This summer is all about accessories! I am wearing simple dresses & clothing for summer, and focusing on my accessories.
This week is all about handbags! When it comes to handbags, I am not brand loyal. I want a quality bag with personality for a good value. Notice, I say value not price?
Let’s start off with my favorite low cost (high-value) hand bags – Miche. This is a base bag that you switch out the “shell” cover. For years I have had the classic size black base and a variety of shells for my every day wear. My first base bag finally wore out after 5 years, and 2 shells were thrown out from wear & tear. Overall, not bad for the low, low price. I tend to carry small bags anyway, but for summer I want an even smaller bag. For less than $125, I just purchased the petite size base and 6 shells to match just about any outfit!
My new Miche bag would be more than plenty to get me through summer, and beyond, but then I saw these new Dooney & Bourke bags. I cannot get enough of the bright, fun prints! I love the quality of my Dooney’s – these bags last decades! I bought my first Dooney around 20 years ago, and it has only a slight wear on the bottom leather.
My splurge bag is Gucci! Beware the knock-offs, these little darlings are expensive. A typical Gucci leather boston bag retails over $800! The classic shape will never go out of style and will last a lifetime. If this more of a once-in-a-lifetime splurge go for a neutral color that can be worn beyond spring and summer.
Whatever your budget, look for the best value (quality for the price) and have fun with it!