Mini bags: fashion-forward or impractical garbage?
Mini bags have taken Instagram by storm, but are they practical or are they only good for an Instagram outfit shot?
If you want an eye-catching outfit, then a mini bag is the way to go. Bags are a really great way to tie a look together, but wearing a striking mini bag will make you look bang on-trend.
There are pros and cons when it comes to mini bags; on one hand, they make you stand out from the crowd and tie your outfit together, but on the other hand, you can't fit a lot in them.
Where did this trend start?
This trend has trickled down from designer brands such as Dior and Hermés, but whilst designer brands have their high price tag, high street brands follow but at a fraction of the price. You can buy a mini-bag from brands such as Missguided, Pretty Little Thing and Boohoo.
Is it even a trend if one of the Kardashians hasn't been spotted wearing it?
Kylie is pictured here looking effortless in her all-pink look. Wearing an outfit with just one tone of colour is an easy way to look effortless in an Instagram shot. So, grab your nude two-piece outfit and pair it with a little bag and you are ready to go for your brunch date.
NBA stars such as Carmelo Anthony are also fans of this trend, This Burberry toiletry bag may be subtle, but this look is bursting with colour. The Burberry bag makes it more inclusive for men to follow the trend, as trends should be for all genders.
So what can you fit actually in a mini-bag?
Well, the answer is not very much, but that doesn't mean that they're pointless. Just throw your shades on your head to look like you just got out the plane, and put your phone in your bag, ditch your purse—Apple Pay is the go-to now.
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To conclude we would say mini bags are definitely fashion-forward and with lots of celebrities loving the trends, how could it not be? We have delved into what can we actually fit in there, and the truth is not much, not much at all. But fashion isn't always meant to be practical, it's meant to catch your eye and make you think WOW. So why not forget about practicality and delve into this fab new fashion trend.