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Do you think it is ok to carry a black handbag in the summer?

Started 1275091276.09 in Fashion Talk | Last reply 1275494990.2 by BlondeBrooke

I bought a black bag on sale recently and would like to carry it, but I don't wear a lot of black clothing in the summer. Is it ok to carry it now, or should I wait until fall?

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Citrine21275091413.803852 PostsRegistered 6/15/2008

I would wait until the fall if it were me. On the other hand, since you just got it you're probably anxious to use it. Maybe you could try it out for a week or so and see how you feel. I'm not sure there are any real "rules" anymore.

Enjoy your new bag!! Smile

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gophergirl1275091446.121331 PostsRegistered 9/2/2007

I carry a black canvas one. Black is kind of 365 day a year color IMO.

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lovestodan­ce1275091567.3774928 PostsRegistered 6/12/2006

I have some some fabric ones,that i carry all year round.

Also some black,and white,and light tan ones.

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livehealthy1275092156.152694 PostsRegistered 2/18/2007

Of course it's fine to carry a black bag during the summer, especially if it doesn't look "wintery". Many do not.

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KailaS1275092286.093682 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

I currently am carrying a black bag and keep thinking I should change it out. It is not as if I lack other purses. However, this bag is perfect for me. You may have given me the impetus to pick out another bag as the official beginning of summer is upon us.

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Cleo1231275092341.01270 PostsRegistered 1/19/2008Texas

Thanks to all. Of course you are right. I should wait 'till fall to carry my black bag. I'm just already tired of carrying my spring bag. Maybe I need to shop for a NEW summer bag! Yeah... that's it.... I need to get another new bag! {#emotions_dlg.biggrin}

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MIMA1275092482.01315283 PostsRegistered 10/19/2004KS

Black is year around if you ask me. I wear black tops all the time in the summer.


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docentjo1275096491.62771 PostsRegistered 1/8/2010

What's the material? I just bought a black straw bag for summer

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retired581275098587.98154 PostsRegistered 2/7/2007

Is it fabric, canvas, or straw, etc.? I would not carry a black leather purse that was unrelieved by any color in the summer. It just looks heavy, in my opinion.

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sashajazz1275099601.0671983 PostsRegistered 8/5/2007The beautiful Hudson Valley region of NY

black is always in style. As long as it does not look "fall/wintery"...

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Kathy from­ Ga 11275103607.823434 PostsRegistered 4/15/2007

I think it's okay year round. In fact, I just got a new KVZ one that I love so much, I may keep carrying it for a while. A lot of my warm weather clothes have black in them, so at least it matches most everything.

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calichick1275108875.9571270 PostsRegistered 11/20/2009

I've thought about not wearing a ton of black during the summer (not judging anyone if they do, just thinking about my wardrobe) and it's never once crossed my mind not to wear my black bag.

I say wear what you want! {#emotions_dlg.biggrin}

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GrannySher­ry1275109489.6036720 PostsRegistered 1/26/2010Proud So. Cal. South Bay native now in WA state

Oh shoot, I never have followed silly, outdated fashion "rules"!!! Take whatever purse anytime YOU like and enjoy!

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desertlady1275124704.34634 PostsRegistered 10/11/2007

I wear black and white dresses in Summer, and I don't always like to carry a white purse. As hot as it is in Florida, I still carry a black purse sometimes, especially a fabric, straw, type.

Wear or carry whatever you want to.

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kiddo1275127923.80710263 PostsRegistered 12/6/2006

Suit yourself.

Really. Whatever color of purse you want to wear on any given day ... it's up to you. Nobody else's business.

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Me? I just got this one a couple of months ago -- in black. I FINALLY found a bag that has all the features I require.. and none that I don't. And hangs at exactly the spot I like whether I wear it over my shoulder.. or if I expand the handle and wear it as a cross-body bag. It's my HG bag.

Since it's still raining up here... I'll be using it until it's not going to be raining again (which is the 4th of July, a day it's pretty much guaranteed to rain -- it ALWAYS does up here on the 4th). Then I'll put it away to save it up for when it starts raining again -- as my 'GOOD' bag.

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I had bought and returned that same bag in the red, the yellow, and the teal. But none of them looked "quite right." I finally figured it out -- it's because there's no animals who have skin in those colors. I don't care for that light brown color, so I'm going to wait until they make and sell this exact same bag in dark chocolate.

I do, however, wish that the "red" for that A95185 wasn't so .. well.. a bit weird. Not a true red. It's some other "animal," but red, it's not.

If it's a hot, sweaty day.. I switch out to a large cloth hobo.

But that's not because the cloth hobo is NOT black. It's because I need a lighter-weight bag .. one that is NOT leather .. in hot weather.

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Kathlen1275133837.52714896 PostsRegistered 8/7/2006East Side, West Side, All Around The Town ... London Bridge is Falling Down

I have a shiny black straw and patent - obviously a summer bag!

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france541275136534.763239 PostsRegistered 1/29/2010

{#emotions_dlg.devil2} I have many bags in black ..... they are knit bags with some embroidery! And I have some cotton/ canvas bags..... in black as well!{#emotions_dlg.thumbup}

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queendiva1275139716.3773945 PostsRegistered 9/22/2006

Black leather or "plether" should wait until fall. Black fabric or straw styles can go for spring & summer.

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abbycat1275142394.744618 PostsRegistered 5/19/2007Maryland

Maybe it's my age - 65 - but I don't give a rip what anyone thinks of what I wear or don't wear. I say, if you like it, and want to use it ..... do it.



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CalmInTheH­eart1275142749.7678319 PostsRegistered 7/14/2007

I see black bags in the summer.... all year long. Do what you want and enjoy it.


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BootLvr1275142987.95859 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

I have a black patent Dooney that I put away for Fall. For some reason the patent in black doesn't seem "summery." But all my other black bags I use year-round.

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Riverside1275143572.7335470 PostsRegistered 4/23/2010

Of course, it's ok to use a black bag in the summer, think of how nice black and white look together. I, however, prefer to put black bags away for the summer. There are so many light colored bags that I love and you cannot use them in the winter, so for me, it's color in the spring and summer.

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wilma1275154010.3213381 PostsRegistered 7/10/2007

I do not usually carry all black leather bags in the summer. They seem a bit too dark and heavy. I have a black crochet bag and an off-white linen tote with black leather trim that I carry in the warmer months.

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TY11275155592.9174520 PostsRegistered 3/22/2007

I've been carrying my black leather Maxx NY crocco embossed handbag all year round this past year. It's a timeless style and I don't think it matters if I use it in the summer. It doesn't show dirt which is one of my pet peeves about light colored handbags. When I carry a light color handbag I have to be so careful in order to keep it clean looking -- it's kind of like wearing light colored pants -- you are sure to run up against somebody's dirty auto or something like that!

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kll19671275163685.967971 PostsRegistered 1/7/2008

I think black bags are totally a year round accessory. Maybe depends on the material. I have a couple of black Prada bags that are nylon, and they look great. Very light weight and comfortable.

Black leather, I try and only wear in the fall and winter. But they always get dragged out to use just due to the size and organization they have.


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