5 Types of Bags for 5 Types of Women
A purse is defined by most dictionaries as, "a small bag used especially by women to carry everyday personal items." However, there is nothing "small" about how big a message you send to others through your purse preference. Your handbag can say a lot about who you are. What type of bag are you?
This clutch is for the girl who looks up to Audrey Hepburn, Julie Andrews, and Grace Kelly. She has her life put together, she is poised, and always knows what to talk about at suave dinner parties. She floats when she walks and always looks like she stepped out of a 1960s old Hollywood film. When she’s complimented on her clothing she says effortlessly, “Oh this old thing?” The only thing she needs in her purse is her credit cards, keys, and red lipstick.
Verdict: She’s perfect and probably went to cotillion
She’s Like So Type A
This bag is for the girl who would drop dead if she lost her planner. She is organized, efficient, and drinks skinny vanilla lattes. Her entire life is in her bag. The bag itself may resemble a black hole to the untrained eye, but the joke’s on them because it holds all things good and necessary. She is prepared with anything and everything you could imagine from a protein bar to a mini sewing kit. She can’t imagine carrying any other bag around because that would mean spending unnecessary time moving her life from one bag to the other.
Verdict: She definitely knows what she’s eating for breakfast tomorrow… and everyday for the next month.
I’ve Got Wanderlust
This girl believes—rightfully so—that experiences are better than material objects but in order to go on an adventure, you need the proper luggage. She is always on the move in a plane, train, or automobile so she values function and utility in her belongings. Any pro-adventurer knows that a backpack is the most efficient way to carry your passport. She absolutely hates over the shoulder bags because of their contribution to Scoliosis, which she can’t afford because she’s going rock climbing this afternoon.
Verdict: She has thousands of Instagram followers because her life is just that cool. Goals.
This is for the girl who loathes mainstream trends and fashion. Why wear what everyone else is wearing when you can stand out with a statement piece? This girl is eccentric and makes you want to hit up your local hole-in-the-wall antique shop. She loves Anthropologie and listening to her record player. This girl is inspired by Twiggy and mod fashion. She is classic, feminine, but a little quirky. Because of her unconventional style, she needs an unconventional purse to match her personality. She’d rather standout in a tulle skirt than blend in with skinny jeans.
Verdict: She wouldn’t be caught dead wearing anything made beyond 1989.
Coachella State of Mind
You might be sitting in class, at work, or on the couch, but you’d always rather be at Coachella. Kicking back with friends, and listening to indie folk music is your way of decompressing. You’re a free-spirited hippie at heart and you wish that you could have grown up in the 70s. Mustard, maroon, and brown are your favorite colors and you’ll buy anything that has fringe. You are ecstatic that the 70s are back in fashion but let’s face it, you’d wear your flare jeans anyways. You throw up the peace sign in all your photos and are obsessed with The Beatles.
Verdict: She is Jackie Burkhart.
Sophia Zigmond / Writer