Just like the little black dress, the black handbag is the hero piece of every woman's wardrobe. Black handbags bring their signature style to every trend, occasion and taste, they are the quintessential classic that'll stay chic forever. Stuff yours with everyday essentials and carry it always, or save it for special occasions with a cocktail dress.
The definitive black handbag is simple and understated, a chic accessory that you can pick up in a hurry or add subtly to any outfit. Black handbags with a shoulder strap are the ultimate wardrobe staple. Carry yours with everything from jeans and a t-shirt to a shirt dress for work. For a modern update, pick a bucket bag or a tote - the chic shape of the fashionista. Carry yours with a refined outfit such as tailored trousers and an oversized boyfriend jacket, or use it to style up a t-shirt dress and ballet flats.
Although they're the time honoured staple, black handbags don't have to stay strictly traditional. Look to subtle details to work your personality into the style. Coloured lining, contrasting fabric panels and metal hardware all bring a bit of life to the plain black handbag. Use accessories to add a further twist to yours; designer keyrings and scarves are a great personal touch. Look to interesting shapes for a further modern feel. The rucksack is the perfect accessory for an urban streetwear vibe, wear yours with mom jeans and a cropped t-shirt.