Are you getting tired of your old purse(s)? We all know these moments… Time to make a decision!
Here are several options. You can:
- Keep your bag as it is … and save money. Not very exciting
- Get a new bag and forget money saving. Not money wise
- Find an exciting + money wise option
Let’s talk about option #3 which obviously sounds like the best one to many of us: what if you could re vamp, zest up and at the same time customize your purse without spending a dime?
To start with, grab your favorite scarf/scarves and your favorite purse. Then think about your day: will you hold your purse all day long? Will you have to put it on the ground? Do you intend to go shopping with elegance? Will you attend an event? In any case, time has come to dress up your bag. Below are a few ideas.
On all these photos, I am using silk scarves 36″x36″ or 30″x30″ which I fold either in a short band or a long ribbon before tying them with a large square knot or a bow. Remember that straps, buckles, zips (viva Longchamp and Lancel) are perfect places to tie a scarf !
One thing you want to remember: if you like a long flowing scarf, make sure it never trails on the ground. Before setting your bag down, just make a large bow with your scarf and it will be safe.
If you are looking for a bold look, you also have the option to totally wrap your purse in a scarf. This style will turn any old handbag into a stunning accessory: place your handbag at the center of your scarf. Grab the first two tips and tie them at the bottom of the handles. Do the same with the two other tips. No worries: you will still be able to access the (probably numerous) things which are inside your bag and that – like many other women – you need several times a day.
If you like the total scarf-bag look, you may also want to try to turn a scarf into a bag. This old tradition is an art in Japan. It is called “Furoshiki”. The video below will show you how to easily do it. All you need is a pretty large scarf … and a little training…
How do you customize your purses? Are you ready for the Furoshiki art? I’d love to hear from you.