March 2013 is a great time with Miche! Fabulous savings opportunities, so many new spring fashions, new Online Party Hostess Rewards, and another Miche and Mocha – $5 Starbucks gift card with any purchase of $40 product or more. Read on…
Recently, I published a post showing how the same outfit could look so different just by changing the one accessory – your Miche shell. Today I want to show you how just changing one of your accessory’s accessories, – your bag’s handles – can really change the look and feel of the whole purse. Your guessed it! It’s Miche dress up time! :) (And don’t forget – all Miche fashion handles, straps and carabiner rings are on sale for 20% off now through March 31st while supplies last!)
Clearly, I could use photography classes, but these pix will demonstrate my point. I have taken one of my favorite shells and want you to see how changing the way you carry her and the fashion handle(s) you use can make such a difference.
Here you see one of my favorite shells. Miche Demi Joella has it all. She is playful, dramatic and take charge all at once. This is a statement making purse for certain, but one with whimsy, attitude and panache.
What is not to love? Her animal print makes her a neutral, but the vibrant red gives a rakish splash of color. In a word – she’s fabulous!
But as you can see from my photo above, the look is really changed when you convert her from being carried with two handles, to just one attached through the grommets at each end. For this rounded-bottom shaped bag, carrying her with one strap is called “hobo-style”. I like the hobo-style for my Demi, and when I use this handle style, I like to use a 1.5-inch carabiner at each end, to which I attach the 1-inch carabiner ring of the handle I am using. I like the look of the larger ring tapering to the smaller ring and then smaller to the handle itself. It also lends a bit of length that I find comfortable for carrying her over my shoulder.
Above, you see how the Miche Black Rope Fashion Handle gives a more refined look to the sassy Joella – almost a touch of elegance. Beautiful!
But with a quick flick of the carabiner rings, we get a much edgier look for Miss J by replacing the rope handle with the Silver Interchangeable Chain Handles and their black strap. Now the lines are harder, and the look is bolder. This is the fiercer look of the two. See how well one of my dearest friends rocks this look below:
These two looks above have been my preferred ways to style Joella since I first met her, until a chance remark from one of my customers got me thinking about how to make this fabulous shell look a bit more spring-like. Meet a whole new look for Miss Jo:
Getting the idea was harder than making the change! I slipped the Miche Cream Interchangeable Strap into the place of the black strap above – and look what a difference it makes! Instead of playing off the darker colors, the cream strap works beautifully to accent the creamy parts of the playful giraffe print, and presto – a perfectly chic, on-trend purse for spring 2013! This look is more light-hearted than the one with the black strap above, but every bit as fun!
So of course, I then just had to try the Cream Braided Handles. While I prefer the Cream Strap with the Silver Chains above, it is only fair to tell you that my husband prefers the look with the braided handles. He likes the feel of these handles (as if comfort ever matters in fashion!) but he also makes a good point. He thinks the texture of the braiding in the handle really plays off of the complexity in the pattern of the animal print – and I think he’s right. The rivets in the Cream Braided Handle are an antique brass, and the name plate of the shell is silver. I don’t see the rivets’ color as a problem with this combination, but wanted you to be aware of it in case it would make a difference to you.
See how you can accessorize your favorite accessory to further customize you look? And what can be done with one shell can be done with others! Let your imagination play with different ideas. For Joella, I prefer the looks with the silver chains – black for fall and winter, cream for spring and summer. Which is your favorite? Let me know!
If you are now inspired to give your existing Miche shells a new look, or want to further customize new shells by using different handle options – now is the time! All Miche handles, straps and carabiners are 20% off while supplies last, now through March 31st.
Just click here to search the current handle options and save! I so appreciate your business!
* Do you enjoy dressing up your Miche bag as much as I do? *
To help you get into the fun of things, and enjoy the coming spring weather, I want to give you a $5 Starbucks gift card for any order of $40 in product or more (before tax and shipping). You can strut your newest Miche looks while enjoying your next mocha or chai on me! :)
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