The rich texture of calf hair makes it the perfect addition to fall accessories, and we’re seeing plenty of it with the animal print trend. But what about colorful calf hair? There was a time when I thought a blue fur bag was unequivocally tacky and belonged on Sesame Street. But tastes change and now I believe that when done right, a boldly hued fur or calf hair bag can be downright charming. What do you think – snob or slob?
Michael Kors Miranda Calf Hair & Leather Tote: Though black and blue is a classic combo, the intensity of the electrifying hue might be too much in calf hair. At Nordstrom for $1,495.
Tory Burch Priscilla Calf Hair Shoulder Bag: This is a great way to incorporate vibrant texture – minimally. Too much of a good thing can be a bad thing. At Neiman Marcus for $635.
Loeffler Randall Rider Calf Hair Bag: Loeffler Randall, on the other hand, went all in with all-over, hot pink calf hair. And surprisingly, it works! Credit the highly structured Rider – its boxy shape keeps the hair from looking slouchy and cheap. At Neiman Marcus for $650.
Alice + Olivia Olivia Calf Hair Bag: The secret to doing this in color is to choose one hue and stick with it, which is why the coordinating emerald leather trim on this satchel works so well. At Alice & Olivia for $595.
Alexander McQueen Classic Calf Hair Skull-Clasp Clutch: The smaller the bag, the easier it is to get away with color. After all, they call it a “pop of color,” not an avalanche. At Neiman Marcus for $1,420.
Ted Baker Maxi Genuine Calf Hair Clutch: Calf hair tends to up the price tag of just about everything it decorates, making this Frugal Snob clutch a real find – and one that comes in half a dozen color options! At Nordstrom for $170.
Maiyet Calf Hair Ayla Clutch: Maiyet’s sunny saffon is a rich enough color for fall and a bright enough one for spring and summer. Exclusively at Barneys New York for $1,350.
Valentino Rockstud Leopard-Print Calf-Hair Zip Clutch Bag: Mix the leopard trend with some color to get the best of both worlds, then amp things up a little more with shimmering Rockstuds. At Neiman Marcus for $1,695.