a lot of wool bags in the warmer months, but winter is their time to shine. But before you rush out to get that gorgeous angora handbag you've had your eye on, stop to consider your lifestyle.
Winter typically brings dreary, stormy days. If you're likely to get stuck in a downpour, that woolen purse is going to look bedraggled before the season's through. Water resistant and waterproof fabrics like canvas, vinyl, and treated leathers are ideal for everyday winter handbags.
Winter purses are available in a range of styles, so it's important to consider your own lifestyle. Do you like to travel light, or do you tend to carry papers to the office and an umbrella to any outing? There's no sense spending money on the latest "it" bag, only to find it doesn't work for you. If you need space to spare, consider a tote or a messenger bag. If you don't want to be weighed down, a cute east-west purse or clutch could be just the thing.
Here's a selection of some of this season's must have handbags!
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- Click here to see the Triple 5 Soul winter tote at Amazon
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