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3 Easy Ways to Breathe New Life Into a Basic Handbag

They say that bags are a woman’s best friend. This is why many women feel the need to keep on buying bags, even going as far as creating a complete collection! But while it might feel fun and satisfying to go shopping for handbags, you can actually style a single basic handbag in several different ways to make it look like a completely different bag every time you use it. Don’t know how to do it? Find out what you can do to restyle your handbags with these three easy methods.

1. Tie a Scarf Around It – That colorful silk scarf that’s been gathering dust in your closet can do a lot for the way your bag looks. In fact, this simple trick produces such impressive results that even high end designer brands have been leveraging it as well. To leverage the style, simply take a patterned silk scarf and tie it around one of the bag’s handles. You can also try out different knots, braids, and wrapping techniques to achieve a different look with each use.

2. Create a Chunky Bead Chain – Most women have collections of chunky necklaces and bracelets in their closets even if they don’t necessarily use them all the time. Now, if you’ve stopped rotating this accessory and you’re looking for a new way to use those colorful chunky beads, then you can try repurposing it for your handbag. All you need to do is restring the beads to turn them into a long line. Keep in mind that chunky mismatched beads always work best. 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. Buy Inexpensive Fashion Studs -These days, the humble metallic stud has earned a place as one of the most popular trends in women’s fashion. These small, inexpensive metallic bits are used to decorate everything from belts, to boots, and even the shoulders on tops. So because they are so popular, it has become tremendously easy to find them in different craft supply stores. To add some oomf to your bag’s look, just take some metal studs and place them around the rims of the bag’s opening. You can also experiment with different placement patterns and find out what works best with your bag’s specific structure, style, and silhouette.

While it is fun to collect handbags, you don’t really need to buy too many of them just to have something to suit your different outfits. So use these simple tricks to discover new ways you can enjoy that old and outdated handbag.

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