Practical and Helpful Tips: Accessories

3 Easy Ways to Breathe New Life Into a Basic Handbag

Most women feel that bags are their best friend. That’s why most of us have the tendency to buy so many of them! While it might be a whole lot of fun to shop for handbags on a regular basis, you can actually take an old handbag and restyle it to turn it into a completely new bag. Don’t know how to do it? If you’re wondering how you can style your handbag to give it a fresh, fun, and flirty vibe to match all the different outfits you love to wear, keep on reading.

1. Make the Most of a Silk Scarf – One of our favorite methods for restyling an old bag involves that colorful silk scarf that’s been in your closet for quite some time now. In fact, this simple trick produces such impressive results that even high end designer brands have been leveraging it as well. The trick simply entails taking one of those colorful silk scarves and tying it around your handbag’s handles. Trying out different knots and braids can also add a whole new look to your bag with ease.

2.Restring an Old Chunky Necklace – If you’re like the rest of the female population, you probably have a plethora of chunky bracelets and necklaces in your closet. If you have one that you don’t really see yourself using as an accessory too often anymore, you can restring it to restyle your bag. Simply take a bunch of those large colored beads and restring them to form a single, long line. Remember, it’s always better to work with bigger, chunkier beads. Just tie it around the handles on your handbag and dangle them like a keychain to add a touch of character to your basic bag.

3. Make Use of Inexpensive Studs – The humble metallic stud is probably one of the biggest trends in women’s fashion these days. From belts, to boots, sandals, and everything in between, studs have been used to breathe a touch of edgy flair to lots of different types of clothing. So because they are so popular, it has become tremendously easy to find them in different craft supply stores. To get the most of these studs, just experiment with placement and find out what works best for your bag. You can also experiment with different placement patterns and find out what works best with your bag’s specific structure, style, and silhouette.

You don’t really need to buy too many handbags just to have a different style for your outfits. So go ahead and try any of these nifty hacks to find out how you can turn an old basic handbag into a completely new piece without having to spend too much.

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