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Attack of the Mini Bags!

by Bunny Fayne |

Mini Chic Bag - Aqua

When certain fashion trends start picking up speed in the popularity department and the trend is one that seems to go counter with your own personal preferences, it’s easy to be dismissive at first. Take the case of the mini bag, which has emerged as THE bag to have this season. Those who worship at the altar of the oversized bag may eschew what they view as a teeny, tiny, impractical handbag wannabe.Mini Chic Bag - Pastel Pink

After all, that nagging need to lug around every item you own in case of whatever imagined emergency might befall you is a habit that is hard to give up. Taking a deep breath, and just a moment or two to reassess your notion of what defines a true necessity is the first step toward the inevitable embracing of the mini bag.Mini Chic Bag - Aqua

How can we be so sure that you will see the light and come over to the “small side” you ask? The answer is a simple one. No one, we repeat, no one, needs nearly as much stuff as they convince themselves they do. If you need further proof of this point, get a gander at how many Tiny House shows are currently on television.Mini Chic - Silver

Let’s tackle the issue of stuff just to get it out of the way. Mini bags are actually the perfect size, in that they leave just enough space for you to stash your essential items. Reminding yourself of what the true definition of essential is will help you to put things in proper perspective. One of the most fabulous things about mini bags is how easily and stylishly they transition from day to night. At one time or another every woman has been in a crowded bar or restaurant and realized that the behemoth bag on their shoulder is not only detracting from their look, it’s burdensome to boot.Mini Chic Bag - Baby Blue

Choices are not a problem, as mini bags come in so many different styles, shapes, and colors, there is an option for everyone. And unlike their oversized sisters, they are elegant and ladylike thanks to their petite size. Seen on the runways of Chanel, Fendi, Miu Miu, Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, Tory Burch, Phillip Lim, Michael Kors, Kate Spade, Chloe, Stella McCartney and more -- there are different looks from each designer using the mini bag trend. Just so we can take a moment for a little flash back to the not particularly distant past we should let you know that Fendi has joined the craze and put out a micro baguette bag. How retro Sex and the City with a tiny twist is that?

“Make it your habit not to be critical about small things.” Edward Everret Hale

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