The festive season is upon us whether or not we’re feeling it yet. Although it may be tempting to continue to lounge around in sweats, how about we shake off the lethargy and get back to our stylish best. Wearing a pair of heels or your favourite scarf and boots, even for a short outing, is often all you need to feel more positive and cheerful.
According to an article in the Wall Street Journal, psychiatrists have a name for this phenomenon, “Enclothed cognition”. The theory describes the effect that clothes have on how we act and feel.
It is with this spirit that we at PurseBop thought it appropriate to present our top bling handbag picks for this festive season. Give it a try:
Created in February 1955 by Gabrielle Chanel herself, this is one of the most iconic bags Chanel (or anyone else) offers. What could make us love it more? A shiny, sparkly version of the bag made with tweed, sequences and ruthenium finish metal! It’s a winner for the holiday season and beyond.
This Lady Dior is a subtle and stunningly elegant bag with a hint of holiday glitter. The beautiful light catching faceted pearls and colored beads are placed in the most quintessentially Dior way – the Cannage pattern. The bag is also embellished with the maison’s signature “D.I.O.R” charm. You can carry the bag by its top handle or from the chain strap (which incidentally is removable) depending on your outfit and plans!
The Louis Vuitton twist mini in gold is a beautiful and glamorous bag. It adds that classy holiday touch to any festive outfit. Made with grained Epi leather, the bag has a thin sliding chain strap allowing you to carry it on the shoulder or cross body. Although compact, the Twist has enough space to carry all of your essentials. Plus, this model includes a cute pull out mirror for makeup touch ups – an essential in our opinion when you take into consideration all the pictures we take during the holidays!
Who could forget the shimmering Jimmy Choo Candy bag? The blue and silver gradient colouring is eye-catching. Together with its asymmetric magnetic flap closure and ribbed acrylic paneling gives the bag a magical ocean-like feel. It features a slender detachable strap allowing you to carry the bag as a clutch, shoulder or cross body.
Gucci gives us another holiday option, this one with sparkles. The GG Marmont Mini Sequin Bucket Bag is not only pink, shiny and oh-so-cute, it also has plenty of space! Featuring a pink sequined embroidered quilted silk exterior, the shiny silver-toned hardware includes a prominent Double G logo on the front of the bag. This one also includes a detachable key ring, perfect for your house and car keys should you move about!
The Chanel 19 might be the hottest bag of 2020 and our list would not be complete without featuring it in this soft sky blue. Small enough to be carried on a formal night out but big enough to carry all the essentials. Measures 6.2 × 10.1 × 3.5 inches and has that fabulous back pocket for your phone. We’re envisioning it with blue jeans and a tuxedo jacket but of course there isn’t any outfit it wouldn’t compliment. Comes in pink and black too! Isn’t his is what blingy dreams are made of…
Would bringing back the bling help set the festive mood? It certainly would for us.