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“This question might be a little trite, but how do you deal with needing to carry around a purse when you’re not a very feminine person? I don’t like how they look, but I’ve got all this stuff! Help?”

- Question submitted by Anonymous and answered by Anita Dolce Vita as part of Everyone Is Gay: Second Opinions

Anita says:

Your question is not trite at all. Curating a wardrobe that fits your identity is a struggle that many have in a world that imposes very restrictive, binary rules on how we can express ourselves! You are not alone and you are not the first to ask this question.

I’ve got some good news for you; Purse alternatives are an easy style fix because you do not have to worry about proper fit or tailoring, and there are affordable options available at thrift stores and online ETSY boutiques, as well as more pricey investment pieces that you can purchase from designers like Ted Baker and Fossil. dapperQ offers suggestions for purse alternatives here. But, I’ve also created a special purse alternative Pinterest board just for you and the Everyone Is Gay Readers. Just click here to access. The board contains some of my favorite purse alternatives, such as clutches/portfolios; satchels/ messenger bags/shoulder bags; brief cases; and duffle bags. Now, it’s up to you to select the formality, style, colors, patterns, and materials you like most and that best represent your personal style. Have fun and happy styling!


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