What’s your ideal bag size?
Mine is my black cross body purse. It’s small enough that it doesn’t collect too much clutter or bump into people, but it’s big enough that I can stash some strategic items inside:
Like an extra pair of flip flops — for those nights when I wear fancy heels and inevitably decide must. take. off. now. Or my kindle — for those times when I’m headed to some kind of social event and there’s a probability I’m going to try to sneak off to a hallway and read instead of talk to people.
Just call me Rory Gilmore.
Back to bags. Some days, though, I want to switch things up and carry a clutch.
But is it practical for every day?
Yes and no. It depends on your preference and where you’re headed. But here’s why it works for me, in case you’re curious:
All through college, I preferred to carry a clutch. Not because it was cute — we’ve established the fact that I had all kinds of awkward style back then — but because I liked how small + unobtrusive it was. It never got in the way or bumped into people. It was light as a feather. And clutter was nonexistent in a bag so tiny.
I’d just pack it with my driver’s license, debit card, lip balm, sunnies, phone, and keys. And then I’d tuck it under my arm and go. (I will admit that it’s tricky to master the art of holding your clutch under your arm, especially when your hands are full — but as with most things in life, practice makes it easier.)
All that practice makes clutch carrying second nature. And, for me, I feel like I have everything I need.
Everything, that is, unless I’m wearing fancy heels or going to a giant social event. In that case, Imma need some extra bag space.
What about you? What’s your ideal bag size?
Shirt: old from J.Crew (different but equally awesome here)
Bag: old from Madewell (similar here)
Jeans: Gap (similar)