Are you a serious follower of Mia Mia Mine on Instagram? Or a huge fan of Macy Stucke too? Then you have probably seen how they take accessorizing very seriously when it comes to dressing up their looks, right? Or rather, have you looked at the fashion crowd by the streets? Clearly, the chain-strap bag is trending. Wear this cross-body style, crumple up the chain, and carry it short handled or simply drape over your shoulder, and voila!
By now, you should probably know how much I emphasize on the value that accessories add to your whole look. Not only do they help to finish up a look but also help to attract attention to your look. This is why whenever you are going for accessories; consider getting the best ones only!
And if you are not yet convinced about getting accessories, then these tips will help you know your signature accessory.
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Accessories could be all sorts of shoes, bags, jewelry, scarves, gloves, belts, eye wear like sunglasses and even head wear like head wraps, hats and caps. This just means that you have such a ton of ideas to pick your accessories from. And what’s even more exciting about a great accessory is that it is as durable thus will grow old with you!
Maria Vizuette of Mia Mia Mine and Macy Stucke of Stucke on Style will show you how a great bag can speak volumes about your look. Not only can it polish up any laid back look but it can also portray glamour and class so instead of having millions of worthless bags, try to invest in getting a great bag what will serve you all time long! The two fashionistas cherish the chain-strap bag like crazy no wonder they inspired my love for the chain-strap bag too!
The chain-strap bag, sometimes called, the chain-sling bag is a small bag, usually in the form of a clutch. Its versatility comes with the fact that it can be carried along the shoulders for a laid back finish while it can also be carried as a clutch bag for a more edgy vibe. What a bag to behold! Forget about the handbags!
That’s why when Damaris’ Beauty Parlour and Accessory Shop approached me for a collaboration, I right away said YES! For a local store, I love how diverse Damaris’ is; offering beauty services like makeup application, facials, manicure and pedicure while at the same sells all sorts of gorgeous beauty products and accessories! One hell of a service place for ladies like us, right?
I received a chain-strap bag from Damaris’ which at first sight; tells you the kind of place it comes from! Very glamorous!
I love this chain-strap bag not only for its neutral beige color but also for the golden chain! Oh my! Beige and gold actually exude class. Apart from that, it is always good to get a neutral colored bag which can blend well with all sorts of outfits. In the past, I’ve had too much bags in black or camel that proved to be as neutral but to break away from my normal color routine, I went for this beige chain bag.
The chain-strap bag is also made from leather and I’m sure we all know how leather can be such a great fabric for not only shoes but also bags.
Leather proves to be very easy to handle. I mean, it is so easy to clean up the leather bag so instead of soaking it up and actually washing it, you just have to wipe it clean with a soaked piece of cloth. And when it catches stains, the easiest ways to remove this is by adding little drops of white vinegar to your piece of cloth before wiping the stain off. White vinegar is ideal as a basic homemade leather cleaner. It is perfect for regular cleaning and maintaining the health of the material. Meanwhile, lemon juice mixed with cream of tartar is also excellent for removing stains.
To keep your leather supple, a mixture of one part white vinegar to two parts linseed oil can be applied with a soft towel. Let it rest for 12 hours and then buff the leather.
How easy, right?
While teddy coats jam the streets,
While power suits take over streets,
While big, boxy blazers are everyone’s crush,
While monochromatic swag is everywhere,
Chain bags are also ideal! And what we all need! They can be rocked to the streets, to the beach, to a date or even to school!
So what are you waiting for?
TO ORDER YOUR CHAIN BAG FROM DAMARIS’
(Delivery is done all around Kenya)
Most importantly, the way you hold your chain-strap bag speaks volumes about your overall personality;
- You simply drape it over your shoulder and let it swing freely, then you aren’t so concerned with the way their purse looks, but rather, want to carry it in away that is so practical and easy for you to access. I do this!
- You hold it in your hand, or rather, carry it short-handled, then you are subconsciously calling attention to the importance of your career.
- You carry it cross-body style, then you are actually telling a sign of your temperament. I mean , a woman who wears keeps her chain-strap bag in front or behind of your body may be feeling cautious, shy or defensive.
- You wear the shoulder bag close to your body, then you are likely to be pragmatic and more concerned with function than appearance, yours and the bag’s.
Anyway, what do you think about owning a chain-strap bag?
Or do you already have one?
How much do you love it?
Please share your thoughts with me below…
Disclaimer: This is a collaboration between Dalene Ekirapa and Damaris’ Beauty Parlour and Accessory Shop. The words are the author’s own: Dalene Ekirapa’s while the chain bag is courtesy of Damaris’.