First off, you must think of the event you are attending. Is it a casual or formal affair? You do not want to overdress or under dress yourself, so careful consideration must be taken into. Formal events usually call for dressy items such as satin clutches, rhinestone purses, or evening bags with crystal closures and decorations. For an informal party, a patent leather clutch is suitable for carrying all your essentials. Wristlets, clutches with a cross body strap, handbags embellished with metal studs and even purses with a quilted detail are all stylish choices.
Secondly, once you have determined the type of celebration you are attending, now you can choose the color! You can match your purse to your dress for a monochromatic look, or break up the monotony and match your shoes to your bag. Or you can choose a metallic shade that compliments both! The wonderful thing about accessories is that you can choose to match or contrast, as long as you stay within the constraints of the event and color palette. For weddings, it is a good idea to dress in theme colors. It is usually in bad taste to stand out from the crowd at a wedding, so do your best to blend in. For birthday parties or more relaxed get together parties, unless the hostess declares an official color palette, you can dress in whatever color you like!
Plastic, vinyl or pleather purses: Wipe clean with a disinfecting wipe.
Leather bags: These are a little more complicated. It is recommended that you use a specialized leather cleaner and a soft cloth. Follow the instructions on the bottle. As with all cleaners and stain removers, make sure you test on an inconspicuous spot to make sure it will not discolor, stain or spot your bag.
Cotton bags: Luckily, most bags of this type can be laundered in a washing machine. Because hot water can fade the colors and dyes, place your purse in the freezer overnight to first kill germs, then launder in cold water in a gentle cycle. Depending on the build of your purse, it may be best to hang dry instead of placing it in the dryer.
To clean the inside of your purse is a little more complicated. First, empty the contents of your bag and shake out any dirt, dust, crumbs or debris that may have collected. Remember to open and shake out any interior pockets. You can use a small vacuum to get rid of any stubborn bits of dust and dirt.
Continue keeping the interior of your purse clean by keeping your makeup in a separate makeup bag, placing candy or snacks inside a plastic bag, and making sure that lotions or sanitizing gels are properly closed before placing them inside.
Clutch purses with these popular rings are very practical, edgy and stylish. This bag is a statement piece all by itself. In addition to being a popular fashion trend, there is some sensibility to it. The rings allow the purse to be clutched more securely, especially if you have had one too many drinks. The way this bag is built, you have a more secure grip on your belongings. Fashion designers all over the world have incorporated this trend, decorating the handle with crystals, flowers, stones, metal embellishments, pearls, rhinestones, lace, filigree and more! These elaborately decorated handles paired with materials such as snakeskin, velvet, metal, silk, satin, ostrich, and leather have left us with a plethora of designs, styles, and colors to choose from! A woman could fill her closet with her knuckle duster purse collection alone!
Other uses for knuckle rings are attached to phone cases. These are very useful, especially for security purposes. It is harder for a would be thief to grab the phone out of your hand when it is hooked around your fingers. These cases come in many colors and materials such as plastic, silicone and metal. Like the purses, the handles are also able to be elaborately decorated with sparkling accoutrements or left plain for those with more subtle taste.
Jewelry is also another way this trend is incorporated. Sometimes a slab of metal is placed across the rings facing out and decorated, engraved with a name, encrusted in jewels, or colored with enamel. Anything can be placed across the rings. There have been tiny sculptures, floral patterns, crosses, gemstones and three dimensional letters placed on this accessory.