Your handbag is the most important accessory in your wardrobe. It is seen more easily than your shoes because your bag is closer to eye level. Never buy a handbag that is larger than 10 inches x 13 inches, unless you’re purchasing it solely as a travel bag.
It is not necessary to match a handbag to each and every outfit. Who has time to do this? However, there should be some coordination. Purchase a neutral shade or multicolored bag that will go with most of your wardrobe. Purchase the best handbag you can find. You would be using it several times a day, so it will take a lot of wear and tear. It needs to be well-made.
Find one with at least two separate compartments to find things easily. Take into account your height and weight. If you’re top-heavy, the straps should be a little longer so that you won’t be carrying your bag next to your breast. It will bring attention to them, and could make you look like you have three breasts. Choose straps that are at least two inches wide and adjustable.