My two accessory staples these days seem to be my carry-on suitcase and the handbag I bring with me on trips. I spend a lot of time with these two. I feel like we are a small family.
The other day while waiting out a delayed flight, and thinking about stylish travel (as we all do during flight delays??), I noticed that my suitcase and handbag, despite spending plenty of time together, stacked on top of one another no less, have completely different looks. My suitcase is a sleek, modern looking number while my handbag has more of a boho, vintage look to it. (No laptop bag for me. I have this thing against standard-issue laptop bags. I just can’t do them.) Anyway, my “travel” handbag looks like it’s more likely to carry a daisy chain than a laptop – which is what’s actually in there. Hmmmm.
I’d never really thought of my suitcase and handbag relative to one another, but as soon as this occurred to me, I immediately turned to some online browsing to investigate further. Turns out I am on to something! There are some handbag – luggage combinations that just don’t work (like mine!). And some that look so fabulous, I would traipse back and forth through the neon tunnel at O’Hare over and over again just to show them off. From now on I will not shop for either of these items in a vacuum. Going forward, I will add another criteria to my suitcase shopping list: how does it look with a a handbag stacked on top? Here’s a few that do the trick:
The timing of my epiphany was perfect, since I am in the market to replace both of these staples. What do you think?
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