With the weather finally warming up just the tiniest bit, some us of may be getting back in touch with our sporty sides. Why not show that off in our wardrobes, too? Athletic stripes add a sense of sports club chic to bags from every price point, whether it be an already sleek clutch or an oversized tote.
Here’s a surefire way to make a neutral piece pop: the juicy infusion of yellow doesn’t merely read like a lightning bolt on a classic deep-gray clutch, it’s also exactly what the summer calls for. Mark my words: you will be amazed by how wearable and versatile bright lemon yellow is once you welcome it into your palette.
Some collaborations are nothing but a natural fit. Smythson’s latest Panama Collection marks the second capsule partnership between the leather company and artist Quentin Jones. Best of all, I love Smythson and their clean, simple shapes readily lend themselves to artistic embellishment.
What I love about Charlotte Dellal is her unapologetic sense of whimsy and fun. Sure, I may not always love the prices of her more novel bags, but the pieces never fail to make me stop and smile. For Charlotte Olympia Cruise 2014, the designer is satisfying her sweet tooth – just in time for Easter! Ice cream cone heels, gummy bear clutches, licorice ankle straps…what’s your candy crush? Available at Bergdorf Goodman.
Maison Martin Margiela loves to fool our eyes and toy with our notions of what things should traditionally be, and here’s an instance where they’ve been highly successful on both fronts. This super-adorable wristlet clutch is shaped like a soft sunglasses case, a silhouette you rarely – if ever – see in actual bag form.
Metallics? Hello, liquid luster! Black patent leather? Think shinier than your lip gloss. Astrakhan lamb fur? So sumptuous! And crocodile? This is as divine as exotic skin gets. Jason Wu is keeping his girls classy for Fall ’14 with an insanely gorgeous bag collection set strictly in neutral tones.