There was a time when a purse was the main way women chose to accessorize. It was practically a right of passage to becoming a proper woman. But today, one trend has some women finding good reasons to ditch the purse forever. Some of those reasons include, but are not limited to the following:
- Purses are easy to leave behind
- Purses can take up a hand for carrying
- Big purses are heavy and can contribute to back problems
- Women already have to carry diaper bags and laptop cases
- Multiple purses for fashion get expensive and a pain to pack and repack with necessities
There is so much going against the purse, it is a wonder that it was ever a thing. But it did serve the very important purpose of being the easiest and most obvious way for a woman to accessorize. Now that the traditional purse is going out of fashion, women are having to come up with different ways to establish their look.
The obvious replacement for the purse is the backpack and the messenger bag popular with laptop users. But those items are not particularly fashionable. They are very utilitarian. They are also something of a burden. So if you are looking for ways to accessorize without the burden, here are a few tips that will give you the look without the backache:
Nevermind global warming, the sun can be a big problem for we humans. It often breaks one of the first prohibitions from optometrists everywhere: Don’t shine bright lights in your eyes. Of course, they immediately break that prohibition every time you visit them. Then again, they are doctors. The sun has no such excuse.
That is why we all need a little protection from the sun from time to time. If you wear glasses because of less than perfect vision, you probably have those lenses that automatically get darker in the sunlight. If you don’t wear prescription glasses, you will likely have a pair of sunglasses for those times when you really need to see, but the sun is working against you.
Getting sunglasses that look good can be expensive. But never fear. There are plenty of women’s affordable designer sunglasses that keep you looking good and seeing well. Your eyes are an important part of communication, even if they’re shaded. Which is to say, the right eyewear with the right outfit can say as much as the eye alone.
Once, long ago, watches were only for men. That is because the perception was only men had things to do and people to see important enough to warrant tracking time. That was actually never true. And these days, we know it to be the lie it always was.
We also know that men have been using watches as fashion statements since they were invented. And watches are used for a lot more than keeping time. Did you know there is great gaming now on smartwatches?
Besides gaming, people are reading and sending messages, making reminders, and checking the weather from their wrist-worn computer. Both the watch and the strap are easy to change and use as a fashion accessory. You are already wearing the watch. And in the case of the Apple Watch, the bands are simple to swap out. So pick up a variety of bands and make your watch a part of your look.
Whether or not you carry a purse or a backpack, you will still find a way to carry a smartphone. Regardless of your smartphone of choice, there are likely a few cases from which to choose. Case-makers have learned that people don’t really use cases just for protection. They use them for personalization.
The great thing about smartphone cases is that they are inexpensive enough to have as many as you like. You can dress up your smartphone differently for every day of the week. You can even have a few really nice cases for more formal events where you will still need to pull it out from time to time. There is a strong case to be made for smartphone cases as fashion.
Whether with glasses, watches, or cases, there are plenty of ways to accessorize without the purse. Once your hands are unlimited, so too are your creative accessory possibilities.