The mini handbag is trending hard this season.
As you may already know, I believe that summer ensembles could use an accessory or two in order to spice up the scanty clothing that often comes with warmer temps. Fortunately, the pint size purse explosion is perfect for adding a new piece that won’t visually weigh down your outfit. And the great part is that these little bags look just like their larger counterparts — no style was sacrificed in the making of these purses.
But with all of the different shapes and sizes, which one will I choose?!
Finding the handbag that suits you best is important for reflecting your special and unique personality. Identifying whether you prefer preppy, glamorous, classic, bohemian, or some other fashion style (maybe even a combination!) will definitely provide you with a jumping off point for choosing the right accessories. And let’s face it, great accents can really make or break an outfit. Below, I’ve chosen a handful of tiny totes and identified which styles they would work well with — a mini guide for mini bags.
Tassels and Suede
The artisanal design of this supple, cross-body mini bag by Chloe has impeccable details, all of which add to its bohemian-chic vibe. Perfect for toting around the fundamentals, the exposed whip-stitching, brass studs and a centrally located tassel help to pack a large punch for such a small purse. The “Hudson” is perfect for the boho babe, the hippie chick, and the cowgirl.
Structured Two Tone
The ladylike look of this tiny tote by Dune features a stylish two-tone appearance that just oozes richness. I’m loving the jewelry-like tassel detail which, as you can see, is quite different in terms of style as the first purse. The “Dinadeedee” mini is perfect for the prepster, the classic traditionalist, and the equestrian cutie.
Sleek and Minimal
If rich materials, unique details, head turning designs, and sleek styling are your thing, then this mini bag by M2malletier is the one for you. A purse like this is the perfect addition to your designer closet and definitely the “it” bag to have when you’re out on the town hitting up all the trendy spots. A tad on the minimalist side, yet still very attention grabbing, you’ll want to pair this with the chicest of clothes this summer. The “Amor Fati” is perfect for the glamour girl, the chic sophisticate, and the trendsetter.
Straps and Backpacks
What they say is true, good things do come in small packages and this little cutie from Barneys New York proves it. A bucket-style, backpack purse is perfect for the laid back crew that prefers hands free carrying. The “India” is perfect for the girl next door, the casual coaster, and the athleisure lover.
Don’t let the size fool you — this mini really brings out the darker side of fashion. With plenty of studs, chains, and other metal embellishments, the crossbody purse from Mackage definitely has plenty of edge. The “Rubie-S6C” is perfect for the punk princess and the goth queen.
With so much mini-bag cuteness it’s difficult to choose, but with this handy little guide you’ll be better equipped to pick the one that best fits your style. Now that you’ve seen my pint size purse roundup, let me know which ones you’re lusting after this season.
Until next time, happy shopping!
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