Help me figure out what color purse I should buy to maximize it's versatility with different colors in my wardrobe.
I am in the market for a new purse but am stuck on what color to get. I was taught growing up that one doesn't wear carry a brown bag while wearing black and vice versa, but for several years I just ignored this a carried a brown bag since I was not interested in having a brown and a black and having to swap over all my stuff every time I decided to wear black.
Then the past couple of years, I've gone a different direction and gotten red, so that it would coordinate with either black or brown, but then sometimes that looks funny with colors, and especially it looks strange to wear red while I'm carrying it. (My wardrobe is very varied, with essentially all colors appearing, except for yellow. There is no yellow.)
What do you ladies of Metafilter do? Just own multiple bags and switch between them? (Most style magazines I read, "What Not to Wear", etc seems to operate under this assumption.) Has the "no brown and black" rule relaxed in recent years and I didn't get the memo? (By observation, I don't see women tend to do this.)
I've thought about a cream or off white, but am concerned that would get dirty looking very quickly. Right now I am looking at this
color, which seems like it would work ok with browns and blacks and blues (which I also wear of lot of), but again, probably not red.
Obviously, I am not very fashionable but am trying desperately to do better. Your words of wisdom are very much appreciated.