Fall is here! And while I scope the aisles of my favorite stores like Zara, Tory Burch, Kate Spade, and Saks Fifth Avenue for new sweaters and light jackets, I gravitate to one aspect of an outfit the most: the handbag.
Whether your outfit is minimalistic or heavy on accessories, nothing can replace how the right handbag can fully tie an outfit together. Below are three of the most popular, current trends regarding which handbag you should get based on your need.
If you’re looking for an original style – one that isn’t already on every blogger, look no further than the marble clutch, which can also be doubled as the marble cross-body bag. The design this bag is sleek and lightweight – though not meant to carry much more than lipstick, mascara, your card and phone.
It’s a highly sophisticated look that you can within a $50 budget should you shop at Zara. However, depending on your price point, the marble design can become more complex and be featured in larger-sized clutches. If you’re someone who values designer brands, Dolce & Gabbana also took part in the marble-clutch design, featuring their own in a collection with a green and black pattern.
If you still want something more original but with a classic style, try the box-bag. It’s shape gives the bag a sleek, clean look while the space is more than useful. I’ve used these types of bags before as a daily bag- whether I’m running to class or a meeting, this bag is typically big enough to hold everything and looks like an addition to my outfit instead of a hassle to carry around.
In order to make your bag different than others, try purchasing the bag in a unique color. While others reach for brown, black or white bags, also known as safety colors, go for a bag that adds color and dimension to your outfit. A yellow bag adds natural personality to a fall outfit of black jeans and an burnt orange sweater. A green bag with a black turtleneck and denim jeans effortlessly completes the look. Being able to mix and match colors is easier than you think when you don’t focus on nailing every color using just clothes.
If you’re someone who needs an easy and chic bag to grab-n-go, AND needs a lot of space the bulk bag is for you. Don’t let the name turn you off – this bag has an interesting take on the duffel bag, but miniaturized. Although the bag is wide, it’s strappy handles and curvy shape give it more dimension and allows the bag to serve as a statement without being over the top.
The best way to use this bag alongside outfits is to get it in a single bold color or simple pattern. Because the bag is already large in size, you don’t want it to overpower the rest of your look by being overwhelming.