With spring just around the corner, I have been thinking of giving my wardrobe a fresh new look… and where better to start than with a handbag?
For effortless style, your handbag should co-ordinate with your coat; and where coats are concerned, fur never goes out of fashion. Choose a bag in a colour that complements, but never dominates, the subtle shading in your fur. You won’t go wrong.
But is the bag large enough? Here’s how to check, in three easy steps:
Step 1: If, like me, you carry a panoply of tools and accessories – nail files, face wipes, shrew peeler – you’ll know how vital it is to be able to find them in a hurry. Check that the bag has enough handy pockets. Do this by placing both paws in, and digging.
Step 2: With your front paws inside, check out all the other compartments for size. How many rodents do you acquire on a daily basis? Three, four… sometimes five? Will the bag accommodate them comfortably? If the answer is no, then think again.
Step 3: If the handbag satisfies the above criteria, then the last step is to get inside and see how it feels. While I’m out foraging, I sometimes refresh myself by taking a short nap; a handbag that converts into a sleeping bag is therefore a catwalk must-have. This one, however, falls sadly short of expectations. My bum is squashed and I am sitting on some keys. Remember that elegance cannot be achieved by forcing your rear end into a confined space: discard the worthless bag, and consider a better brand. Miu Miu is looking good this season.
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