Just like diamonds, handbags can be a girl’s best friend. They can add a touch of class to any outfit and make you feel like a million dollars - without the hefty price tag.
Unlike shoes, a handbag won’t squeeze your toes or give you blisters. It will simply lend a touch of elegance to your outfit while keeping all your essential items in order. A quick poll in the office revealed that among the usual lipsticks and combs, ‘essential’ items include a tape measure, spare underwear and even a list of dance moves.
Pattern, colour and embellishment are essential this season with oversized bags for daytime and small clutches for the evening.
Bags are no longer simple accessories, designed to fade into the background.They are out to be noticed and can be the focus of a simple outfit.
Leather is the best option if you can afford it - around.
FLORAL FANTASY: Canvas handbag with metal handle and diamante encrusted clasp, £28 from Faith.
WILD AT HEART: Leather zebra print handbag, £49.99 from TK Maxx.
MAKE WAVES: Ruffle clutch bag, £30 from Aldo.
RED GLOW: Malika red shoulder bag by Suzy Smith at Bhs, £69.