By Mary Helen Sanders
Most people do not notice what a purse says about one's personality. If you start to analyze the different aspects of the purse, you would find that it tells much about that person. So you can check one's personality by looking at their purseonality. Some examples to illustrate my point are what you would find inside the purse as well as the purse itself. You might look inside for different hints to one's organization or items of importance to the individual. The style, shape, and color also reflect much about a person.
If you look inside someone's purse, you could tell if that person is organized or not. You could also tell if they are conscious about looks or more about other things. Think about what you have in your purse. Do you have only the essentials such as identification, money, and keys? Most likely you have some personal items that identify you. You might have pictures of your family, you might have makeup, you might have candy or toys for small children"you might even have all of these and more. Whatever you carry in your purse defines which things that are important to you to have with you at all times. You may not have given it much thought"but think about the things you move from one purse to another and you will understand my point. There are always things that you feel you must have in your purse. You also look for purses that allow you to carry the things that you need or want with you.
There are many purses on the market and new ones are designed daily. Why would their need to be so many different purses just to carry basic essentials? Most women carry them for more reasons than just to carry their things.
Another reason for buying a particular purse is to match their own personal taste. This allows people to express their personality by color, style and perhaps even designer. In a survey performed on college students, it was found that 86 percent of the students felt that one purse was not enough. In fact, 62 percent have five or more purses. The reason for different purses was generally for different occasions. Some change purses as often as they change outfits. However, there were some students that felt that one purse was sufficient for their needs.
When talking to one student, she said that when she looks for a purse, she looks for something small with a lot of compartments to hold money. "Without a purse, change would get lost at the bottom of my backpack and you just need somewhere to put your change," she said. "I bought my purse because it's small, like a wallet on a string."
We talked to another student that told us that she only carried specific designer purses such as Dooney & Bourke, Louis Vuitton, and Gucci. She said, "I just feel more glamours when I have one of my designer purses with me."
Several students expressed that color was the most important aspect of the purse. They wanted purses to match their favorite color or their outfit. Some chose colors because it reminded them of other things. One student said "I have a bright green one that says I am fun and outgoing." Another said, "I have a blue purse because I love the ocean." Yet another said, "I change purses daily depending on my mood."
Whether you have basic tastes in purses and carry only your essential belongings or if you prefer to make extravagant statements with your purse and carry everything possible, purses will always be a fun and easy way to express yourself.
About The Author
Ernie and Mary Helen Sanders are current retailers of purses for the last 3 years. They spend numerous hours researching trends and styles for women.
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