Fashion Tips: Dos And Don'ts For Using A Silk Handbag

What to wear with a silk purse and how to clean and care for it. Also, fashion mistakes, hits and misses, and style suggestions for wearing a silk handbag.

When it comes to silk handbags there are a few things you don't want to do in order to be fashion conscious. There are actresses who think they're trendsetters by going against the fashion norm when in fact they're not.

While flaunting your classic silk handbag, you don't want to be wearing t-shirts, shorts, tank tops, jeans, anything casual or sporty, any garment that is made out of linen, gabardine, or your run of the mill cotton. Now there are silk handbags that are made to look fine with this type of clothing, but for the most part a classic silk handbag should be worn with clothes that shout style and class, not a faddish trend. You want your look to accent your silk handbag - not clash with it. You don't want to look unsophisticated or someone who is fashion challenged.

The best types of clothing to wear that will go with your classic silk handbag are party dresses or pant suits made out of silk, chiffon, polyester, rayon, satin, velvet, velveteen, and tapestry. There are some very expensive garments that are made out of exquisitely made cotton. A saleswoman in a high-end department store can help you pick out these outfits. You can also use your silk handbag to accent suits that are made out of

satin or silk.

You can also accessorize your handbag to perk up its appearance. Depending on if the closure is silver or gold will depend on what kind of pin or brooch you can use as an accessory. What works the best is a gold clasp with a gold pin and silver closure with silver pin. You can also use a pearl or diamond pin or cameo brooch as well. Experiment with your jewelry but make sure you don't use anything that looks too cheap. Also, make

sure you don't get the pin or brooch doesn't get caught on anything or the silk fabric will either snag or tear.

One of the do's for fashion on your silk handbag is to keep it clean at all times. The last thing you want is to be wearing a fabulous outfit only to have your appearance marred by a dirty handbag. The best way to keep your handbag clean is to store it in a fabric bag in a dresser drawer where dirt can't get to it as easily as it could if the bag were stored on a closet shelf.

When you're out and about, make sure you never put your handbag on the floor. Always rest it either in your lap, on the top of the table or on a chair. First make sure these surfaces are clean.

If your bag should get soiled, the best thing to do is take it to a dry cleaner that specializes in cleaning silk. Never use water on silk as it will spot and ruin the fabric.

Some people may say that silk handbags are out of style but that only depends on the design of the handbag. Classy silk handbags are a classic and never go out of style.

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