Accessories: Does Your Handbag Have to Match Your Outfit?

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For most of us, our handbags are more than just an accessory. Along with adding some style, these are also a lifesaver when it comes to accommodating all the items we need on a daily basis. A good handbag can make you stand out in a crowd. But the question is, does it have to match with your outfit? In most cases, yes. And the best part is that it isn’t as difficult as it might seem.

Let us share with you three handy tips that would help you match your handbag with your attire perfectly, every time.

1. Keep the Occasion in Mind

It would be best if you kept the occasion in mind while choosing a handbag. A particular bag may look perfect for a wedding, but not at the workplace, even if it matches the color of your outfit. For example, you can’t pair high-end JUJU & CO leather bags with your gym attire, but they would be perfect for a night out or a dinner date.

The trick here is to remember to match large bags with casual clothes and smaller ones with more formal attire. Oversized or sporty bags are perfect for shopping or a day out with friends. For special occasions like parties and weddings, try pairing your outfit with an elegant clutch or a miniature bag.

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2. Pair Contrasting Colors

While matching the color of the handbag with accessories like shoes and belts is quite common, it’s not the only option you have. Instead of playing it safe, you can also try to coordinate the colors of your outfit and handbag to make a style statement.

The first thing to do here is to identify the colors that go well with each other. Play around with contrasting colors to add a fun element to your look, but don’t go overboard with experimentation. If you are wearing a multi-colored dress, it’s best to stick with single-color handbags. For monochrome outfits, you can experiment with a printed bag to bring out your stylish side. And if in doubt, go for neutral shades like black or white – these work well with almost everything!

While you can pair the same colors, too, it’s best to play around with the shades. For example, if you are wearing a dark blue dress, pair it with shoes and handbags in a lighter shade to maintain the balance.

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3. Pay Attention to Your Body Shape

Just like your clothes, your handbag also needs to suit your body shape. Several styles of handbags are more suitable for a particular body type, so make sure you do your research before shopping for one.

For example, long and slim bags will look great if you are curvy. But stay away from big box-shaped bags. For people with a more petite figure, medium-sized or cross-body bags are a good choice.

So there you have it — our top three tips to help you match your handbag with your outfit perfectly. Implement these to step out in style.


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