October 13, 2011

Three Ways: Bright Bag

Now that it's becoming chillier outside, it's becoming increasingly difficult to find colorful clothing in stores. Not only is black stereotypically a New York color, but as the temperature goes down neutrals always seem to be in fashion. For some reason, it just takes so much effort to find a neon sweater or colorful pants that are warm enough to prevent my legs from turning pink.
My solution? A colorful bag! This accessory is rarely seasonal; it can generally be used all-year round, making a colorful bag practical and worth the money, while it also adds pizzazz to any outfit in a way that nothing else can.
Many women seem to shy away from color when it comes to handbags, opting for black or brown in most cases. I can see why these colors are popular choices, but every female I know owns more than one bag. Why not make one of those a colorful one? Though sometimes pricier than their neutral counterparts, colorful bags will stand out from the crowd and will be sure to garner many oohs and aahs - just what any fashionista wants!
Here, I'll show you three different ways to style a bright bag for fall.
Topshop sweater, Current/Elliott boyfriend jeans, Sam Edelman flats, Warehouse printed scarf, RJ Graziano gold cuff.

Why this outfit works: This outfit is comprised of neutrals, so the green bag stands out. The color palette of the scarf, however, helps incorporate the green into the ensemble. These shoes add some more excitement; I actually own this exact pair, and they have to be one of my favorite possessions.
A sweater and jeans create a cozy combination, but when the jeans are rolled up and paired with flat shoes the outfit feels suitable for fall, which is still a transition time.

Topshop blazer, top, and booties; 7 For All Mankind skinny jeans; Anna Mcd cuff.

Why this outfit works: This outfit would be perfect for eating at a nice restaurant. Jeans feel casual, but a blazer and a somewhat fancy top jazz up the look, as do fierce platform booties. The green satchel adds a fun pop of color, while a fluorescent toned cuff adds an artsy touch.

Tsumori Chisato cardigan, Madewell shirtdress, Topshop tights, Frye combat boots, Michael Michael Kors bracelets.

Why this outfit works: The green bag is simply adding color to a palette of mostly neutrals. A blue shirtdress has a sweet mix of masculine and feminine, while combat boots add a contrasting touch of toughness. An oversize cardigan adds warmth as do black tights, and these bracelets add just the right touch of glam.

Let me know what you think of these outfits in the comment section below. Which one would you wear? Let me know if you're inspired by one of my suggestions or by the idea of buying a colorful bag! I'd love to know.


  1. Love all the three combos, but the last one is my fave:)

  2. Thanks for the inspiration! I just ordered this Cambridge Satchel classic in a size 13" purple. I can't wait to try on these looks with them! I would definitely wear all of these but the 2nd one is my favorite because I love to get dolled up at times.

  3. I love the big bangles that are so in fashion those days! They reminds me of ancient female warriors!
    And I adoooore the satchels! Especially the colourful ones!
    A very well done picture of these days trends!

  4. great inspiration! it certainly is not easy to pull up a good look with a flourescent bag...and you have done it 3 times!!!



  5. love this combination, especially the satchel!
    found you on IFB. great blog, now a follower :)

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  6. Oh how I'd love to have a Cambridge Satchel, especially in neon yellow!
    Great looks.
    Found you on IFB. Now following!
    Please have a look at my blog and follow if you like =)
    X, Lucy

  7. I am craving a Cambridge Satchel and I love the last outfit, very laid back and kind of grunge.

  8. great items!!!