For an effortlessly glamorous look, treat yourself to a slouchy handbag this spring (or Autumn for our Goddesses in the southern hemisphere.) But be carefully – slouch bags can look very UNglamorous if you buy the wrong one.
Here is a shopping guide with some tips:
- Look for a bag that has an interesting but understated texture – like faux snakeskin, which has a bit of a shimmer to it.
- Avoid bling adornments. Too much is too much. I sparkly item attached to the bag – YOU – is enough!
- Go for a shorter shoulder strap so the bag rests right under your arm and close to your side, when you’re carrying it. That looks far more elegant than swinging a monster sack around your back.
You can usually find one that’s just right in the high-end designer bag section. But for a quick and well-priced alternative, you can always go to Debenham’s or similar department store. I’ve gotten a couple of stunning bags from there in the last year.
The picture you see here is a good example from their website. It looks simple, even TOO simple, but dress to the nine’s, wear a couple of pieces of bold jewellery and this bag will tie all together, in understated but very noticeable luxury!