When I saw this great bag by Christian Lacroix go up on the site, I was instantly intrigued. Why, exactly, did I like the unusual combination of print, metals and colors? After giving it a bit more thought, I think it has something to do with a relationship to home decor and interior trends. Wallpaper has seen a huge resurgence in the last few years, and designers are really pushing the interplay between patterns and textures in the home.
Surprised this works so well on a handbag? Don’t be afraid to go bold for spring and play with patterns that might at first seem to compete with each other. Here are a couple of other good examples:
FENDI Purple Beaded Grey Clutch
CHRISTIAN LACROIX Fabric, Leather & Snake Satchel
I had the chance to attend the Coachella festival just outside of Palm Springs earlier this year, and it was definitely a fantastic place for people-watching. The London version–Glastonbury–was this past weekend and it looks like the same grungy/boho/hipster look was again in full effect. Besides the ubiquitous jean short-shorts, celebs like Emma Watson (left) and Sienna Miller were spotted in multiple bracelets, long-strapped bags (like Emma’s LV) and fabulous belts.
Get a similar funky festival look with some of my favorites:
Carolina Bucci 18-karat gold and black silk bracelet
Louis Vuitton Ebene Damier Canvas camera bag
Gianni Versace Medusa Medallion belt
Vintage Mexican silver cuff
Fendi logo Messenger bag