Ever have one of those days when you’re just not feeling fashionable? Sure you do. If you’ve ever caught a glimpse of your thrown-together outfit in a shop window and thought “did I honestly think tracksuit pants and a chiffon blouse would work?”, you’re not alone: sometimes, your wardrobe just lets you down.
So, for those days when you’re feeling as on-trend as Paris Hilton circa The Simple Life years, what’s the solution? Spoiler alert: it’s all in the accessories…
Colour = A Must
Jeans and tee combo looking a little drab and uninspiring? No problem. With the addition of deliciously-rich pink tones becoming one of the hottest trends for SS17, this is the perfect time to add a pop of colour to your look. We’ve got a serious case of heart-eyes for these styles from Radley and Guess…
If your outfit is feeling in need of some real TLC, we think a statement bag can transform it into something seriously sassy. Think bold embellishments, in-your-face colours and contemporary designs – just like these pieces from Salar and Loeffler Randall.
Add Some Jewellery
Outfit feeling a bit lacklustre? Jewellery is the answer: a beautiful necklace or stack of rings will instantly give your plain black dress a luxurious boost. Mix and match your metals for a modern look, or opt for some serious bling if you’re feeling daring: our favourites are these pieces from Missoma and Vivienne Westwood.
You’ve chosen your gorgeous designer handbag; it’s arrived, and it’s as perfect as you hoped it would be. But it’s got you thinking: how should you care for your handbag? Are there any tricks to keeping your new bag like-new for longer? Enter MyBag…
Ever wondered how to clean a leather handbag? Not sure how to store your new purse? We’re here to help. Take a look below at some of the most common handbag care queries, and keep your bags looking beautiful all year long!
How do I clean a leather handbag?
The first step to a clean leather handbag is brushing the fabric with a damp cloth; this gets rid of any surface stains quickly and efficiently. Once the leather is clean, use a soft dry towel to blot away any moisture, then allow the bag to dry in a room-temperature environment.
Where should I store a leather handbag?
Most importantly, keep your pieces out of the sunshine and in a cool, dry place where the fabric can breathe; this prevents the leather from drying out and cracking. If your bag came with a dust-bag, make sure to use it!
What happens if my suede handbag gets wet?
Suede and water never mix, even if prepped with a suede-protection spray. If your suede bag has got soggy in the rain, stuff it full of newspaper – this prevents the leather shrinking – and allow to dry after blotting away as much water as possible. Never apply direct heat to any wet leather – this will cause cracking and shrinking.
How can I prevent my metalwork and embellishments getting damaged?
Keeping studs, crystals, chains and locks scratch-free can be tricky. Whilst gentle knocks and dings are all part of usual wear-and-tear, when not using your bag, mold tissue paper around the metalwork to prevent scrapes and unsightly scratches.
Can you repair a scratched leather handbag?
Eek! You need to be especially careful with leather as it’s extremely difficult – if not impossible – to repair when damaged.
Help – my leather is really dry!
If you’re wondering how to rehydrate a dry leather handbag, you might need to moisturise the fabric with a specialist cream. There are oils, waxes and lotions which will all soften and rehydrate tired handbags – double check with us if you need help!
Will patent leather cause colour transfer?
Patent leather is much more durable than other types, but if it’s coloured, it may mark surfaces if not stored properly. Always keep patent leather in a dust-bag (or a pillowcase, if you’re short a dust-bag!), and try not to rest it against light-coloured fabrics.
Is it bad to hang my handbag by the handles?
Yes! Never store your bag by looping the handles over a doorknob or wardrobe door: this will damage the leather of the handle and misshape the bag.
The Christmas lights are on, the temperature is dropping and as we make any excuse to start celebrating the Christmas season, the daunting reminder of what gifts to buy descends on us. Alongside this task comes the risk of falling in love with a few items on the way, but with some of these bargains there’s really not much wrong with that. To ease your scrolling and assist your shopping, we’ve created a list of our favourite watch and jewellery picks this season to give you some winter shopping inspiration, whether it be for yourself, your loved one, or if yourself is your loved one.
1. Ted Baker
Ted Baker’s superior quality is always combined with a recognisably chic style, ensuring that every piece produced has the brand’s heart and personality woven into it. Ted Baker has always been a brand synonymous with affordable, high quality and on trend accessories resonating with those who have their own simplistic, distinct style.
Price x Cuteness = Necessity.
Cluse represents the beauty in simplicity, about being sophisticated and true to oneself. Creating timepieces that are about elegance and minimalism, Cluse brings a simplistic watch face with the option of an interchangeable strap so if you feel like adapting your look it’s more than easily done.
This modern marble effect face complements any look, the grey strap is timeless and perfectly accents any look.
Radley London has historically represented a luxurious, carefully-crafted style, with a uniquely British charm. The iconic bags are recently matched by the brand’s fun and quirky venture in to watches, check out the new collection here.
4. Olivia Burton
Olivia Burton is an iconic British accessories brand which pulls from a mix of vintage inspiration and catwalk trends, with hand illustrations referencing nature in collision with seasonal colour palettes. The brand’s expansion in to jewellery sees a modern take on vintage pieces, offering a statement wardrobe accessory.
5. Vivienne Westwood
Dame Vivienne Westwood is a British fashion icon with her orb as the ultimate designer staple. These jewellery pieces are an chic, subtle way to wear the luxury brand.
This Vivienne Westwood piece is every teen dream. Whether harking back to your youth dreams of rocking the Westwood orb, or gifting someone who you know would adore these, earrings are definitely a jewellery box staple.
6. Marc Jacobs
Marc Jacobs eminates legendary luxury style. The infamous tongue-in-cheek design stands out whether it be a loud statement item or a feature piece, view the full Marc Jacobs accessories collection with free delivery here.
The Missoma philosophy focuses on creating jewellery that is perfect for your everyday wardrobe. With each item combining precious gemstones and 18ct gold vermeil, their pieces are elegantly created with an edge in their innovative ability to mix and match any item from the collection.
Potentially the most hard-working item in your wardrobe, too long has the tote bag been
forgotten about. Here at MyBag we’d like to toast the bag that sees us though our day,
the bag that has carried everything from school books to gym kits. Yes, the tote is that
go to piece that needs no thought, something that goes with every outfit. But how well
do you know your totes?
The Best Friend
Meet your best friend. The bag that takes you everywhere. Filled with old receipts and
empty packets of chewing gum, this is the bag that fits your phone, wallet, keys, make
up bag, laptop, diary, and even an extra pair of shoes for those days when you
(mistakenly) attempt a heel.
It’s Saturday, you’re heading into town, ready for a day of shopping and lunch – what do
you take? The shopper tote is the cool younger sister of your everyday tote. Slouchier,
sleeker and a touch more playful, this is the bag that will take you from lunch to a
weekend away whilst still managing to fit your sneaky order inside.
For Ladies who Lunch
Do you want something a bit more luxe, something that oozes class? Step your game
up and try out a luxury tote with all the benefits of your everyday tote but just a touch
more sass. Fake it till you make it, this is that bag that will look great on one arm whilst
you drain your mimosa with the other.
Not ready to leave your mini bag behind and venture forward with an oversized tote?
Never fear, ease in with a mini tote – the perfect in-between. Generally slightly more
structured, imagine shrinking your favorite bag into a perfectly miniature size.