Searching For a Not "It" Bag
If there’s one thing I’ve learned about fashion it’s that you shouldn’t buy a bag, just because it’s the new big thing with every Hollywood starlet. Instead of going for the ‘it’ factor, you should go for what works for you, especially in terms of shape and color. That said, there are still a few bags that I think everyone should own and will eternally have the it factor, regardless of whether Lindsay Lohan is carrying it on her shoulder.
Unfortunately, just about every season there’s some variation of black leather bags that makes its way into every celebrity’s closet. Anyone remember the Stam (by Marc Jacobs) bag? Or how about the Fendi Spy bag? Here are a couple of my favorite not-black, super gorgeous bags.
This Badgley Mischka bag is white, which on the opposite end of the spectrum from black. It’s also got gold accents that give it flair. While white is a little (or a lot) harder to keep clean, I think white makes much more of a statement no matter what season or outfit you wear it in. Badgley Mischka Selma bag is available at Bloomingdale’s ($395).
The soft yellow color of this bag makes it a great option for spring and summer. While I’m over the “hobo” bag, I think I can make an exception for a bag this pretty. Especially because the grained effect gives it a little bit more personality. Rebecca Minkoff’s Plan B Hobo is available at Bloomingdale’s ($655).
Even in the summer I’m known to wear a lot of black. I blame it on living in New York for so long. But if you’re anything like me, either of these two bags will break up the color and take that outfit to the next level.
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