Let's face it, buying a new purse takes a lot of thought. It's an update that you will use almost every day, so it has to be versatile, fashionable and practical. So to help you out here is a list of helpful tips to make buying purses a little bit easier.
Look At Your Wardrobe
Might seem like an obvious move, but looking at what you wear will really influence what purse you should buy. Look at the colours of all of your clothes, is there a theme to what you will be wearing at a certain time of year? If so, choose a purse to compliment it. The last thing you will want is a purse that sticks out in the wrong way. Innovation is great but there is a fine line between a revolutionary combination and a fashion faux pas, so think carefully!
When Will You Use It?
What sort of routine will your new purse be going through? Think about what you will be using your new purse for. Will it be purely for change or will it be bigger, accommodating cards and photos and licenses?
If you will be using the purse to store cards try not to overload it with them. Scratches or dents can cause cards to be declined at cash machines or other card readers.
Maybe you generally prefer large purses for nights out. Not only do they keep your money safe but you can use them as a clutch bag to carry make up, mirrors and keys. Saving you lugging round a handbag that feels more like a satchel after a couple of drinks, a large purse is the ideal compromise.
Clear Out Your Old Purse
That's right, hard as it feels, your old purse has probably had its day. It's seen a lot of action, helped you out on countless occasions, but it's also probably scuffed, a bit battered and ready for retirement.
Emptying out your old purse though can tell you what the new one needs. How many cards you use, what little photos or trinkets you want to carry over, all of this will be found in the folds of your old purse. Who knows, you might get lucky and find money wedged between some old receipts to put towards your next purchase.
There are plenty of radical designer purses out now to suit any fashion. From block pastel colours to contrasting weave effects, choosing a purse is certainly going to lead to some difficult decisions. The spectrum of choices come in a range of prices though so you won't have to break the bank to keep your cash looking stylish in a new purse.
One thing’s for sure however, once you've sorted your way through plenty of brilliant options the purse you'll have will look the money as well as keeping it safe.