People are used to matching their footwear and outfits with their handbags but the importance of taking your body type into consideration is often ignored. Truth is, these two seemingly unrelated factors must be coordinated if you want to put your best (sartorial) foot forward. So, the next time you add to your arm candy collection, remember elespry’s ‘make or break’ advice!
Your long legs have often been the object of envy and you’re blessed with the perfect metabolism …sigh, lucky you! We suggest you pick a hobo as your soul mate. A hobo that is wider than it is taller will balance your height well. Small hand clutches are a good, non-overwhelming choice too. A cute tote that will accentuate your lean, long arms is another winner.
Éléspry pick: Black hobo bag
Your body type oozes femininity and grace; hence the bag you pick should mean business. A structured, boxy satchel or bag will look great! Avoid very tiny prints, but have fun with color. Envelope clutches are a great idea, as they will draw more attention to your slim torso. Avoid sling styles that sit below your hips.
Éléspry pick: Brown top handle bag
Great things come in small packages, girls. More so for you. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to limit yourself to tiny sizes. Yes, avoid that oversized bucket bag, but mid to regular-sized variants in shoulder bags are a great pick. In fact, taller rectangle shapes will add height. Long strap-ons and sling bags should be kept at bay, as they will weigh you down. Apart from that, everyone should be invited to your bag party!
Éléspry pick: Silver pocket clutch
You won the favor of the balancing scales, but be wise when it comes to your choice of bags. While most styles look great on your shape, avoid non-proportionate, slouchy styles. Keep it simple with mid-waisted strap bags, top handles or cross bodies that let your silhouette shine!
Éléspry pick: Shoulder bag with tassels
Boy, no one can work those jeans better than you ladies! Play to your strengths and invest in long-strapped satchels and embellished clutches. Avoid smaller bags that hang at chest level, and opt for longer lengths in solid, toned hues instead.
Éléspry pick: Pink tote bag
Do you love to carry your world (including the kitchen sink) with you? Then here are five arm candy styles that you ought to own. We mean it when we say that your closet can’t do without them. And if you don’t know your totes from your hobos, it’s time to brush up your fashion vocabulary too!
Ladylike while being fuss-free and practical, top handles are the perfect accompaniment to any work outfit. This is a style that needs to rest on the crook of your arm and can’t be thrown over the shoulders. The construction and shape are accentuated when paired with pencil skirts and printed blouses. Elespry’s brown top handle bag is as chic as they come.
The Hobo: For Never-Ending Errands
Easy, relaxed and huge, a hobo lets you make the most of your Saturday chores. It is typically a large, crescent-shaped bag made out of soft, flexible material that tends to slouch when set down. Paired with jeans and a t-shirt, this one is all about breezy chic. Choose a style that doesn’t sit too heavy on your shoulder. Think less metal and more fabric like our Dull Gold Handbag.
The Evening Clutch: For When You Want to Let Your Hair Down
Date nights and cocktail brunches call for this byte-sized bag. Just enough space to snugly carry money, keys and your favourite lipstick, this style is ever so popular! With saris or bandeau dresses, these versatile babies have got you covered. You’ll love our Black Clutch Bag!
The Tote: For When You Want to be Timelessly Classy
A large, structured handbag, generally with an open top, the tote easily transitions from day to night and promises a neater look than the hobo. Almost all totes contain zipped compartments to store laptops, files and even an extra shirt, if need be! Twin handles provide easy grips and the tote has a lot of space to conveniently accommodate your daily essentials. The pairings with this one are as versatile as the bag itself. Be sure to get one in pops of colour to brighten dull summer days. Our selection will surely steal your heart.
The Sling: For When You’re in Holiday Mode
Packing for holidays can be quite a pain and one thing that should be prioritized is a bag with a sling to give your shoulder some much-needed rest while you wait in long airport queues or walk down cobblestone streets. Sling bags are usually medium-sized to carry all your essentials. Find one with lots of mini sections! Look out for something in a nice blue like this one on Elespry or a tan version to go well with your standard pair of jeans and tank tops.
With an abundance of pool parties, lazy brunches and trips to the beach, summer is officially here. And bringing your inner gypsy to the fore goes hand in hand with the incessant need to carry the entire world with us (and then some) wherever we go. Be it just a packet of tissues, our usual arsenal like sunscreen, perfume and trusty hair clips or the kitchen sink (!), a trendy handbag is non-negotiable this time of the year. So as you set out for a summer of fun and fashion, make sure you aren’t caught with anything that’s ‘so last season’. Here are the only handbag trends you need to know about for Spring Summer’15.
The fash frat has ’70s fever this season and everything reminiscent of the mighty disco decade is making quite a comeback. The hipster essential fringe bag included. This street style meets music festival ready bag has tons of patrons namely the likes of the Olsen twins, Nicole Richie, Selena Gomez and more. You can pair this statement maker with basics like ripped denims and a cool cream shirts or linen shirt-dresses and culottes. And of course, éléspry has the perfect bag for your very own 70's look, our trendy black-coloured handbag.
Blame it on the rebellious and opinionated spirit of social media and the exploding pop art scene; this season’s arm candy desperately wants to take a stand too. This expressive handbag trend — be it in the form of a sling bag or clutch — adds the perfect punch of cheekiness to an otherwise mundane outfit. We’ve spotted it on Jacqueline Fernandez, Esha Gupta and Rita Ora among others.
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The girl-on-the-go can breathe a sigh of relief, as the fuss free-backpack tops trend charts this season! From the classic leather backpacks to bright numbers, this one is all about utility meets style. Considering it’s been spotted on Beyoncé and Katrina Kaif, you know there’s no going wrong with it!
These bite-sized trunk bags are cute as a button and are the epitome of spring’s quirky and vibrant spirit. Now this trunk may not work for when you’re checking in for a holiday, but we can’t think of a better way to make a statement on a night out! Can you? The gold-coloured, croc-pattern envelop clutch by éléspry is a perfect fit for this look.
The Normcore frenzy has spread its wings to include bags, too and the bucket bag is its perfect representation. Ideal for running errands or going from AM to PM, it can easily hold all your essentials without getting crammed while allowing easy movement too. Logo-free and a celebrity in its own right, the style’s patrons include those like Miranda Kerr, Rachel Bilson and Olivia Palermo. There is no more perfect way to include this style in your own repertoire than éléspry's versatile brown shoulder bag, a bag with a twist!