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How to match your handbag to your outfit?

Do you want to match the colour of your handbags to your outfit? Actually, it's not as complicated as it sounds.

You won't have to bother with dozens of handbags to get there either.

All you need is a few handbags that can cover all your styles, from casual to dressy.

How do you create a 100% style for yourself? Answer in the following article.

Take into account your body shape

An important point to consider when choosing a handbag is your body shape. Just as you wear different outfits depending on your body shape, you should have different handbags.

Some designs will help to enhance your shape where you need it most.

Let's detail the main existing silhouette archetypes and the adapted handbag shapes:


For short women, you don't want a bag that will make you look small. On the contrary, you want a handbag that will lighten your figure. In this case, opt for a small shoulder bag that will enhance your shape.

Tall and Slender

If you're tall and thin, you'll want the opposite. Instead, opt for a rounded, oversized bag that will help counterbalance your slender figure. Avoid long, thin bags at all costs, no matter what.


If your figure is wider at the hips, then avoid bags at this height. These bags will draw attention to your hips, drawing attention to an area you don't want to be seen in. Instead, choose a handbag at belly button height to draw attention to your waistline.

Generous (or in 8)

If you have everything you need in the right place, opt for long, thin bags. Especially if you are short and voluptuous, a long bag will slim your figure and make you look taller. If you are tall and have a generous figure, then opt for a bag with long handles.


If you have a large chest, avoid bags at all costs. These bags will only draw attention to your chest. Instead, opt for a totebag.

Adapting to the occasion

The key to matching accessories and clothes is to adapt to the occasion. It doesn't matter if you're going to a wedding, the mall, the office or a romantic date - you'll need a different handbag for each situation.

Here are two basic principles to remember:

  • Large handbags provide a casual look
  • Small handbags bring style and sophistication to more elaborate events

That said, these rules can be revised in certain situations. Let's take a look at some archetypal styles for the occasion:

In the office

In the office, practicality and style are key. If you wear trouser suits, you'll love completing this look with a satchel handbag that will bring a structured and studious style to the ensemble. This handbag will also work well with a high-waisted cardigan and skirt.

At a vernissage - formal outing

Whether you're wearing a long skirt or a cocktail dress, the key to success is a miniature clutch or handbag. Don't choose an over-the-shoulder handbag, which will only weigh down your figure.

In the shopping centre

For these outings, many of us prefer to combine comfort and style. There's nothing like a pair of jeans and a screen-printed t-shirt, combined with sneakers and a large bag or

Travelling handbag (hobo bag).

Choose colours and materials

The decisive factor in matching handbags and outfits is coordination. How do you make sure that these materials work well together? Answer below.

Mixing patterns

Daring to layer different patterns can enhance your outfit by making it more visually appealing. For example, you can mix a bag like the CAVALLI CLASS with a leopard print with a striped skirt. The most important thing is not to superimpose patterns that are too similar or of the same style.

Vary the colours

Be careful to choose slightly different colours when matching your accessories to your outfit. For example, if you are wearing an electric blue dress, choose a handbag that is slightly darker or lighter than the blue of your dress so that there is no colour faux pas.

Layering materials

Don't match the material of your outfit to your handbag. For example, if you are wearing a silk blouse, choose a leather bag instead.

And you, how do you match your accessories to your outfits? Tell us in comments!

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