Sporty, sexy, cool: Alexander Wang for Spring 2015 is the Alex I initially fell in love with years ago. While I adore the bundled, androgynous look that comes with Fall, I have trouble fitting the heavy leathers, chunky knits, and menswear-inspired styles on my petite frame.
It seems like the belt bag keeps trying to make a comeback. Actually, it seems like it’s been trying to make a proper renaissance for ages, but it still has yet to gain any legitimate traction. I want the belt bag to be back in full swing because what could be better when you truly need a hands-free day?
The theme of Alexander Wang’s Fall 2014 collection is something to the effect of “cool urban survivalist,” so it’s no surprise one of the first bags to be released is the Survival Kit belt bag.
Contrary to what we might hope, bags are not always “one size fits all.” Skinny, young things may be able to get away carrying just about anything, but my well-endowed girlfriends have trouble finding even a simple crossbody. While you can certainly buy any bag out there, the truth is that different bags flatter different body types. See which will work best for you!
This one requires me to start with a disclaimer: the only reason this number isn’t a “rag bag” is because the ultimate Gym Snob who uses this strictly to carry her spare trainers and a fresh T-shirt could do this backpack justice. Napa deerskin is butter-soft and tactile, but let’s be real: 700 bucks for a glorified drawstring sack?
Haven’t you heard? It’s hip to be square. It all started with two young women who have an innate knack for knowing what’s cool; I have to give props to The Row for spearheading this trend. When the Olsen duo launched their bags with their new now-iconic shape, I was instantly smitten.