Every woman’s handbag is a puzzle. From her cleaning habits to her preparedness, a specific combination of items confined to this small portable space can reveal a whole lot about her purse-onality.
What does yours say about you?
You can tell a lot about a woman by her purse, maybe it’s not the brand of the bag or even what’s inside it that matters. Sometimes, it’s how she carries it that can reveals the most.
If you’re holding your oversize bag like a shield across the front of your body, you might be feeling vulnerable… like you want to protect yourself from your surroundings or want to hide behind your bag. Whatever the reason for your “on guard” position, you can still look super-stylish with a roomy top-handle bag no matter the hue.
If your preferred pose is resting your clutch casually along the length of your forearm, you’re an on-the-go girl. If your clutch has a strap (like the Wendistry S/S 2016 collection does!), you need to keep your hands free because you have so much going on.
The Double Clutch
Clutching your purse fig-leaf style with both hands says you’re trying hard to control a situation that’s testing your confidence. Holding things close guards your composure, but I bet you’re not nervous… just determined to make a polished impression.
Dangling your top-handled bag at the crook of your arm screams power and poise. This purse-holding posture exudes ladylike confidence and self-assurance. Carriage. Composure. Cool-headedness.
You balance work, school, and your personal life like a pro, and you’ve got better things to do than worry about whether your handbag’s looking its best. Cue up the convenient cross-body sling freeing your hands and your head to “get $#!% done.”
The Overhand Grip
Yes, you could hang your bag from your shoulder, but you’re the type who likes to be hands-on with everything. Hence, that firm grip on your bag. Ambitious, and oftentimes extremely disciplined, you feel happiest when you know exactly what’s going on at all times and you like calling attention to the importance of your job.
But, what about what’s inside your bag o’ tricks? What’s there, and what’s not, can outline, define, and symbolize you.
Are you the MINIMALIST?
What’s in your bag: Phone, wallet, brush, lipstick.
What it says about you: Carrying only the bare necessities, you’re a no-nonsense kind of person. Your coworkers all admire your organized desk, while friends marvel at how spotless you keep your car. When your partner and you go out to eat, you are always the first to choose what you want to eat. You prefer small, delicious dishes over big, heavy meals, and think putting too much dressing on a salad should pretty much be punishable by law. You get accused of being cold at times, especially when you’re giving advice, but you just see yourself as realistic and honest.
Or are you the HOPELESS HOARDER?
What’s in your bag: Sunglasses, phone, phone charger, gum, water bottle, lip balm, lipstick(s), face powder, makeup brushes, assorted candies, rings you forgot you own, and entirely too many receipts. If you’re a new mother, add in baby wipes, tissues, snacks, toys, …….. Pretty much everything but the kitchen sink.
What it says about you: You always feel a little behind on your to-do list, but hey, it makes sense considering how many different responsibilities you take on each week — both at work and socially. You have a deep sense of responsibility to make others around you happy, and your empathy for people and animals knows no bounds. You would wear more jewelry, but it always seems to get lost at the bottom of your bag, so why bother buying it in the first place?
Are you the BEAUTY BABE?
What’s in your bag: Sunglasses, sunscreen, phone, perfume, lip balm, lipstick(s), lip gloss, foundation, powder compact, mascara, eyeliner, brow gel, hair brush, and teeth whitener strips.
What it says about you: As a kid, your favorite Christmas present was the Barbie Deluxe Styling Head. You often make eye contact with and smile at strangers, and love to brighten the day of everyone you meet. Your bedroom is definitely on the girly, messy side because you simply hate getting rid of things that could make you even more beautiful.
Or FRILLY & FLUSTERED?
What’s in your bag: Everything above, but also covered in a constant veil of dust from your exploded powder compact.
What it says about you: You have a tendency to go overboard with holiday shopping and wind up buying way more than you meant to. You really, really hate checking your email and, at this point, don’t actually mind that “30,048 Unread Messages” notification. Ditto on balancing your checkbook, or changing your air filters. You can be an adventurous cook, often churning out amazing dishes for your friends and family… never mind occasionally lighting the stove on fire.
Are you ALWAYS ON?
What’s in your bag: Smart-phone, smart-watch, tablet, stylus, headphones, 4 different power chargers, USB drive(s).
What it says about you: If your friends and family haven’t heard from you in 24 hours, they would assume you’ve been kidnapped because that NEVER happens. You always know what’s going on in the world, so people often ask you for advice about the latest fashion, music, movies, and political happenings. A device is always in your hands… or in your bag.
Or are you THE ARTISTE?
What’s in your bag: Camera, notebook, sketch pad, colored pencils, colored pens, oil pastels .
What it says about you: Always prepared with the supplies to capture an inspiration or create something new, you know that when the impulse hits, you need to give in. As a child, you preferred to make your own clothes, or at least create your own “stylish outfits.” As for the Disney Princess films, yawn… though you did find all the transformation scenes in Cinderella, Mulan, and The Little Mermaid totally captivating. After all, anything to “Adorn Differently.”