Would You purchase a White Purse?

There has been a stable general inclination towards all-white everything recently. first came the rampant white sneakers. In fact, I was inspired enough by my pal double-timing a pair between college casuals and work suits to get one myself, quickly having them muddied and soiled and vowing to never get a pair again.

Then came the all-white outfits courtesy of the K’s and H’s of the celeb set (not recommended for those of us with broad undersides. I speak from experience).

A easy white button-down has possibly been the only item of the color that survived in my closet without degenerating into the “before” picture of tide commercials (a couple of tiny gravy stains shouldn’t count, right?).

My point is, as much as we all adore the look of something in white, it’s not for those of us with a penchant for gravy, juice, or coffee and living somewhere with the smallest traces of dirt, grime, mud, rain, or sabbia. Basically, that includes everybody on planet Earth.

And yet, in defiance of this, the trend towards everything in white is well in place. Now, it’s understandable if you wouldn’t want to choose a posh leather jacket or a pair of Yeezys in white best away, but do white purses have the ability to satiate our desire for this particular color (or, well, a lack thereof)? I can already think of the looks of horror on your faces, and yes, on first thought (and probably on the second and third as well), white bags can seem like bad news. given that there is a real possibility of the white handles being stained from the sweat and oils on your hand literally just by holding the bag, “babying” takes on an entirely new implying when it concerns this shade. Plus, you can forget the idea of pairing it with denim. Or setting it on many surfaces. Or keeping it on a shelf even remotely in proximity to purses of any other color.

Dior medium Diorama Flap Bag
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Therefore, if your reaction to “would you purchase a white purse” is to slowly back off, turn around and run as fast as you can in the opposite direction, I wouldn’t blame you. and yet, just picture the plain white button-down (or for you, sneaker-heads out there, the Air force 1 ’07). depending on how you style it, it can look casual or formal, bold and glamorous, or quiet and unassuming, and will always remain unfailingly stylish. If your purse could do that (and given that it isn’t yet another black bag), would you take the chance? Well, here are a few ways you can incorporate a white handbag into your wardrobe (and possibly even your daily rotation!):

Waterproof your bag

This thread does a terrific job of discussing and recommending valuable suggestions for maintaining your white purse (and pretty much any other purse). Still, we’re all many familiar with the basics – use moisturizer regularly, use waterproof and color-guard sprays, and don’t take it out in the rain. pro tip: refrain from using baby wipes as much as possible because they include oils that can stain your light-colored purse or glue much more dirt on it.

Pair outfits sensibly

We know that freakish color transfers aren’t uncommon in white or light-colored purses, but making a few conscious outfit choices really goes a long way, like substituting your dark denim with lighter-colored ones and remembering to not store them in a way that they touch other purses and/or prone-to-leaking-colors paraphernalia. Can white be an all-season color, then? Assolutamente! It’ll compliment your floral summer dresses and winter season trench coats with gusto. Bonus? having a crisp white purse on an all-black fall ensemble is bound to generate excitement amidst a sea of monotonous black bags!

Invest in a “good” white purse

It’s probably a marketing ploy made by big brands, but there’s no doubt that purchasing designer does imply getting better quality, at least in certain cases. and just like the issue with suede that I pointed out here, white handbags are thought to be risky purchases. Hence, many people tend to buy, if at all, the fast-fashion, poorer quality versions, getting stuck in a vicious circle of blame and negativity. If you’re searching for a white purse that’s resilient and less likely to disintegrate, do your research. Unless you’re purchasing a white suede bag. then may God help you.

Don’t limit yourself to one type of leather. Or leather at all, for that matter

True, the most beautiful luscious white pebbled calfskin or lambskin is also the most delicate variety out there, and unless you plan to use it sparingly, it’s probably a good idea to steer clear of them for this color choice. On the other hand, this is one of those colors that’ll really fix up the look of other types of leather. A sharp white Prada Saffiano Tote, for example, is the striking embodiment of a “Power Bag” and a terrific complement to tuxedoes. A patent leather, wipe clean Louis Vuitton Alma Vernis in Blanc, on the other hand, is a glamorous blend of feMinità e stile. Non ti piacciono i loghi? L’EPI NOE in bianco è praticamente indistruttibile! Hai voglia di un lembo? Un Chanel bianco in pelle di caviale è un classico resistente!

Detto questo, ci sono così numerosi materiali diversi là fuori ora in cui puoi ottenere una borsa bianca che sembra un peccato limitarsi alla solo pelle. Il nylon di Longchamp o Prada, Damier Azur di Louis Vuitton, o la tela ricamata di Chevron di Goyard e Goyard – le scelte sono praticamente infinite!

Louis Vuitton Love Lock Neonoe
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$ 1,950

Prada Saffiano Reedition 2005 TRUP ON BAG
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$ 2,305

Quando tutto il resto fallisce, ci sono ancora i professionisti

E questo è un altro motivo per cui dovresti ottenere la tua borsa bianca da una casa di moda di lusso: la borsa medspa e/o i servizi di pulizia dei marchi stessi, così come altri restauratori professionisti come la clinica Restory e Handbag Ripristina la borsa bianca al suo colore originale nel caso di macchie/danni che i rimedi domestici non avrebbero risolto.

Acquistare una borsa bianca e in realtà usarla è un’impresa coraggiosa. E se hai la pazienza e la capacità di assumerne uno e mantenerlo, sei praticamente abbastanza capace da gestire qualsiasi borsa là fuori. Sebbene numerose persone probabilmente non sarebbero d’accordo, direi che White è alla pari con il rosso quando si tratta di usarle come sfumature “neutrali”. Una borsa bianca ben mantenuta segnala eleganza, audacia e fiducia ed è ancora sorprendentemente versatile. E l’appello senza tempo che non si limita a una stagione particolare? Questa è solo la ciliegia in cima. Quindi, se sei annoiato con nero e marrone chiaro e sei alla ricerca di un incredibile neutro, non dimenticare di riconsiderare il bianco! Fino ad allora, mi accontenterò della mia valigetta di coccodrillo himalaya che mi consente di fingere convenientemente che la fuoriuscita di caffè su di essa fosse “totalmente implicita essere lì”.

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