The Miche Bag is all about Endless Possibilities for each and every purse ~ and every woman. I am going to show you how and when I use pockets, fashion handles, charms and more to create a look for my Miche Bag that is both polished and my own. I hope you will share your own ideas for dressing your Miche Bag! Please click on the comment bubble above just to the right of the title of this post and let me know your favorite combinations.
The Miche Pockets for the flat-sided Classic shells (pockets available in both black and brown) are the unsung fashion accessory of the Miche Bag line. Simply slide the pocket onto the Classic Base before adding a flat-sided shell for extra storage and a streamlined appearance. Some women love the style and look of the flat-sided, fold over shells, but refuse to consider them. They want and need the additional storage provided by the built-in end pockets provided by the pull on style as demonstrated by Miche Classic Kandace below: I love the way this style of pull on shell completely changes the silhouette of the entire bag, but Miche has created pockets that add storage while retaining the sleek lines of the fold-over shells. This also gives a more polished look to the ends of the bag as demonstrated with Miche Classic Cinthia below. On the left, Miche Classic Cinthia without the pocket. On the right, see the end closed in with the black pocket.
Gathered faux leather covers the open end of the purse, adding a pocket to each side to fit a cell phone, calculator, compact, lipstick, etc. To order your Miche Pockets in black or brown, click here. I always use the pockets with any open-sided, fold over Classic shell, for the finished look it gives as well as the extra storage.
I know I have gone on (and on) about my love for the Miche Rope Handles in black and pewter. The Miche Black Rope Handles are back in stock and available to order in my Online Store! I think they add a level of refinement and sophistication to every sized Miche Bag and nearly every shell.
For the Petite, I think the Miche Rope Handle is not out of scale, and changes the feel from perhaps a little girl’s purse, to a chic purse a woman would carry. See Miche Petite Skylar right with the black rope handle.
Maybe I am just harder on my purse than many, but I find the slender handle that comes with the Miche Petite Base feels a bit fragile for every day use. With the Miche Rope Handle, the Miche Petite and I are great friends for busy day trips or a night on the town.
For the Miche Classic Bag, I find the rope handles turn a strictly hand-bag into a stylish purse that fits comfortably over my shoulder. At the same time, they enhance the style of the bag. I think they are the only embellishment needed to make the oh-so-elegant Elizabeth or the flirty Cinthia look their very, very best.
(Each of these Classics shown below has the pockets added.)
On the left, Miche Classic Elizabeth is even more beautiful with her black floral detailing set off by the Miche Black Rope Handles. To the right, Miche Classic Cinthia’s silver tones are beautifully echoed by the Miche Rope Handles in Pewter. You can further play with the look and the length by creating a short chain of carabiner rings between the handles and the purse. On the right, I have used 3 1-inch carabiner rings at each end of the Black Rope Handles on Miche Classic Jasmine. To my eye, this adds a somewhat funky vibe that I feel compliments the exotic pattern of Jasmine. But I use just the Rope Handles with 1 carabiner ring for the more refined Elizabeth and Cinthia.
I think the Miche Chain Handles in black or brown add an edgier feel to any purse, and I love their look with the Miche Classic Hope Red (shown left).
Play with the different handle options to see which combination you like best. For instance, should the silver tones of Miche Demi Kinsley be matched or contrasted by the rope handle?
Pairing Miche Demi Kinsley with the Rope Handles in Pewter (right) is a very elegant combination.
Below, contrasting Miche Demi Kinsley with the Black Rope Handles is an edgier look.
I would probably add a different purse charm to Kinsley depending upon the handle I chose to accessorize the shell with. I would select Miche purse charmer Taffy in white to go with the silver handle. And probably a darker colored charm with contrasting colors when using the black.
For myself, I do not add a purse charm to a bag that is rich in detail like the four Classic shells shown above. I feel it would be gilding the lily, and the ruffles or the ornate pattern of the purse would not be enhanced by the addition of a purse charm.
I do like to add some bling to the more tailored styles like the Kinsley above or to Miche Demi Margaret shown right with Miche charmer Taffy. I do have retired Miche Demi shell Margaret available to order in my personal inventory! Just contact me to order Miche Demi Margaret!
When I use the Miche Rope Handles with the Demi size Miche Bag, I like to use it as a single handle to further add to the hobo style of the line of the bag. I also use two carabiner rings at each end of the rope handle to ensure the rope lies flat. I use a 1.5 inch carabiner ring attached to the purse, and a 1 inch ring to link it to the handle. I like the proportions and added detail this reduction in scale gives to the look of the bag. I do have retired Miche Demi shell Margaret available to order! Just contact me to order Miche Demi Margaret! To order Miche Demi Margaret call me at 760.845.0621 or at [email protected]
OK — So there you have some of my tips for accessorizing your Miche bags. Which work best for you? What is your favorite way to dress up your Miche bag? I hope you’ll share! Just click on the comment bubble to the right of the title of this post. And if you would like to send some photos, I’ll be happy to post them!
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Until next Tuesday… Have fun and stay fabulous!!