How do you hold your handbag? We match your style to 3 of our favourite celebrities. And the pick of this season’s must have handbags.
Are you a clutcher, clasper or a slinger? Do you stroll serenely clutching your clutch? Or strut the streets, bag clasped in the crook of your arm? Or perhaps you’re a strider, bag slung over your shoulder, speedy and full of purpose?
How you hold your bag is a clue to the bag that suits you best.
The Duchess of Cambridge is most definitely a Clutcher. Not only is she a Clutcher but she’s a two handed Clutcher. Slow and serene is her modus operandi for official engagements, a style eminently suited to a two-handed clutch. It’s a pose that confers poise and grace. There can be no fidgeting – an important consideration when the world’s press is focused on your slightest movement.
Whilst this isn’t something most of us need to worry about. There are lessons to be learned if you want to look devastatingly elegant when working the room at wedding receptions and formal occasions.
Bags for Clutchers
Rosie Huntington-Whitely favours the clasp. Being tall even a sizeable tote looks perfectly proportioned clasped in the crook of her arm, bobbing along, bouncing off her hip. Claspers are struters or gliders. Perhaps they have places to be but nothing so pressing that it would interfere with them getting there in the most stylish manner possible.
Clasping is perfect for weekend shopping trips or for channelling a little Italian Passeggiata style. When strolling is all about the pleasure of looking good.
Bags for Claspers
Slingers are busy, busy bustlers and Emma Watson absolutely fits the bill. Slingers are all about nonchalant style. There’s plenty of chic in evidence but the sling is all about dynamism. Full diaries. Things to think about. On the move.
The key to getting the look right is to aim for Smart Slinger and not Sloppy Slinger. Sling a flawless leather tote – as Emma is – and you’re a Smart Slinger. Slouch a scuffed, shapeless tote and you’re a Sloppy Slinger. Just a friendly word of warning…
Bags for Slingers
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