The 5 Essential Handbags Every Woman Needs
The right size: A bag that rests on the curviest part of your hip or in front of your lower abdomen and is not too much larger than a DVD.
The most common mistake: Chain straps easily slide off, dig into shoulders and add unnecessary weight. Look for a flat, broad strap that is more forgiving.
One to try: A bold pattern with personality is good for off-duty hours—like the watercolor-inspired florals and graphic tribal prints seen on everything from accessories to dresses at shows like Jason Wu and Michael Kors.