Kerryn Boogaard Kerryn Boogaard
Beverly Goldsmith Beverly Goldsmith
Zoe Bingley-Pullin Zoe Bingley-Pullin

Why you need a handbag with a shoulder strap on Melbourne Cup Day:

Here are 4 reasons why
By Expert Tips
Date: November 05 2019
Editor Rating:
Hung-pham-fsgzatlcn48-unsplash

Melbourne Cup Day is a frantic day of style, champagne and racing, and you need the perfect handbag to cater to your day’s activities. Here are the main reasons your perfect race day handbag needs to have a shoulder strap.

1. You’re not going to be in one spot all day

While some people may be content sitting in the same spot, as a social butterfly you’ll be fluttering around from group to group, making new friends along the way. The last thing you need is the stress of worrying you’ve left your handbag at the other end of the track. A long shoulder strap allows you to keep your handbag securely fastened to your body as you move around, particularly if you wear it across your torso.

2. You want your hands free

You’re a keen Melbourne-Cup day attendee and want to hold the form guide in one hand, and your champagne in the other. This leaves no hands free to hold your handbag. A long shoulder strap, whether over one shoulder or worn across your body, allows your hands to be free while keeping your handbag, and its valuable contents, close by at all times.

3. Most shoulder bags are lighter

Have you seen those poor girls at the Spring Racing Carnival lugging around huge totes all day? It looks exhausting and doesn’t complement their super chic ensembles.

Bags with long shoulder straps are almost always smaller in size, making it easier for you to keep your handbag lighter. This helps you refine your handbag contents down to the true essentials, keeping you free and unencumbered to move around the field all day. Plus, it makes the train ride home less tiring when you’re not carrying a heavy tote on your shoulder amongst the crowds.

4. You can tie your cardigan or jacket onto the strap

Race days are a whirlwind of excitement, and sometimes, almost whirlwinds. The worst part about having to dress for every season on race day in Melbourne is knowing where to put your extra layer when it’s too warm. 

Instead of ruining your outfit by tying your extra layer around your waist, or even worse, losing it: Tie your cardigan around the long shoulder strap of your handbag. It won’t ruin your outfit, and you’ll know where your extra layer is at all times. Let’s be honest, you’ll probably need it again an hour later when the wind changes!

Forget the worry of losing your bag, carrying around a heavy tote or losing your jacket on race day by buying a stylish handbag with a shoulder strap for Melbourne Cup Day. The trend is well and truly back in fashion, making the best accessory brands the perfect place to purchase your ideal race day handbag. 

Share This Tweet This Email To Friend
Recent Comments
0 Total Comments
Post a Comment
* your email address will not appear

Please enter the word you see in the image below:


Post a Comment
* your email address will not appear

Please enter the word you see in the image below:33343


Your Comment has been posted
Related Articles
woman-with-bag
Carmel Margaritis, 29 year old mother of two, has drawn…
Read more
building-confidence
Chiropractors’ Association of Australia tips to avoid a back to…
Read more
Motherpedia cover-2

Win 1 set of a 4-book hardcover illustrated boxed set
Barbara Murray’s new 4-book Sound Stories is perfect for parents and educators and could assist with NAPLAN results

Motherpedia cover (4)

Where to celebrate Oktoberfest Australia
Get ready for this celebration!

Vtech giveaway motherpedia

Win 1 of 3 VTech Toys Pack Giveaway
Playtime is so much more with VTech

Trolls-giveaway

Win 1-of-3 Trolls Prize Packs Giveaway
Let's get artsy with the Trolls!

Motherpedia cover-4

A Fortnight of Foodie Experiences at East Village
A taste of East Village. What's in it for me?

Globber my too fix up cover

We Try: Globber My TOO Fix Up
A scooter that grows with your child

Throw a winning cricket pitch

3 Steps to a Winning Backyard Cricket Pitch
Ex-Adelaide Oval legend curator Les Burdett shares his tips for getting your backyard cricket pitch test match ready this summer

A bike that follows your kids life cycle - motherpedia - cover

A Bike That Follows Your Kids Life Cycle
Check out the Bunzi 2-in-1 gradual balance bike!

Bruno-kelzer-zqzuigxcvrq-unsplash

Bunnings team members get…
Help raise funds by buying a snag or donating at your local store.

Lifestyle favourites 1920 (13)

Moonlight Cinema Returns For…
Moonlight Cinema announces December and January film program!

Image c

Five caravan parks to…
Have you thought of your Christmas activity already?

Motherpedia cover (1)

Moonlight Cinema Returns for…
Moonlight season dates announced!