Handbag Essentials with Rue La La

Me? I have a small handbag addiction. This is why I was so excited to discover Rue La La’s amazing Handbag Style Guide. Rue La La is an online shopping destination for the most desired brands at Member’s only prices. They’ve taken out the guesswork and broken down types and styles of handbags. They also have an entire section devoted to designer handbag signatures (perfect for stalking that gently-used must have) and offer plenty of care tips as well. I just had to share it with all of you!

My first designer bag was a classic Coach shoulder bag that I still have to this day. I would much rather splurge on a gorgeous, classic handbag than almost anything else. A great handbag can make an outfit. Fabulous bags stand the test of time and can be truly iconic. A handbag is also one of the more functional accessories, and can also reveal a lot about your personal style. And while my wish list in long and ever-evolving, I’ve also found a place for more trendy, fast-fashion pieces, a few of which are on frequent rotation.

Start With the Basics

While its easy to get caught up in the latest trends, the best place to start when developing a well curated handbag collection, is with the basics. Think well-known classic designers, neutral colors and classic shapes. You’ll notice one of my basic bags comes from Forever 21!

Add In Some Fun

I love bright colors and also have a total affinity for clutches. Color is a great place to SAVE! I personally like to invest in my clutches because I tend to gravitate toward a lot of detailing or luxe materials.
Watch how a bag makes a look…
and takes it from day, to evening…

What’s in my bag:
I’ve just noticed in writing this post that my handbag wardrobe is lacking my favorite neutral: GREY! Time to hit up the guide🙂
Thanks for reading!
Xo,
Heidi