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3 Fun Ways to Style a Basic Handbag

Most women feel that bags are their best friend. That’s why we feel the need to hoard so many! But as fun as it might be to go shopping for brand new handbags whenever you get the chance, there are things you can do to restyle a basic handbag to make it look completely new. Don’t believe us? Keep on reading to find out three of our favorite ways to restyle an old basic handbag.

1. Tie a Scarf Around It – There’s a lot you can do with that colorful silk scarf that’s been in your closet for years. In fact, this simple styling trick has gotten such great reception all around the globe that even designer brands have started following suit. To try the style out for yourself, just take that old silk scarf and tie it around the handles of your bag. You can also try out different knots, braids, and wrapping techniques to achieve a different look with each use.

2.Restring an Old Chunky Necklace – If you’re like the rest of the female population, you probably have a plethora of chunky bracelets and necklaces in your closet. If you have one that’s fallen out of your regular accessory rotation, you can use it to restyle your bag. Simply take a bunch of those large colored beads and restring them to form a single, long line. Remember, it’s always better to work with bigger, chunkier beads. Then tie one end to one handle on your bag, and you’ve got yourself a funky, fab bag chain.

3. Buy Inexpensive Fashion Studs – One of the biggest trends in women’s fashion is the stud. From belts, to boots, sandals, and everything in between, studs have been used to breathe a touch of edgy flair to lots of different types of clothing. And because they’re so popular, it has become really easy to find DIY studs that you can easily stick on to your own clothes and items to give them that edgy, rocker appeal. To start out, you can try aligning them along the edges of the opening of your bag to find out how they work with the style and structure of your handbag. You can also try littering them across the body and in specific patterns over the material of your bag to achieve a different style.

That humble handbag in your closet presents a lot of potential to becoming a versatile fashion piece you can use for any occasion. Just try out these nifty tricks and breathe new life into an otherwise old and basic handbag.

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