Gone are the days in which I blindly feel around the depths of my handbag in search of my house keys, credit card, lip balm et al. As much as I love the carry-all tote (complete with a spare jumper, my macbook and the kitchen sink) it’s somewhat liberating to sling the newest itty bitty teeny tiny incarnation of the handbag over my shoulder.
There is no back-up pair of flats or unnecessary perfume in this regime. It’s utilitarian in the best way possible; stripping back the unnecessary into the ultimate bite-sized accessory. Show of hands who actually uses those long-lost lipsticks loitering at the bottom of our handbag. That’s what I thought.
And ultimately, if you’re partial to a wide-leg trouser or slouchy man-style shirt, the mini bag keeps all proportions in check. Balance out voluminous silhouettes and intentionally over-sized separates with your mini counterpart. You can ditch the heels and pair fluid, roomy trousers with trainers; just tone down the volume with clean lines, minimalist accessories and one micro handbag. The goal here is just to eliminate the superfluous extras. Big shirt. Mini bag. Super-sized trousers. Mini bag. Loud personality. Mini bag. You gotta keep things in proportion.
Created in collaboration with Farfetch