How to Choose the Best Handbag for Everyday Use

Sometimes it doesn't really matter how enthusiastic or passionate you are about shopping. When it comes to making the right choice for your day-to-day accessories, you need to have a rational thinking. Choosing and buying a handbag for everyday use must fall into that rational decision model. It might turn out to be quite simple!

Utility and comfort

The first thing you have to bear in mind when choosing your everyday bag is its utility. Will I need it for work, for college or school? Do I have a lot of things to carry in it? Hence, the most important aspects when making this decision are the amount of items you need to place in it on a daily basis and, of course, where you are going at.

The utility and comfort are essential when choosing the bag's type. You'll be able to understand your needs, what's your 'comfort zone' and therefore you'll be happy with the decision for a long time.

For instance, a crossbody bag will help you maintain a straight position when walking, rather than a shoulder bag. A briefcase with small handles is desirable when you have a lot of files or folders to carry. Totes and hobo bags could also be a great option for work, for travel or even for leisure time.

The Bag's Size and Your Body-shape

Making the right bag buy also means adapting its size to your own height or body shape. Have you ever seen really small girls with extra-large bags? That's what I'm talking about. You have to choose a pick depending upon these facts. The most advantageous are the tall women; they can choose pretty much whatever.


But if you're like me, let's say rather medium to short, you might just want to choose a handbag that goes above your waist. This way, it won't make you seem over-stuffed. Also, a handbag with smaller handles would be suitable if you are a plum-shaped woman; otherwise, you may look unevenly fat. If you are a thin lady, you'll need a bag that isn't too big, just as in the case of short women.

The Bag's Color and Your outfit

This step is both simple and tricky. I'd tell you to go with dark tones or one-color bags: black is still the most popular color and matches basically everything; brown is also a right choice, but you need to be careful when choosing the right tone.

Another great option would be grey, from light to dark, it really doesn't matter. But what's more important is to take a quick look into your closet. What do you see? Is it colorful? Do you find more office outfits than casual? No matter the occasion, the bag is chosen only after you've made your outfit pick.


When it comes for an everyday bag, quality comes first. Look for strong or thick materials such as leather or canvas to ensure whether it's appropriate or not to your needs. You may also want to check the lining: leather, nylon, vinyl or even wool are the best picks when it comes to durability.


Whether you choose the bag for yourself or for your friend, remember there are aspects you don't want to miss. I've only pointed out the most important ones, but depending upon them you could easily buy the bag that also fits your personality and style.

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That's pretty much the same thing.