I used to be one of those girls with a massive tote bag and items inside for every occasion – so many in fact that I probably had the apocalypse covered.
And sometimes that’s useful but there is something liberating about travelling light and not having an aching shoulder. Plus, most problems can be solved with a (very small) debit card or friend with a massive handbag.
This season has seen some of the ultimate IT bags shrunk down smaller than before to create super luxurious micro bags. They are perhaps such a status symbol as you’re paying SO much for something so tiny and arguably impractical. But at least once you’ve spent all your money you won’t have much to put inside the mini handbag, right?!
In an ideal world the minimalist fashionista probably carries a purse, smartphone, key (not a massive bunch), possibly a travel pass, (although taxis are chicer) a lipstick and mirror.
I tried that. It didn’t cut it for everyday and I can’t live without my Kindle and iPod. But it’s an interesting exercise in travelling a little lighter – or as is evidenced by my personal microbag, which cost less than £50 from H&M, you can work out clever ways to cram lot of usefulness in a small space! Since photographing the real contents of my bag (no editing) I will be leaving the hairpins, slightly manky vial of foundation, some of the lipsticks and random gaming tokens at home!
Are you tempted to give this trend a go?