Choosing a handbag on a budget

I don’t believe you have to spend a lot of money on a great handbag or clutch, you just have to be smart about choosing the right one! The biggest telltale sign of an inexpensive bag is cheap hardware! Trust me, nothing cheapens a bag faster than shiny buckles, flimsy studs and zips plastered all over it. Hardware is something you cant fake, so if you’re purchasing a bag on a budget, simply choose a one with either less hardware or make sure the finer details that look high quality. One of the best signs of quality is how the zipper opens and closes. The zipper should glide smoothly!  

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  • • Not long now! 6 weeks till he swaps Melbourne for Italy to marry the woman of his dreams 👰🏼 But first.... We needed to get his Florence / travel wardrobe point👌🏻• #personalstylist #personalstylist #travelwardrobe #smartpacking #wearwhatmakesyoufeelgood #onpoint
  • • HOW TO LAYER UP • Its deep in to that trans-seasonal time of year when we have no clue what to expect one hour from the next and If you live in Melbourne you MUST know how to nail the art of layering to combat our 4 seasons in one day.... Layering is simply the art mastering the right combinations and I promise it isn't actually as hard as you think. Just follow these simple rules to make life that wee bit easier. Pic via @magic_fox • Your base pieces need to look great as a stand alone piece
• Make most layers light in weight
• Layer from thin to thick
• Keep thick knits, coats or jackets as the very outer layer
• Add a pattern or texture for interest
• Don’t forget your head, neck, feet & hands. Accessories are a great way to keep warm and add that extra element of style
#outfit #mensstyling #styletips #melbourne #weather #personalstylist #layering #nailed #transseasonal #fashion #wearwhatmakesyoufeelgood #dresswithconfidence #manstyle #mensfashion #layering
  • • This is literally my 3rd pair of the same white sneakers (plus I have a brand spanking new 4th pair awaiting in the wardrobe) Would definitely be the most worn item in my wardrobe, but I like them looking fresh & white, hence the multiple pairs 😂 Does anyone else buy multiples of their favorite staple items? • #sneakers 👟 @witcheryfashion @cable_bay_vineyards #wearwhatmakesyoufeelgood #casualstyle #personalstylist #personalshopper #melbournestylist #newzealand
  • • 4 days in New Zealand Packing Post is now up in insta stories! If you miss it over the next 24 hours, look for my “Smart Packing” insta story highlights 😉 #SmartPacking #personalstylist #personalshopper #travel #howtopack #wearwhatmakesyoufeelgood
  • • Lunch today @casitamiro • Keep your eyes peeled for my “Smart Packing” insta story! It will be up in the morning 🙌🏻• #newzealand #waiheke #travel #goodfood #goodwine #goodcompany #personalstylist #casualstyle #wearwhatmakesyoufeelgood