Did you know that the way you’re carrying your hand bag says more about you than the fact that you’re an incredibly stylish human being?
We didn’t either, but body-language expert Susan Constantine has noted that your carrying style is more than just an aesthetic. She provided some incredible insight into what the way we’re carrying our most prized clutch says about our personality.
This is where science and fashion collide and it has blown our minds.
Below are just some of Susan’s insights into the different ways our personal traits are expressed through our hand bag habits.
Susan says this shows that your safety is important to you. You like to keep an eye on your personal items by wearing your bag across your body and not thrown over your shoulder.
By your side
You’re a trusting person who takes life in stride and who is “dangling life by its fingertips”. We think it also exhibits how you mean serious business.
In the crook of your arm
According to Susan: “You're street-smart and assertive. You're acutely aware of your surroundings and those around you.” You're also very likely to be mistaken for a member of Vogue's team at fashion week, obviously.
Is your bag open?
Susan says this can show you’re inclined not to keep secrets. Also, “if you display designer labels, it shows that you want everyone to know your business.”
Do you do the tuck and hold?
This can be sign that you’re concealing something; “Holding it close and guarded says, I’m not letting anyone in on this deep secret, not even my best friend."