What Color Handbag Goes With Everything?

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Capsule wardrobes are a big thing. A capsule wardrobe is made up of 15-20 complementary clothing pieces that allow you to mix and match to make different outfits. These items are classics that will not go out of style, and are primarily neutrals.

Capsule wardrobes have become very popular. It is less stressful to put an outfit together if everything matches, and it’s much more cost-effective and less wasteful.

Rather than having a different handbag for every outfit, pick a handbag or two that goes with everything.

But the question is – what color handbag goes with everything?

In this article, we are going to look at handbag colors that will go with your entire wardrobe, as well as take a look at some different styles of handbags that are multi-purpose and functional.


What Color Handbag Goes With Everything?

There are a few handbag colors that will go with everything… but it will depend on what YOUR ‘everything’ is.

First thing you need to do is to figure out which of the versatile colors we’re going to feature will be the right color to go with your wardrobe items.

Go stand in front of your clothes closet and open the doors. What colors do you see? Is it mostly black and grey, earth tones, bright colors or pastels and muted shades? This is going to make a difference because no one bag color will be the right for everyone as their ‘goes with everything’ go-to handbag color.

We are going to take a look at some great colors that are versatile enough to go with different outfits. But keep reading because we are also going to go over which of these colors are not suited to your ‘everything’ depending on what you have in your wardrobe.


1. Black

Now of course black is a solid choice because it’s neutral and because of its versatility and the fact that it goes with almost everything.

Though a black handbag can be casual, it’s one of the best handbag colors if you are looking for something  for a professional or formal environment.

Black can be the most versatile color for you if you tend to have a lot of ‘bits of black’ in your wardrobe and accessories like shoes, boots and belts. If your wardrobe is predominantly black, then a black handbag is a no-brainer.

That said, if you don’t have a lot of black in your closet, one of the colors below might be better as your “goes with everything” color.

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2. Brown/Tan

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Now if there is not a lot of black in your wardrobe, and most of your clothing items are warm or earthy colors, a tan/brown bag is probably the most versatile color for you.

It even goes with black!

There are different colors of brown/ tan from saddle tan to a deep cognac. So which brown you choose will depend on how dark or light not only your overall wardrobe is, but your accessories and shoes as well.

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3. Taupe

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Taupe is a neutral color that varies from light to dark and warm to cool. It’s a little bit tan, but a little bit grey. It can go well with both warm and cool colors, not to mention black, too.

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4. Green

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Green is not technically a neutral color. But it can be, depending on the color and shade of green.

An olive green handbag  is a good choice for a wardrobe in earthy tones.

A sage green handbag  is great for a spring and summer pastel wardrobe.

On the other hand, if you have either a lot of dark saturated colors or bright saturated colors in your wardrobe, a dark emerald green handbag  will look amazing.

A wardrobe with bright, saturated colors does not go well with a muted colored bag, like sage or taupe. However taupe, unlike sage green, can work with darker saturated colors, like navy, dark greens, burgundy and of course black.

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What Type of Bag Goes With Every Outfit?

While color is important, so is the style of bag. You want something that is functional for more than one occasion.

What type of bag goes with every outfit will be a different answer for different people, depending on what function you need your bag to perform.

Making sure you get the most wear out of your bag is important if you are trying to minimize your ‘stuff’ and want to save money. A well-made handbag is a good investment because it’s something you are going to use almost, if not every day.

Leather lasts longer than a lot of other man-made materials. That said, a bag made from a sturdy nylon fabric can also go the distance, but it’s more casual.

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If you’re looking for a bag that goes from the office to a weekend at the cottage, a larger tote will not only have the room for things like laptops and lunch bags, but also water bottles, a first aid kit and sunscreen.

For smaller everyday items, like a phone and charger, notebook and pens, change purse, hairbrush and a cosmetic bag, etc. you can opt for a medium sized handbag. The handbag that’s right for you will depend on your overall style.

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For those times you don’t want to be lugging around a bunch of stuff you don’t need, having a small handbag for essentials, like keys, money, phone, credit cards and maybe a lipstick, just makes life easier.

Pro Styling Tip: For the ultimate in versatility, a bag with a detachable shoulder strap can completely change the look of your handbag and turn it from a shoulder bag into a satchel or even a clutch!


Conclusion

Your bag that goes with everything, both the color and the style, may be very different from someone else’s. When looking for a handbag that goes with everything for you, choose the color based on the colors in your own wardrobe.

Choose the style of bag according to your lifestyle and your fashion esthetic.

Written by Kayla Young

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