It depends on what your purpose is with a handbag.
Are you wearing it to accessorize your look, make a bold statement or for practical purpose?
A rule of thumb is to always keep your overall outfit balanced. This means: avoid mixing too many patterns in one, keep the rest simple if the evening bag or purse you’re carrying is flashy or eye catching.
Here are a couple of tips on how to mix & match your fashion handbags:
If You Want To..
Look Classy but Trendy
You can never go wrong with a bag that matches your jewelry and/or shoes – evening out the overall color scheme.
This gives a polished look which works for any occasion.
Create a Statement with a Bag
Wear an eye-catching (studded, fully beaded, colorful) bag with a plain and solid colored outfit.
Make sure that the bag falls on the right places where you don’t mind drawing attention to.
Accessorize a Multi-Colored Dress or Top
Choose a bag in one of the colors in the print. If you see any pinks or reds in the print, pair it with a purse in any of those colors.
You can also go for a completely neutral, basic bag to let your print clothing be the focal point of your outfit.