In case you’d forgotten, here’s when Alexander Wang is at his invaluable best: when he makes practical basics for the girl who likes to keep her cool. It’s difficult to find something that speaks to your personal style when something truly practical is required, but leave it to Alex to take on the task and serve up satisfaction.
The Chastity is a great daily bag that possesses as much edge as function. And it has lots of both. While rebellious Wang devotees are likely to be far from chaste, this no-nonsense crossbody bag has a straightforward pureness that’s undeniable. Clean touches of silver metal, a boxy frame, and a slender hand-strap all provide laidback appeal that will ease you right into the office, then over to the bar once you’ve switched gears. Alexander Wang Chastity Bag at Saks Fifth Avenue for $795.
Pair with: Take this the minimalist-and-monochrome route with Christopher Kane’s black wool-crepe dress. Inspired by a man’s waistcoat and topped with oversized Swarovski crystal buttons, it’s a little sweet and a lot chic. On Matches Fashion for $1,120.