More of a good thing is a great thing, and in this case, that’s color! The best combos are the most drastic contrasts, especially when one hue is classic and simple, while the other shocks the senses out of their winter doldrums – black and hot pink, black and metallic gold, etc. Pastel may be the unofficial tone of spring, but that just makes these surprising double acts all the more exciting.
We’re never surprised to see fur grace the Fall runways, but the number of fur bags this season is off the charts. From Donna Karan’s shaggy style (her 30th anniversary collection was all about movement) to DVF’s trim shoulder bags, black seemed to be the shade of choice, with Vera Wang also throwing her noir beaver shopping bag into the ring.
Today was my first full day in NYC for Fashion Week, and god is it cold! It’s supposed to snow on Sunday, which got me thinking about which bag to carry (shocking, I know). You don’t want to risk ruining supple leather or precious metals, so what do you turn to?
Not too big and not too small, structured but not overly so, and neutral enough to go with all your favorite staples: You can count on a daily bag to be practical, but rarely do they inspire excitement. Not these five. More than just an afterthought, these daily bags have great designs and details to spare, so you won’t find yourself making a compromise while following the KISS rule: Keep It Simple and Stylish.
Sometimes a bag isn’t downright ugly or outright atrocious. Sometimes a bag neglects to give me butterflies or the creeps. Sometimes a bag is just “eh,” merely enough to make you shake your head, shrug, say, “Huh,” and move on. Well, almost just move on.
I just landed in Hawaii for winter vacation! Rich and I are renewing our vows in honor of our tenth anniversary, so this is an important trip that calls for serious shopping preparation and the right bag is always at the top of my list. Since the beach is a place where you’re allowed to be a little cheesy, I feel free to let my hair down and have a little fun picking these totes…