I’m Torn: Oversized Bags

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Hill Duff Big Bag[Life isn’t black and white. As much as we wish we simply loved or hated things, there is often that whole annoying gray area in the middle. Like, we hate getting up for early morning classes, but we love being done by 11. Or, we love how Spanx make us look, but hate how sweaty we get putting them on… Damn you, gray area; you make decision-making that much more complicated!

There are so many difficult choices in life (do we love or hate high heels??), so we thought we’d sort through ‘em right here. Every week we will discuss another issue we are torn up about. Let us know your thoughts in the comments section!]

Big bags have been increasingly in style for the past couple of years. Designer oversized bags are often seen on the shoulders of celebrities as they appear in the pages of UsWeekly or on Perez. It’s only natural that this is a look we want to emulate. But is it worth it? I’m torn.

Love it: Most importantly, big bags let you carry ALL of your stuff wherever you go. Class? Party? Airport? Whatever! They are SO versatile, and look cute in practically any situation. You can tote your glasses, iPod, makeup case, wallet, magazine, camera, big sunglasses, Blackberry, ALL of it, anywhere, in style!

But really, let’s be honest–we really love them because an oversized purse make most girls look skinnier. There’s something oddly slimming about carrying a supersized bag, and body conscious girls tend to know this and use it to their advantage. A big bag almost always make their wearer appear more dainty in comparison.

Loathe it: Unfortunately all of this amazingness comes at a price. First, all of all, all of that crap you packed in there tends to get lost and create a mess in that bag of yours. Before you know it, you’re digging through your stuff and all of the things that have accumulated with it, such as gum wrappers and spilled eyeshadow, to get to the bottom of your bag to attempt to switch off your ringing cell phone in the middle of class.

Additionally, because you have your whole life in your purse, oversized bags tend to get very heavy very quickly. I don’t know about you, but if I’m out shopping or at a party, I don’t want to deal with a heavy purse weighing me down and getting in my way while I’m attempting to do my thing. Most unfortunate of all, however, has to be the fact that “oversized” is often synonymous with “overpriced.” Yes, you’re getting more fabric and more space, but this is not always worth the more expensive price tag, especially to many budget-conscious college girls.

So what do you think, girls? Are you a fan of the back-breaking-but-versatile oversized bag for a night out, or do you prefer a more low maintenance clutch or swing pack? I, for one, am torn!

COLLEGECANDY Writer
COLLEGECANDY Writer
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