Of pure essence, the color white represents goodness, light, and innocence; but as dainty and delicate as the color is, it can also make quite a strong statement, representing a successful beginning.
The beauty of wearing this color is that it can say many different things, depending on how you want to flaunt it; and a bright white handbag is a perfect way to shout out which look you want to represent.
However, sometimes just the bag itself is not enough. Here is a list of ideas that will help inspire you to create a new style!
- Jingles & Dangles
You can add a keychain with your white bag to take it to another level. Anything from small charms, to pompoms, and mini plushies will do the trick to complement your style! It’s not a new and unique way of styling a purse but it might be more than enough to give a fresh look to the favourite bag you’ve been using.
- Stud Your White Bag
Don’t think that studs are only for that punk rock style; you can use them to create simple styles and patterns. With the variety of sizes, shapes, and colours, you can create many designs with studs! To start your studying adventures, decide on the perfect shape of studs suitable for your white bag: dome, baguette, pyramid, spike or flat. Then start placing the studs evenly. If you want to save some time by gluing the studs on to the fabric, find studs without prongs, although they might fall right off after a few weeks of use.
- Tie Me Up
You can make your white bag really stand out by tying a scarf or bandana around it. The simple but effective touch of color is sure to bring attention your way! Add a floral scarf to your cheeky little bag and make it a classic. Or if you carry around a boxy shaped bag, wrap the scarf around the top handle.
- Chains Can Be Exciting
Chains are a subtle way to spruce up your look! They can be attached across the body of your bag, or even woven through the straps. If you’re feeling daring, try adding more than one!
- Patch Me Up
If you’re particularly crafty, you can add embroidered patches to give your white bag a unique touch. There is a multitude of designs to choose from, but simple, iron-on ones will work perfectly!
- Shine Bright Like A Diamond
If diamonds are a girl’s best friend, then there’s no reason why you can’t add them, or any other gem to your bag. Dazzle the world with your white bag encrusted with emeralds, rubies, diamonds, sapphires or pearls.
- The Artsy Look
If you’re an artist or can create simple patterns, then another way to quite literally mark that white handbag as yours is to draw or paint on it. Just remember to wait for it to dry so it doesn’t smudge!
- Let It Whip
Liven up your bag and show the people around you that you’re having fun, by adding plain or coloured tassels to your design! If you really want to be unique, feather tassels will give your white bag a softer look.
- The Musician
Guitar straps are perfect add-ons for large white bags, and there are many different designs to suit your style! Perhaps you could even get a few to colour coordinate with various outfits.
- Pin Me
Often overlooked is the addition of pins to your bag. Although too many can make your bag look bulky, just adding a few can create a subtle design, add a little personality and overall look great! However, think twice before piercing if you’re too concerned about waterproofing.
- Needles & Thread
If you’re talented at sewing, try adding some buttons to the design to give your plain white a bit of flavour! If you’re feeling frisky, perhaps you could embroider an image or shape, too.
- La Délicate
Another use for a scarf is to wrap it around the handles of your bag to give it a dainty, more feminine look. Whether it’s just one or both handles, it is sure to look stylish! Just go with a classic silk scarf and bring a dose of coolness to your personality.
If you have the time and patience for it, threading beads onto your white bag can really make a difference in its quality, and you can create some very intricate designs! If you’re short of ideas in this regard, go to the good old Pinterest and rejoice.
- The Stripper
Add strips of duct tape to create your own patterns. It’s easy and effective; and if you get bored with the design or don’t like it, you can remove it and try something else! The possibilities are endless!
- The Swap n’ Go
Swap your straps to a different material for a change of pace. Ropes, leather, and chain are usually the go-to choices, though you can experiment with other materials. Depending on how you’ve dressed or the occasion you’re attending or the person you’re meeting up, swap around your handbag straps and let them be impressed.
Add some glitter to make your look really shine! There are plenty of different colours you can choose from; and if you’re really crafty, you can use stencils for different patterns and shapes to really make your bag glow!
And finally, add some charms to your chain for a cute decoration that’ll have everyone wishing they had thought of that! Whether they’re small and delicate, or bolder, it will surely be a hit!
Now that your bag is suitably stylish, there is just one more thing you need to do if you truly want to make a statement; coordinate it with your outfit. It’s no use having a great bag if you don’t have a killer outfit to go with it! Light, pastel colors complement a white bag well, as do earthy tones. Loud colors don’t do so well with the color, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t pull it off; so, do some experimenting to see what works.
With plenty of inspiring ideas for you to consider, making a statement with your white bag has never been easier. You could even combine a few of the ways that stand out most to really make your bag shine, but that is up to you to decide. Whatever your choice, you are bound to rock your new look with your white bag; so, what are you waiting for? It’s time to get out there and show the world what you’re made of!
Tony Kantzavelos is the owner of LoveYourTailor. Specializing in clothing alterations and tailoring since 1986. He loves customizing his relatives’ clothes and enjoys sharing his knowledge with anyone interested.