What Your Handbags and Purses Say About Your Personality

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You may not be aware of it, but just like your shoes, your daily handbag choices reveal a lot about your individual style and your personality, too.

What’s your favorite go-to bag? Is it a tote, a crossbody, or that pricey but really trendy purse you got last month?

Before you grab that purse, read this post, and learn what you may be suggesting to your peers and everyone else, with the bag you are carrying.

1. Powerful Women Tote Bags

Structured totes like the Birkin are favored by powerful women. Because they usually come in very timeless styles and colorways, women who carry totes are viewed to have a classic and sophisticated taste.

You most likely go for neutral-colored pieces and veer away from trends that come as easily as they go. Image is very important to you and looking presentable and polished is a must wherever you go.

Structured totes like the Birkin are favored by powerful womenKris Jenner carrying a Birkin in Beverly Hills on September 17, 2013; Gwyneth Paltrow with a Jason Wu Jourdan Tote at LAX on October 30, 2013

Our budget-friendly picks that you can buy for $10 at ShoeDazzle:

Affordable burgundy and black tote handbagsLeft: Bray Tote in Burgundy, $10; Right: Rye Tote in Black, $10

2. Fabulously Trendy Bags

If your style icons include the Olsen twins, Olivia Palermo, and Alexa Chung, then you are most likely a trendsetter.

You keep up to date with every designer’s capsule collection and probably have an iPhone app that notifies you of the latest “what’s currently trending in fashion” tidbits.

You are not afraid of trends and, in fact, think that you can probably rock all of them – from high-fashion backpacks to even the quirkiest-looking clutches.

Olivia Palermo looking chic with a vintage-looking backpackOlivia Palermo looking chic with a vintage-looking backpack in Tribeca on June 5, 2013

Our budget-friendly picks from ShoeDazzle:

Two recommended ShoeDazzle handbagsLeft: Beau + Ashe Bristol, $10; Right: Toulouse Handbag, $10

The Crossbody Lover

Fresh and hip, crossbody bags are the top choice of the younger crowd who prefer a more relaxed look. Crossbody bag lovers prefer comfort over anything else and enjoy the easy-breezy, hands-free style of this bag.

You most likely love dressing preppy, bohemian, and sometimes a little quirky, too. And like Daniela Ramirez of Nany’s Klozet, you probably have at least one item in your closet that features the hipster mustache.

Fashion blogger Daniela Ramirez with an eye-catching Olivia + Joy crossbody bagFashion blogger Daniela Ramirez with an eye-catching Olivia + Joy crossbody bag

Our budget-friendly picks from JustFab:

Affordable JustFab crossbody bags that we loveTop: Grafton in Green, $10; Bottom: Tiffin in Yellow, $10

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