“Pale pink for fall?” you say? “Buy pastel now?” you wonder, aghast? I know, I know. It seems a little backwards – but that’s precisely what I like about the prospect of purchasing this newly released 3.1 Phillip Lim bag right now.
Never underestimate the designer instincts of one Phillip Lim. It takes a truly confident trend-forecaster to turn out a powdery pink piece this time of year, and more importantly, it takes a mind with creative vision to make it feel spot on. The Ryder crossbody bag, scaled down to an adorable miniaturized proportion (still my favorite!) and pumped up with sporty, rough-and-tumble details – like a rolled top handle, black hardware, and stitching along the bottom – is just the thing to set off a new fall wardrobe. Like pleated schoolgirl skirts, inky leather jackets, crisp collared shirts, and nubby charcoal sweaters. Suddenly, I’m seeing shades of Lim’s bubblegum for the back to school season! 3.1 Phillip Lim Ryder Small Zip Crossbody Bag at Bergdorf Goodman for $525.
Pair with: A pleated wool skirt, like Miu Miu’s perfectly feminine riff in light gray, ideal for setting off a sweet pastel. A skirt like this will make you feel new-season ready in seconds flat. On NET-A-PORTER for $945.