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Thursday, January 5, 2017


Jessica Brinley is a ghostwriter and guest poster on several fashion blogs. Today she joins us to talk about designer handbags.

Stand Out Pieces Every Woman Should Own

You can’t have everything on the year’s best bags list. Or can you? Certainly, if you’re BeyoncĂ© or Madonna your chances are higher of being able to afford all the year’s best bags. Short of everything, though, the key to getting the most out of your handbags is variety. Match the bag to the outfit and the occasion. While we’d all love to have a handbag collection a hundred deep, here are the five best handbag styles for the coming year. These bags will make sure you have the style for every situation. They’re graceful, they’re diverse, they’ll take you through just about any weather, any time of day, any season and match to just about any outfit. If, that is, you mix and match well to make sure each of your top five pick up the slack where the others fall short.

Neutral Leather Tote
This is going to be your go everywhere, do anything bag. When you need a little more space and a little more versatility in your bag, a good-sized clutch in a neutral color is the way to go.  This is the domain of the Hermes Birkin, The Louis Vuitton Artsy or the Prada Medium Saffiano Lux Top. Think Fendi or Chloe for alternatives.

Classic Day Bag – Go Black
This is the bag you can take to the office, to a slightly more formal setting, or out when you need to exude a little bit of power or you want to step up your chic game. I love the Louis Vuitton Capucine or Alma in Black. There are also must-see new shoulder bags from Chloe and Gucci this year. This is the bag you want to go to when you need a classic, simple, formal style.

The Color Burst
Summer or winter, day or night, there always comes a time when you need to glow a little bit and let loose. Keeping a bright pop of color in your arsenal is essential. We all just wanna have fun, after all. Try the Hermes Kelly or Constance or Trotteur in the classic Hermes orange colour. Go Yves St Laurent or Prada in fuchsia. Or spice it up with the Louis Vuitton Graffiti or the Gucci Tian collections.

Casual Bucket Bag
Keep this on deck for the weekend, hitting the streets for some window shopping, hanging at the café, or meeting the girls for brunch. A bucket bag is the most righteous way to make your outfit more casual and confident. Try the Louis Vuitton Neo or Noe or the Hermes So Kelly Tote. The Valentino Viva is also a popular choice.

An Elegant Clutch
The clutch is your evening accomplice. The best bag style for dates, galas, or parties–basically whenever you need to be a bombshell—is the clutch. Try the Yves St. Laurent Cassandre or classic Chain bag. Louis Vuitton also has a stunning Chain. And last but not least, Gucci and Dior have some of the most stunning clutches out there.

1 comment:

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