Purse Buying 101

purses

Purses ((or pocketbooks as my family likes to call them)) are “my thing”.  I change my purse at least twice a month sometimes more.  I try my best to coordinate them with the seasons, my outfit, and what is in style.  I must do a pretty good job at it because I get quite a lot of compliments on my purses!  More than my outfits actually.  Haha.  Maybe I should be a purse blogger instead of a style blogger?  Is that even a thing?  😛  Since I’ve gotten pretty good at the purse selecting skill I thought I would share the knowledge with y’all as a guide for when you are in need of a new purse!  Pin the above collage to your Pinterest or Bloglovin’ saved posts and you can reference it when you are in the market for a new bag.

Below is why I suggest each bag and a photo of how I have previously styled it.

Structured satchel — Very professional style!  I like mine in a classic color like brown, black, or beige which ups the chic factor.

vest, work outfit, work layers, purple dress, how to wear it, how 2 wear it, nixon watch, booties, black tights, long bob, faux birkin, j crew earrings, gold jewelry, james avery ring, what to wear to work, old navy booties

Summer crossbody — most summer activities include being on-the-go and/or outdoor activities.  Crossbody’s are good for this so that you are hands free.  I like to go to Vera Bradley for my summer or vacation bags because nothing is cuter to this southern girl than a Vera Bradley paisley print!

summercrossbody

Hobo with tassels — TASSELS are IN this year!  Let me repeat, TASSELS are ON TREND in 2015!  Haha – but for real they are everywhere.  From clothes to bags to jewelry to shoes.  The list goes on and on.  I bought my hobo last year at TJ Maxx for under $40!

transitional outfit, old navy style, winter to spring, casual outfit, ootd, white jeans, how to wear it, what to wear, how 2 wear it, natural hair, wavy hair, fashion blog, fashion blogger, style influencer, gold jewelry, coral and grey

Brown & black — this probably goes without saying, but a black and brown bag will be a timeless piece for your wardrobe.  I say invest in this bag because black and brown bags are never going out of style.  Mark my words.

travel for work, traveling for work outfit, stripes, blazer, plane ride outfit, how 2 wear it, what to wear for work travel, work travel, mixing brown and black, winter work outfit, travel outfit

A pop of color — most of my purses are neutrals but it’s nice to have a bright colored bag to grab when I want to add a little color to a neutral outfit I’m wearing.  Kate Spade has the cutest bright and fun bags!

spring outfit, spring transitional outfit, spring accessories, spring colors, how to wear spring colors now, mint, bluch, how to wear mint outfits, pastels, what to wear for casual friday, black and white outfit, target style, how to wear a long tunic, spring wear, spring fashion, fashion blog for the everyday girl, nc stylist, everyday fashion, fashion blogger

Is anyone else a purse addict like me?  I would love to here any purse suggestions if y’all have some!  I could always use another to add to the “collection”!

Thanks for stopping by!

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    • Nothing wrong with being a purse fiend! (Or “bag hag” as my friends and I joke, ha.) A girl can never have too much options!

      -Ashley
      http://lestylorouge.com

    • I am also a “bag lady.” lol! I lOVE your satchel and I’m with you… Most of the time I stick with neutrals for my bags like camel or beige but I am also a fan of throwing in a pop of color with a Kate Spade or MK bag. They seem to have the best colors! 🙂