Slouchy or Structured: What’s Your Fall Handbag Style?

No matter what your budget, buying a new fall handbag should always be treated as an investment. A great bag can transform an outfit with a quick sling over the shoulder—so it’s definitely something worth true consideration. In theory, there are two kinds of bag personalities in the world: the slouchy and the structured. I have to admit, however, I think I have both types living within myself on occasion, so it’s hard to choose a favorite.

bag-style

I love a great slouchy bag because it’s the easiest thing in the world but can still look beautiful. Opt for a variation on a buttery leather tote to hold everything but still look pulled together. I never have to think about what I’m carrying or where I’m going when I’m using my slouchy bags — to the unsuspecting eye, my leather tote pulls together a casual-cool look, but I’m still able to pull things out of it in true Mary Poppins style!

The magic of a structured bag is its ability to instantly elevate anything you’re wearing. And looking back on a summer filled with jean shorts and white T-shirts, I definitely took full advantage of that power. Because I can never have enough good things to say about high-low dressing, I would liken a beautiful structured bag to a great pair of shoes or piece of jewelry: easy accessories that will transform your favorite outfit without much fuss. And how can you not love something as effortlessly elegant as that?

More from Maria Di Benedetti

Playboy’s Jimmy Jellinek Wants Female Readers

Playboy magazine has undergone a brand makeover intended to attract millennial female readers, Slate’s...
Read More

Leave a Reply