Forget you are what you eat. According to Luxist.com, you are what you tote. We have to agree–the type of handbag you carry can say a lot about your taste, and in some cases, your personality. The site posted their own bag personality test of sorts today, claiming that a shoulder bag says you are thoughtful and practical and sporting a knock-off says you put “a fake front to the world.” Seems a bit like an old YM horoscope if you ask me (and just a tad more dramatic). Here’s what your handbag is actually saying:
1. Oversized: We love a handbag that’s half our body mass for two key reasons. First, its girth inevitably creates the illusion that you are thinner than you really are; secondly, we appreciate a bag we can use everyday, constantly add to and never sort through. Conclusion? An awesome bag like Tano’s gold hobo means you’re pretty clever, and kind of lazy.
2. Clutch: Luxist claims that if you carry a clutch on a daily basis you are a “jet-setter.” Get real. Everyone knows toting a bag as small as this cute, foldover style during the day denotes either (a) you have an assistant–or boyfriend–trailing close behind carrying your real stuff or (b) you’re on a walk of shame.
3. Neutral: Apparently toting Juicy’s neutral Rule Breaker bag says you’re personable and friendly. A neutral handbag says you’re a pragmatic shopper – you’ll shell out for something that you know will go with everything–but we can’t vouch for the friendly part.
4. Flashy: Indeed, a colorful or eye-catching handbag does indicate confidence, but as cool as designs like this Felix Rey clutch are, wearing a flashy style also represents a blatant disregard for those you might blind while walking down the street.