reference Create a Mixable Wardrobe On a Budget: Part 1 “The Starter Kit”
If you are a woman, it’s a given that you carry a handbag. There are many types of handbags. See 4 Essential Bags Every Woman Must Own to find out the four most popular bags and what purpose each one has. If you are looking for a basic handbag for your wardrobe, either a Nude, Brown or Black bag are great to own. Buying a handbag on a budget can get a little tricky, as there are more options in color, style and brand. The handbags I own range in price from $30 to $300. If you have some money to invest in a well-made handbag that will last years, I recommend buying a designer one, such as Kate Spade, Rebecca Minkoff, Tory Burch or Michael Kors. If you are just starting to build your wardrobe and have a limited amount of money to spend, then start on the lower price range. For this accessory I will show you “Starter” ($50 or less), “Mid-Range” ($51-$150) and “High-Range” handbags ($151-$400).
“High-Range” ($151-$400) Handbags
- Same Color Accessories: To make an outfit come together, wear the same color accessories. Examples: brown bag and brown boots; nude heels and nude bag; black flats and black belt.
- One Neutral & Either One Color or Printed Accessory: To make a otherwise plain outfit (black pants and white top) interesting, wear a leopard belt and black flats; or, a brightly-colored bag and nude heels; or, leopard heels and nude bag.
- Matching Hardware: To give your outfit a polished look, wear accessories with the same hardware. Examples: gold statement necklace, black belt with gold hardware and bag with gold hardware; or, silver statement necklace and black crossbody bag with silver metal straps.
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