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How To Downsize Your Handbag

It’s no secret that bags this season are shrinking in size, which means that thanks to the wonderful world of fashion we’re going to have to toughen up and let some of our stuff go.

Now of course we know how hard it can be to downsize from our trusty gigantic carry-all that is filled with a bunch of stuff we probably haven’t gone through for months, but now is the time to go through it all and excitedly jump on board the smaller bag trend.

Because honestly, do you really need five lip glosses, three pairs of sunnies, a scarf and a bunch of random bits of makeup floating around at the bottom of your gigantic bag? We don’t think so. That’s why we’ve rounded up a few simple tips for you to help you transition to the smaller bag trend too.

(Unless of course you’re a mum, then you must keep your gigantic bag and fill it with random stuff for your baby. Heck, you might even need to buy another gigantic bag to go with it too - for more room. Soz.)



The hardest part about downsizing your bag, is having to throw things away. It’s hard enough having to cull through our wardrobes every few months, and a bag really isn’t that much easier. Although ask yourself, do you really need five lip glosses in very similar shades of beige? Maybe…but not all of them are essentials. Empty out the contents of your bag, throw everything on the ground and honestly ask yourself whether you use it all. Oh and don’t forget to throw out those dirty old shopping receipts that forever float around the bottom too. We all have those.

Ok, so you may not have the heart to throw out a bunch of your beloved handbag things, but you might have the heart to swap some stuff instead. It’ll be kind of like swapping your junk food for healthier options (that take up less space). Do you still have a gigantic wallet filled with cards you never use? Swap. Buy a new, smaller one and downsize. Do you carry a big tube of hand cream? Swap. Buy a travel sized version. Perfume bottle? Swap. Try a roller ball etc…

Buy, buy, buy! 
After you’ve thrown away all of the things you don’t use, swapped your junky contents (for healthier ones) you can reward yourself (for being so efficient) by buying a cute, smaller bag that's totally on trend. Until it’s time to change back to a larger version again – of course.

 Images: Pinterest; Words: Yadira Galarza Cauchi

Tell us, have you downsized your bag this season? Will you? Did you find it easy?

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