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Parsing Trends: Tiny Bolsas

If you haven't noticed the bags this season, it may be because you forgot your magnifying glass! ;)

One of the biggest bag trends this year is to carry your bags super-small - cross-body, clutch, coin purse, and beyond.... but how does this make you look to the rest of the world, which may not have any clue about the High Fashion aspects of your Incredible Shrinking Handbag?

On the one hand, there is a saying that goes, "The more important you are, the less you carry." On the other hand, some of these bags can approach teeny-tiny-Zoolander-cell-phone status when you can't possibly even fit a credit card inside.

Positive Connotations

  • Unfettered
  • Unburdened
  • Free
  • Easy-Breezy
  • Effortless
  • Low-Maintenance
  • Easy-Going
  • Sense of Humor

Negative Connotations

  • Unprepared
  • Superficial
  • Silly
  • Impractical
  • Fashion-Victim
  • Extreme/Hyperbolic

If you want to stay modern without having to pocket all your money and makeup all the time, try scaling down to a shoulder bag, cross-body, wristlet, or clutch. You can also look for a scaled-down satchel or tote style that is worn as a shoulder bag or cross-body to get more of the mini-me effect. 

Of course, if you still have to haul more, there is always the Giant Bag trend... which we'll discuss a little later. :)