I don’t know about you, but whatever purse I’m using becomes my excuse to carry around my whole life. I will throw everything and anything in there, you know, for “just in case” purposes. It becomes the coffin of every receipt I’ve ever touched and the land of the lost lip-glosses.
But since spring has made an early appearance, why shouldn’t spring cleaning, right? It is all about downgrading, ladies. Reducing clutter, clothes we don’t wear anymore, and even the size of our bags … yes I said it, small is the new big this spring.
These mini bags, from shoulder styles to cross body, will force us to re-evaluate the contents of our purses and only carry the necessities because, well, space will be limited.
Apart from being drop dead adorable, they are being shown in bright and bold colors for spring, like this orange number from Mango on sale for $63.99 or this budget buy from Charlotte Russe for under $20 bucks!
If the thought of only carrying one lip gloss, a cell phone, a credit card, and a few pieces of gum is terrifying, you need a mini bag that is so one-of-a-kind and worthwhile, that it makes you forget about all the missing items…maybe something like this Velvet Tassel Grab Bag from ASOS for $29.54. If I was to have a love affair with a purse, it would be with this one. It is versatile in the sense that you can rock it to the office, out lunching with the ladies, or even with that prized little black dress. It’s all in the details with this bag, from the vintage vibe of the velvet, to the long dangle of the tassel. A mini bag heart throb, if you will.
Starring at my large tote that is busting at the seams is desperately making me want to jump ship to this mini must-have. With so many colors, textures and styles to choose from, you can find one to complement any look. Now all you have to do is start separating the “must-have” from the “just in case”.
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