Hot Or Not: Trendy Mini Bags | Clozette

When it comes to mini bags, there are two opposing camps: the ones who think they're cute and adorable and those who feel like they're not practical. And then there are the in-betweeners who can't decide if they should invest in one or not. Would they still spark joy for you years from now? Keep reading and you might just arrive at a decision.

Mini bags are for you if... you have a habit of overpacking

We've all been guilty of overstuffing our bags at one point. But this habit backfires really quickly; remember that time when you had to unearth your ringing phone from a seemingly bottomless pit that is your bag? By switching to a more lightweight and compact piece, you're gonna be forced to just bring the essentials and become more organised with your things. If you're a certified 'over-packer', then honey, it's time to shrink your bag.

Mini bags are for you if... you want to streamline your silhouette

Mini bags are the best at showcasing your outfit and it will make you look sleeker compared to, say, if you would carry a big tote. If you're petite, a huge bag will quickly overshadow your ensemble. Plus, you can experiment with different cuts of clothing (puffed-sleeves, dramatic frocks) without having to worry if it will clash with your bag size and distort your overall look.

Mini bags are for you if... you're always on the go

It's been reported that shoulder bags may play a role in causing shoulder, back and neck pain due to compromised posture. It does make sense because most of us carry our handbags on just one side; the weight isn't equally spread out and puts more pressure on one shoulder. If you're someone who's always on the go and carrying around a big bag, the strain is much more prolonged. The solution? Scaling back on the size of our bags. Hello, mini handbags!

Mini bags aren't for you if... it will hinder your lifestyle

Feeling ready to cut your "what's in my bag" video in half? Hold up! Before you buy one, think about how it will affect your lifestyle first. Some people would need to carry larger bags for a variety of reasons like if you're sticking to a budget and want to carry packed lunch, you need space for gym clothes, you want to bring your own utensils and many more. 

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Channelling elegance in all of its hues, the colour blue makes a cool statement when it comes to fashion. Whether it's styled with casual denims or covetable maxis, it has a classic appeal that fits any occasion or mood. Just check out how our Clozetters make a convincing case for the hue with these stunning outfits.

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Social media has been buzzing over the events of the weekend! From celebrity spotting to new beauty releases, the deluge of exciting (and some heartbreaking) news are here just shouting for your attention. Before your Monday comes to a close, here’s your catch-up on the latest news in entertainment, beauty, and fashion.

See Jennifer Lopez in a wedding dress in the middle of NYC

No, it’s not because she’s getting married on the streets of New York. J. Lo was spotted sporting a ginormous strapless wedding gown and veil for her new rom-com Marry Me. She plays a pop star picking a random fan from the audience to marry her after discovering that her rock star fiance cheated right before their wedding. It's a crazy premise, but it’s nothing over us going gaga over the stunning gown. Designed by Zuhair Murad Couture, the gown has a lot of sparkling details that glisten and glimmer from every angle and a long, long, long train to amplify the drama.

Meghan Markle opens up about tabloid scrutiny in a new documentary

The Duchess of Sussex opens up about the stress that comes with royal motherhood and having the eyes of British tabloids on her in the new documentary Harry & Meghan: An African Journey. It covers their royal tour of Africa, which happened last September and aired in the UK last Sunday. Heartbreakingly, Meghan thanks the interviewer for asking after her personal and emotional wellbeing especially after giving birth to her son Archie last May. The documentary was filmed prior to Prince Harry denouncing several British newspapers and tabloids for their invasion of Meghan’s privacy.

Hazel de Leon wins Face of the Philippines Cycle 6

On the third day of the Panasonic Manila Fashion Festival, the sixth Face of the Philippines was found in Hazel de Leon. After a series of modelling challenges, from creative photoshoots to refreshing makeovers to face-to-face interviews, she beat out hundreds of hopefuls to win the coveted title. Aside from being the Grand Winner, she was also named the 1st runner-up in the female category and the Face of EDGC. She took home a modelling contract with Faith & Fearless, and a pamper session with the team at Creations by Lourd Ramos Salon.

Revel in winter wonderland with KiplingxDisney

Just in time for the holidays, Kipling will be coming out with a special-edition collection in celebration of Disney’s highly anticipated film Frozen 2. The collection will feature mystical prints and colours (including Frozen's signature snowflake) and the popular characters of Anna, Elsa, Olaf, and Sven. Inspired by the movie’s values of self-expression, family, and adventure, Kipling’s Frozen 2 collection pays homage to the Nordic setting of the film. Prices of the special-edition collection will range from SGD39 to SGD299 (~USD28.63 to 219.46) and will be available on Wednesday next week in Kipling boutiques at Jewel Changi, Ion Orchard and Vivo City.

Tati Beauty is coming your way this week

YouTuber and makeup guru Tati Westbrook recently announced the launch of her own makeup company, simply called Tati Beauty. After years of fans clamouring for a makeup collection or collaboration (even garnering some negativity during the launch of her vitamin company back in 2017 because it wasn't a makeup brand, yikes!), she posted a video revealing the shoot for the brand’s first product launch last week. From what we can glean from the teaser, she will be coming out with a makeup palette with warm shades and a neutral colour story.

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Have some catching up to do? Here’s last Friday’s news.