Spring is the season when our sartorial insecurities come out to play. Everywhere you look, some chic young thing is sporting the freshest of florals and the softest of pastels, while you’re still wondering if you emptied too much of your closet during spring cleaning. Fortunately, a style rut (whether real or imagined!) is easily fixed with just a few new wardrobe additions…
These days, it seems that a Birkin alone is not enough to satisfy top models. To stand apart from the Hermès-clad crowd, a custom Birkin is the accessory to have. Heidi Klum carried her camo version back in January, and now Elle Macpherson is giving us even greener eyes with her zebra-print iteration.
If you can’t be Oprah, it’s nice to at least be in charge of her magazine’s Instagram account for a day – and that’s what I’ll be doing tomorrow! I’ll be sharing my thoughts on the best spring jewelry and bags (like the floral REED Atlantique above), as well trying to channel my inner O with an inspirational book recommendation and a special surprise. Tune in for all that and more tomorrow!
I just got back from a trip to Mexico, and even though it was only for a few days, you know I brought more than a few bags. Hey, when you pack well, you can do that! If you prefer an even more streamlined suitcase, though, just one or two of the below will do. Take this striped Sophie Anderson handmade cotton tote (on Forward by Elyse Walker for $425). You can carry it on the beach or when you’re farther inland, as a daily shopper bag. If it gets dirty, just throw it in the wash and get back to relaxing!
From the updated tote to the most striking statement clutch to the game-changing Diorever bag that goes with anything and everything…Good Morning Texas invited me on to talk my favorite spring bag trends, and it’s only natural they go hand in hand with my coveted new bags, running the gamut from the high-level investments to fabulous frugal finds.
It doesn’t matter if you’re not traveling this summer, and even if you are, who cares if it won’t be anywhere south? The boho-festival, ethnic-chic vibe is the most perfectly effortless seasonal look. Seek out fanciful tassels, horn-inspired toggles, embroidered weaves, beachy beads, and kaleidoscopic prints, and you’ll be set.
Off-duty model fashion always piques our interest – especially when covetable bags are involved – and few models get more photographer attention than Victoria’s Secret Angels. Their individual styles aren’t just on display in lingerie and swimwear shoots; they’re even more prominent in everyday moments. From Adriana Lima’s well-priced basic black tote to Alessandra Ambrosio’s on-trend Fendi to Candice Swanepoel’s classic Chanel Flap, there’s enough variety to suit every personality – and with the frugally-priced alternatives I found, every budget as well.
New, now, and not to be missed: You don’t want to jump on every trend the Spring ’16 collections have to offer – because in the age of social media saturation, trends are a dime a dozen. You’ve got to be selective. That’s why I’m stopping just short of a dozen…
Valentino Spring ’16 Hand-Painted My Rockstud, Embellished Lock, and Laser-Cut Leather Bags: Get With the Tribe
When Valentino executes excess, it’s always elevated, and it always exudes the highest level of craftsmanship. An exotic, hand-touched mood has struck for spring, and it’s materialized in the form of intricate laser-cut details and a well-traveled tribal motif. I have to say the house has outdone itself.