When does a wallet become more about an extension of your ‘style personality’ and less about a practical way to carry your cash and cards? For me, a wallet has always been more than a place to stash my cash.
A wallet isn’t just for carrying your cash and cards around anymore, wallets have evolved. These days wallets are sometimes used for carrying our phones, headphones, business cards, lippy and so much more.
Because they are on show so often they are also an extension of our personality and our style.
Choosing the perfect wallet for your needs and your budget can be a nightmare but here’s the thing, you can change your mind AND you can have several wallets. Uhuh, a collection of wallets ? Who would have thought!
Personally I have always been partial to a quality leather wallet, oh sure I dabbled with glo mesh back in 1984 and in 1986 I had a Velcro surfy wallet, who didn’t?! Did you?
These days I have several quality leather wallets (hello MIMCO) and a stack of ‘zip purses in varying sizes, colours and patterns. I don’t own one single wallet in black, they are all in colour. It’s kinda how I live my life…in technicolour.
Look there’s nothing wrong with playing it safe and having one wallet, or even having a black wallet, as long as it meets your means and is adaptable to all social outings…is yours?
I change my handbags daily and often I don’t actually walk out the door with a handbag. I choose to take a clutch or zippered purse. As long as it’s big enough to stash my phone and cards it’s happy days 🙂
There’s freedom in walking out with a small purse, a card, lippy and phone, no cumbersome handbag pulling on my neck and shoulder muscles.
There’s a few things to look for in a traditional wallet, like…
♦ the quality of the material. I always go leather because I want it to last and for an item you use every single day that rattles around in the bottom of a bag you need it to be sturdy and quality. Quality leather will also go the distance and won’t look nasty and cracked like vinyl.
♦ Let’s not forget about closures, there’s a few styles like snap, velcro, tie, magnetic, turn lock and zippered.
♦ Traditional wallets come with lots of practical added extras like Bi fold, expanding, compact, ID window, card slots, hidden compartments to stash receipts, secure coin compartment and some even come with in built phone chargers. Now that’s fancy!
♦ If you want to break out from traditional style wallets ( I like you even more) then look for wristlets, a coin purse, travel, envelope and clutch styles.
♦ Have fun with these styles, look for leather, rattan, velvet, silk and play with colour, texture and print.
♦ The fashionistas out there will tell you carrying a clutch or purse in a complimentary colour to their outfit is part of their daily dressing routine. You can create a statement or add a pop of colour to a plainer outfit.
So, would you like to see what I’m crushing on right now?
Wanna be inspired?
Ok, let’s take a look….
1.STATUS ANXIETY Audrey wallet pink
2.Native Bird oilcloth wallet
3.MIMCO live Large pouch
4.Pink Palm Tree Wallet
5.MIMCO ENAMOUR ZIP WALLET
6.URBAN ORIGINALS black Stellar
7.ELK Metallisk Wallet
8.MIMCO MONTAGE MEDIUM POUCH in blue
9.FOSSIL Sydney zip clutch
When was the last time you purchased a wallet?
What colour is your wallet?
til next time,