When it comes to coordinating your bag and shoes, the natural tendency is to go matchy-matchy, but that look is always very safe and lackluster. A little less literal is the route to take. What we want, especially for an occasion like a party, is to punctuate the pairing with personality.
Shorter, colder days mean more time indoors and less sunshine, but let’s look on the bright side. Just when the gloom of fall has settled upon us, we get a burst of gorgeous rainbow-bright bags to cheer us up. The best thing about rainbows, besides the mood-boosting factor? They literally go with everything. When all the shades of the spectrum are included in your bag, it will pick up whichever you want. So don’t hesitate to take the color plunge.
They don’t have to make sense (Butterflies! Feathers! Fruit stickers! Rocket ships!). Actually, the more irreverent the embellishment, the better. Here are my favorite of-the-moment bags that just want to have a good time and aren’t afraid to say so.
Maybe it’s just the holiday spirit taking over my senses, but suddenly I’m seeing a whole brigade of bags that could double as festive decorations for your Christmas tree. From clusters of beads and jewels to fanciful adornments to glitter galore to in-your-face lettering, forget the strung bright lights…