The Ideal Handbag, Based On Your Zodiac Sign | Clozette


Handbags are unquestionably one of those fashion pieces that's both practical and stylish. They don't just store your belongings, the right design can also elevate your style. While there are countless recommendations on what bag you should sport based on the new launches, continuously following trends can be, well, overwhelming. Instead of chasing after the latest designs, why not go for a bag that suits your personality? If you're looking for some inspiration, here’s our guide on choosing the ideal handbag, according to your Zodiac sign.


Aries: Bold box crossbody


MANGO monochrome snake-effect bag, USD59.99 (shop.mango.com)


As an Aries woman, you like to stay on top of your busy schedule, that's why crossbody bags are perfect for your multifaceted lifestyle. We know you’re unafraid of the spotlight so pieces with striking colours and bold patterns will fit well with your confident personality. 


Taurus: Pink leather tote



Urban Originals Heart Beat Vegan leather tote, USD88 (shop.nordstrom.com) 


Taurus women are known to be sophisticated and feminine yet very practical. A sturdy leather bag with a classy design is the best choice for you. Opt for muted shades of pink to suit your chic aesthetic.  


Gemini: Embellished pouch


River Island black stud embellished chain strap clutch bag, USD33 (riverisland.com)


Gemini ladies are extravagant trendsetters and need a handbag to satisfy their unpredictable dual personality. We're talking about statement items that can go well with both casual outfits and elaborate ensembles. Unleash your inner rocker with this studded pouch embellished with a touch of gold on your shoulder.


Cancer: Classy satchel


SOLE SOCIETY Hingi Faux leather satchel, USD64.95 (shop.nordstrom.com)


The Cancer woman is feminine with a high regard for quality. You prefer soft neutral tones with minimal, classy designs with subtle hints of metal or florals. Here's a sleek and elegant nude satchel that we think will tickle your fancy.



Leo: Bright hoop clutch


Charles & Keith circular handle clutch, USD49 (charleskeith.com)


It's no secret that Leos are the life of the party. Blessed with endless charisma, the spotlight finds its way to you, not the other way round. You need a bag that reflects your cheerful yet cheeky attitude. Serve looks in this candy apple red clutch with a gold circular handle.


Virgo: Structured trapeze bag


River Island navy croc-embossed winged tote bag, USD62 (riverisland.com)


As a perfectionist with a keen eye for detail, Virgo women need a purse with loads of storage space without sacrificing style. Since you love to stay organised, look for an all-around bag suitable for almost all occasions. Whether at work or at play, stay on top of your A-game with this navy winged tote bag.



Libra: Metallic coffer



MANGO coffer bag, USD32 (zalora.com.ph)


With Libra women, there’s always a need for balance and symmetry. You are often indecisive so you need a bag that can adjust to your mood. Find a bag with a long strap feature so you can transform your shoulder bag to a crossbody in a jiffy.


Scorpio: Studded bumbag



TOPSHOP Tokyo studded bumbag, USD29 (topshop.com)


No one loves an all-black ensemble more than a Scorpio lady. You’re as mysterious and sultry as this edgy and timeless colour. You need a bag as straightforward as you, like a fanny pack with a smooth black finish. 



Sagittarius: Convertible mini backpack



 Steve Madden Jacki Convertible Backpack, USD68 (macys.com)


Being the most adventurous sign, Sagittarians love to wander and discover new places. A low-maintenance backpack that allows you to travel hands-free is great for you. Backpacks are known for being sporty, but you know how to doll up for any situation. Like you, this mustard yellow mini pack is effortless and converts into a shoulder bag at a moment’s notice. Talk about double-duty!


Capricorn: Brown hobo bag


TOPSHOP hobo bag, USD38 (topshop.com)


For the ambitious Capricorn, you need a sensible bag that will help you meet your career goals. Something spacious and flexible is the best choice for your lifestyle. You appreciate quality craftsmanship than flashy trends, so you always pick classic designs. This hobo bag that fits all your essentials and features a nice, tan shade will represent your no-nonsense, grounded personality.



Aquarius: Strapped minaudière



ZARA Rigid minaudière, USD48 (zara.com)


Aquarian women are individualistic and care little about what other people think. People always say that you have a quirky personality, but the truth is when it comes to fashion, you prefer exquisite designs over bizarre ones. Release your artistic side with atypical yet functional bags in a soft colour. Consider this tasteful bucket bag with a fabric drawstring chamber in contrasting tones.


Pisces: Rattan circle bag



  Nordstrom woven rattan circle crossbody bag, USD90 (shop.nordstrom.com)


To our fine Piscean ladies, we admire your love for nature and anything tropical-related. You're the kind of gal who appreciates innovative, one-of-a-kind pieces. For you, native designs are like art made of natural elements. So why not cross out this circle crossbody in natural rattan from your shopping list? We know you want to.


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Just like an abstract painting or a non-representational sculpture, the story behind a fashion designer's collection is often shrouded by mystery. Their craft, manifested through fabrics and threads, have their own way of captivating an audience even without the aid of words. But while some go for more vivid and relatable ensembles, Filipino designer KC Pusing takes her own stride at creating edgier, darker and raw creations with roots from the most unexpected inspirations. Ahead, we chat with KC about her collections, how her love for art bloomed into creating her own fashion label, and how she took aprons and video games to high-fashion status.




Fill in the blank: I am a fashion designer, a _________ and a __________.


... an INFJ/ENFJ and a Leo.

Why did you choose to venture into the fashion industry?

I've always wanted a job that [allows me to use] my creative juices. But I used to be in denial about wanting to work in fashion so I worked in a corporate setup. But... it's unexplainable. It’s like how you love a person but you can’t put it into words — you just feel it and you just go for it. I would always consider venturing into fashion as "unexplainable love".


Your brand is known for its luxury streetwear vibe, often inspired by bold themes. Where do you usually get your ideas when it comes to conceptualising your pieces?

Usually, my process starts with planning a theme. Then I look for ideas that will fit the theme by researching. [My methods include] going to the art museums, bookstores, and even just walking around. I have a notebook where I write random things to build concepts and organise my mind because I'm an overthinker.

What are your favourite pieces from your collections? 

For The Isolation, my favourite pieces are the androgynous jacket cape [from the first image] which is a perfect statement piece, the scarf [in the second image] because a scarf with pockets is rare, and the apron [in the third image], because I think they should be the next trendy accessory.




For Silent Rebellion, I chose [the look in the photo below] because I love the combination of the dress, the apron, and the jacket. Remove a piece or just pair it with some heels, sandals, sneakers, or boots and it will still look great.






What are your dreams for the KC Pusing brand? What can we expect in the future? 

[We're living] in a reality where people are inclined to buy more imported brands than local ones so it is hard to find a niche. I hope that someday, more people will support my brand in order for me to sustain my art [and my passion]. I would be delighted if my clients wear my creations as a part of their closet essentials. 

Also, no definite plans yet — which makes it more exciting. [That's] the beauty of the unknown.



What are your Clozette essentials? 

I am usually drawn towards collared shirts (short or long sleeves) in neutral colours, paired with wide-legged shorts or skirts as I need to be comfortable while doing designer duties. For shoes, I usually wear boots or sneakers as I love to walk. But don't get me wrong, I still wear heels! It's just that in this career, comfort is a must since I am a hands-on designer.


Be experimental with your style [when you're young] because as you grow older, your choice and tastes will be different. With this, my top fashion tip is to invest in easy-to-pair neutrals to make it easier to add colours, prints, or accessories [as your style grows].


This interview was edited for brevity and clarity.

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