TSM Answered: What are the top 10 Must Have Handbags ?

Anonymous Asked:

Hi Tien, can you do a post on the top 10 (or more) ‘must-have’
handbags?

T-Styled Me Answered:

“You have one bag, you put all your crap in it, why do you need more?” said my bf once, twice, 100 times to me … then he realised I was a closet handbag monster and kind of, not really, gave up on trying to understand. In answering your question, I truly believe there’s no such thing as a ‘must have’ handbag. Sure there are highly coveted, popularly blogarised and celebrity endorsed purses that we love, but it’s important to remember that bags don’t need to have a designer name to make or break an outfit and bags should be fun and fitting to an individual’s likes, lifestyle and budget.

Now, if you were to ask me another question like, say, ‘What are your top 10 favourite handbags on an unlimited budget without any associated feelings of spulrger’s guilt,’ then this is what my wishlist would look like 😛

1. A classic handbag e.g The Chanel Classic 

Why? It’s iconic, luxurious, timeless, appreciates in value, makes you feel oh so special and it’s classy (with the right outfit that is). I love that there are different sizes, styles and colours that can work to fit your own style and personality.

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2. A Good shoulder, cross body bag like the Proenza Schouler PS11 

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KATE BECKINSALE in Los Angeles

3. A slightly oversized ‘Fit everything in your life’ type bag. E.g the Celine Phantom

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Celine phantom navy

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4. A multi-functional bag e.g Celine trio which separates into a clutch

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5. A casual yet stylish bag for travelling and everyday errands. I think Balenciagas make great travel bags personally!

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Balenciaga City Regular Hardware Cumin Tan

6. Practical everyday work bag – Like my very overused Mulberry Alexa

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T-Styled Me Birdman Eating Melbourne Coffee (41 of 47)

7. A tote for travel, work, nappies or the beach E.g Longchamp Pliage 

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8. A structured alternative bag for work E.g The Givency Antigona 

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9. A timeless clutch for those special evenings out E.g A YSL Clutch

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T-Styled Me Zara Silk Patterned Pant trousers

10. A funky coloured fun bag like the Philip Lim Pashli 

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Photos: Internet (Pinterest) and some are mine

Right, so back to reality … Designer bags are beautiful but they come with hefty price tags. I think if you have means to be spoilt with a couple then that’s wonderful but I also think reasonable priced handbags make just as stylish accessories that can sometimes look rarer than a coveted designer brand bag!

T-Styled Me tips for buying handbags

(a) Stick to your budget (b) Make sure the quality is reputable and it’s practical enough to use and (c) Have fun expressing yourself trough handbags! Try maintaining a variety of colours, styles and designers in your collection to get the maximum looks out of your outfits.

Tien xo

My New Squeeze from Paris: The Celine Trio Bag in Magenta Red

You know how some guys are into their cars, computer games or others are obsessed with collecting the latest tech gadget and once they get their hands on it, getting their attention is harder than prying a smackos out of a dog’s mouth? Well, I was kind of like that this weekend with the newest handbag in my collection: My very first Celine! I was spoilt courtesy of my girlfriends with this generous birthday gift that I picked up in Paris last weekend. Blog readers, may I introduce to you my newest perfect partner in life, I mean, handbag …

Celine Trio Bag Magenta Red regular small

We’re currently in the honeymoon phase; I’ll admit I’m definitely the more clingy one in the relationship. But this kind of happens when you’ve been dreaming about having someone like this in your life: vibrant, photogenic, sentimental, practical and most of all, doesn’t give me headaches from heavy baggage (It also doesn’t hurt if they’re romantically French either!) We’ve been inseparable all weekend long… This is just a sneak peek for now as my trio will be surely making more appearances soon xx

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Photos by Me and Kylee

Outfit Details

  • Old Topshop knit
  • Old Zara Slouchy Trouses (new season’s here)
  • Celine Trio Bag (In Stores, Similar here)
  • Old Dune Tan Flats (Similar here)

Thanks to all my gfs for such a gorgeous Parisian keepsake for my birthday. I hope you guys have a great week ahead. Bring on the Bank Holiday already I say!

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