Another article from The Wall Street Journal caught my eye this morning: Get a New Bag, Lose Five Pounds. It shows why small handbags are the new big fashion statement. The latest fashion icons, like Jen above, are itching to show off their fashionable clutches for the season. Small is the new big! Designer bags such as clutches, cross-body, satchel saddle bags and shrunken versions of large totes is a fashion DO. Use a clutch if you don’t want to carry your life with you. Cross-body bags are a good hands-free alternative for dates or morning brunches…or shopping, of course.
Experts say women on average carry from three to five pounds in their handbags. How do you loose your baggage? Here are a few tips:
- Think twice about extra weight that adds weight, such as coins, water bottles, etc.
- Avoid handbags with excessive hardware. Cloth is the lightest.
- Empty your handbag daily and get rid of the non-essentials.