To my dearest:
I bet by now, you will know of my fondness for small bags. I rave on and on about them. But, it wasn’t always this way. There was a time in life when I viewed them as impractical. I couldn’t see how I could fit everything I needed with a teeny tiny bag! I had so much I needed on a daily basis, a small bag just could not do it for me! Does this sound familiar to you? Are you like that too? Well, here’s 5 reasons to convince you why small bags are the way to go!
ONE. It ups your outfit’s look factor.
This is number one on the list, because let’s face it. Bags are used as an accessory to an outfit. It’s a statement as well. How it looks on you is the biggest factor. I’m not saying practicality can be thrown out the window. But, since how it looks is the biggest factor. We will have to admit that small bags have a certain appeal that larger bags do not have. There’s just this allure. It makes you look effortless and refined. It also accentuate your outfit more. I find that larger bags for the most part tend to distract attention from an outfit rather than compliment it. This holds even more true for petite girls such as myself. Larger bags tend to swallow your presence. Besides, it’s more proportional for us petites.
TWO. You can limit yourself to only essentials.
How much do you actually need? Have you ever thought about that? There’s a reason why people are often told to pack only what they need. Why? Because we always think we need more than what you need. A small bag will allow you to think twice on what you need. Because, well… you only have so much space. Plus, you’ll have much more freedom and better mobility when you carry around a small bag!
THREE. It’s puts less strain on your body.
Can we all admit that larger bags put strains on our bodies? Straps dig into your poor shoulders, no matter if you have leather padding on it or nightmare-esque hardware. Heck, your shoulders may even be unbalanced by now because you put so much strain over one shoulder. Or if you have a backpack to even the weight, you’re still wishing you can book that 8pm massage by the end of the day. Let’s not go on to mention those bags that only have handles and no straps! Your forearms are just so sore and you have dent marks all over them! The worst part? Part of your forearm may have lost blood circulation at some point during the day. Well I’m pleased to tell you. Your solution is that teeny tiny bag you once doubt you’ll ever need. Let’s give it a round of applause and proceed to finding that perfect small bag for you! (I’ll post a list of my favorite small bags in a later post for you all and link it here!)
FOUR. It’s easier to manage.
Remember that annoying moment when you dig inside your tote or big bag for something? You reach your hand in, and just keep trying to feel where that thing you’re looking for is! And well… you just spent a minute doing that, and now, your manicure is scratched by keys. When you use a small bag, you really don’t have to deal with this problem, because you will need to be organized in order to fit everything into it perfectly. This allows for easier management when you’re using it.
FIVE. It’s cheaper than bigger bags!
Isn’t this a winner right here?! This has got to be the best reason on the list right? Smaller bags are definitely less costly! And it has so many pros! It’s definitely budget friendly. What’s not to like about it?
I understand that what kind of bag you need day to day will be different. But, where there’s a will, there’s a way! There’s no perfect solution to everything in life. But there’s always compromises and work arounds. In my next post, I will give you my own special trick on how to effectively use a small bag as a busy city girl.
After reading my 5 reasons on why small bags are the way to go, are you convinced? What are your opinions on small bags? I’d love to hear from you! Leave a comment below!
Enjoy the little things in life! 😉 *wink wink*
For reference, I am 5 feet 2 inches. I typically wear XS/S or 0-4 for apparel and 6.5-7.5 for shoes.