1/17/2013

How To Spice Up Your Bag

I don't know if it is just me or I'm not alone but when I want to buy a new bag I always end up with a black one. I don't know why, maybe because black is so classy and I think I can pair it with everything, but the problem is that I think the same in case of coats, jeans ans shoes. Black is good and other colours are not reable enough. As a result I  managed to pile up a very huge closet mostly from black items and I always feel too dark when dressing up. The other day a wild idea appeared the I should start solving this problem with my bags, I mean there are a lot of oppurtunity according to high fashion. If you have the same problem, I offer you some kinds of solution based on fashionable designer items.

1, Inspired by the Louis Vuitton Fox Tails
Visually fox tail is a very good option but I have some problems with it. Firstly, I feel sorry for foxes. They are so adorable and don't deserve to die just to give us their tail as an accessory. Secondly, all the Louis Vuitton stuff are expensive as f*ck and I can't afford them neither now nor in the near future. A LV fox fur attachable tail charm costs $1,120. So starting up with these issues I found a better solution related to getting an attachable tail  - Dolls Kill Freaking Faux-fur-foxtails. 
They are faux, so no poor foxes had to die, they are affordable - they're on sale at $24 and they're available in 8 colours. Do we need more?

2, Inspired by the belted Burberry Bags
Well, every black bag looks better with belts but the square shaped ones can be the most easily spiced up by belts put around them. It makes a more sophisticated look and doesn't cost a fortune. You can use any kind of belts you want - colourful, studded, from all kinds of material, wide and narrow, with some patterns on them - it's up to you and your taste.
It seems this post is a lot about Dolls Kill, maybe because of my style, I like balancing between classy and edgy and a classy black bag is too boring for me. I collected two cool belts to use from DK, one with the sign "BON APETIT" and one with crosses on it. But as I said before - it's all up to you.

3, Inspired by the Miu Miu Bow Bags
To be honest I hate bows. I hate them because they are too sweet and charming but I realised that if you don't overuse them, they can be cool, like the Miu Miu bags. They have bows but I don't hate them, they have the balance I seek. When you spice up your bag keep the balance and don't let the bows take over control. It is again up to your style and taste - you can use different kinds of material, sizes, shapes.
I can mention again the Doll Kills webshop (no, they don't sponsor me) to take a look at, as they have some great items with bows that can be used during the bag "upspicing" project.

What do you do to spice up your bags? Any other great ideas from you? 
Please share in the comments!

18 comments:

Lali pops of colour said...

great ideas! thanks so much for your comment!
I'm following you with GFC. I would love if you could follow me back <3

Lali pops of colour

PinkPanthress said...

I always buy bags in colours like teal, petrol green, petrol blue, chinese red, tawny(ish) ochre or dark dark-blue like my newest one.
That way you can combine them with other colours & they won't stand out negatively.

Also, I use accesoires like Keychains/Keyrings, an hamsa amulet or a nazar boncuk (turkish evil eye charm), a Tassel, or charm braecelets even.
Also prayer beads (muslim, buddhist... etc.) are an eye-catcher.
There are a bazillion possibilities! :D

I love this post... 'spicing up' is something I obsess a lot about. ;)

BBella said...

Wow, you know what spicing up is about. ;)
Great ideas.

Well, I always fell for black bags, I can't see the possibilities in other coloured ones when I'm about to buy them so I opt for the black ones. :D

Valeria Alvarez said...

Nice ideas!!! and with cheap options!

Kisses
<3 Val
www.beautyval13.blogspot.com

Lara Takahashi said...

Love the tail, so cute!!! And I wouldn't use a real fur one, either!
(Pay an insane amount of money for a piece of killed animal-errr!)
I always hang little charms and character mascots on my bags, I learnt that habit when I lived in Japan and I also have loads of them from there :)
x, Lara
http://rockteraptor.blogspot.fi/

Maddie said...

Such a nice post! Loved the ideas, very creative! :)

callmemaddie.blogspot.com

BBella said...

Well, the japanese has creative solutions indeed :)

Jolien Van Daele said...

I love the fox tail. My favorite Belgian brand Essentiel Antwerp has lovely bags, foxtail included and I fell in love with it instantly :-D

Love,
Jolien

http://julianaandthedaydream.blogspot.be

Vania Aprilia said...

these are sure some great ideas! :D

Love,
Pudding Monster

Scherezade Villanueva said...

Good ideas!!!

Kisses

www.misscherrybyschere.blogspot.com

Mrs C said...

Great tips, thanks sweetie!

Kisses from Dubai!
MRS JACK OF ALL TRADES DAILY
http://mrsjackofalltradesdaily.blogspot.com/

Amely Rose said...

wow the bags are really cool <3

want to follow each other? i will defiently follow back

my blog:
http://thebizarrebirdcage.blogspot.de/

Ms. Dainty Doll said...

so nice x

The Dainty Dolls House

Beah said...

really like the idea! it's perfect! Thanks for comment on my blog, of course I follow you, I like your blog, I hope you follow me if you like it!

http://lapoirerouge.blogspot.com.es/

nice weekend!

Pastereczka said...

Great tips, thanks!

kisses from Poland
http://pasterka.blogspot.com/

Visceral Maze said...

i like the lv one.

www.visceralmaze.blogspot.com

Anu

Caroline Topperman said...

Love your picks! I tend toward black but then quite often I'll tie a scarf to the bag or find a really fabulous brooch and attach it somewhere!
xo
girlintheyellowdress.com

Maggie Adofo said...

These are super cute ideas! :)

xo
Maggie
Love Scrapbook

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