From daytime chic to night time glamour
Logo (Courtesy of marc b.)
Getting the right handbag, a necessary item of every woman’s life, is not always an easy task. When shopping for a new bag this season, you should consider a couple of things: functionality, style, and something that many women tend to forget about - your body type. Not every handbag is ideal for every woman.
Being tall and thin allows you to carry almost any style. A slouchy, rounded bag will be great to compliment your look. If you are on the heavier side, choose a handbag that is long and sleek or tall and rectangular. You should avoid bags that are too small, as they will look lost against your figure. The rounder your figure, the more structured your handbag needs to be. And remember: the size of your handbag should always be in proportion to your figure.
If you are splurging on an expensive bag, pick one that goes well with many items in your wardrobe so you will be able to wear it often. If you prefer to buy several inexpensive pieces, choose one classic everyday bag in black, brown or grey. Then, experiment with fun, unique styles and colours for your other bags. This season you should invest in at least one pastel bag: mint, baby blue or powder pink.
Inspiration - All Shades of Blue
To make your choice easier, I selected two trendy handbags from the rising UK retailer marc b. - one for the day and one for the night out. I took inspiration from the latest catwalk trends and chose the bags that combine the hottest looks with timeless elegance. I also tried to find items that are practical as for me real style comes with comfort.
#1 - Day Look
Kate Cloud Blue (Photo courtesy of marc b.)
Kate by marc b. is a must-have fashion accessory. It comes from their latest collection and features one of the hottest colours of this season - pastel blue. It has three compartments with a zippered inner pocket in the main compartment. The animal print lining makes it really pleasant to use. Have you noticed a cute gold heart charm attached to the bag?
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Listed above are all the small details that I find really important. They make this handbag one of my favourite items in my Spring/Summer 2013 wardrobe.
Inspiration - Black
Photos courtesy of F.Bosch, Getty Images, Imgend. H.Greer, Zac Posen, Givenchy
For the evening, I chose a classic black handbag that is easy to match with a variety of clothes. Stunning gold details add a touch of chic and glamour.
This Chanel inspired bag is not only stylish but also very practical. It has a perfect size to fit my Canon 1000D camera inside! So now when I attend fashion events I don't need to take my huge camera bag with me, but I can carry this small trendy handbag instead. Brilliant! :)
#2 - Evening Look
Knightsbridge Black (Photo courtesy of marc b.)
And for all those who are curious how these bags compose with my wardrobe, I will be posting some personal photos soon! In the meantime, have a look at the competition below.
MARC B. COMPETITION
Win a £55 shopping voucher from marc b.!
Photos courtesy of marc b.
Together with marc b. Fashion Studio Magazine prepared a special offer for our UK-based readers. One of those fabulous handbags could be yours! All you need to do is follow three simple steps.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE:
1. 'Like' marc b. on Facebook.
2. Visit marc b. website and choose your favourite handbag.
3. Leave a comment and a link to your selected product below this article.
Please don't forget to include your email! (example: anna [at] yahoo.com)
Open to UK readers only. The winner will be contacted by email. Prize value in Pound Sterling (GBP) excluding delivery. Not valid with other promotions or items that are already on sale. Closing date: 22 May 2013
Don't forget to join marc b. newsletter (on the bottom of their main page) and Facebook for more competitions and offers.
*Special thank you to marc b. for organising this fabulous competition for Fashion Studio Magazine readers.