While bopping around the web today, I came across a Style.com slideshow with a list of the 10 must-have trends for fall. Number six has really been on my radar recently, so I thought I’d spotlight some of my favorite bright bags (at great values). I recently purchased a Louis Vuitton epi crossbody bag in a bright green, so I’m not just preaching — I’m actually already on board!
LANVIN Green Patent Hero Handbag
BALENCIAGA Neo-Classic Orange Satchel
’07 Vert Gazon Part-Time
Red Suhali Leather Le Talentueux Bag
Stripes can be terrifying to women, mainly because we were always told to avoid horizontal stripes in order to look as svelte as possible. So what’s a lady to do when these symmetrical lines are back in a big way? Style.com is “In the Mood For: Stripes” this week, and I have to agree that the look is showing up everywhere.
Whether you’re feeling preppy or just a bit avant garde, stripes can convey totally different styles. If you’re not ready to start wearing the lines on your clothes, why not try them on your favorite handbag? Here are my picks for super stripes for 2011:
CHANEL Rare Chanel Teeny Tiny Striped Mini Flap Bag
ASPREY Signature Steamer Collection Purple Beige Striped Canvas Tote Bag
Black Python and Suede Tote
Style.com’s Fall Shopping Guide is out, and it is definitely packed with accessories you’ll soon be drooling over. This year’s guide was handpicked by 23 fashion insiders–from models to stylists to editors–and makes you (almost) wish for a chill in the air so you can start indulging.
Luckily, you don’t need to have this season’s full-price products to get the hottest looks. Here’s a roundup of some of my favorite forecasted trends and corresponding pieces available (for less!) on Portero.com:
Gold is the new black. Anna Dello Russo, Fashion Director at Large, Vogue Nippon (above). I couldn’t agree more. Metallics are still huge, and you can’t go wrong with a little glam in your wardrobe. Try the Michael Kors Gold Python Beverly for chic shine.
Off-white for winter. Hanelli Mustaparta, model. Forget what they used to say about white after Labor Day–the old rules are totally played out. This fabulous vintage Chanel camera medallion logo bag will work in the colder months when paired with wools or tweeds.
An oversized necklace. Natalie Massanet, founder, Net-a-Porter. Natalie likes to pair hers with a tailored white shirt, colorful shift dress or an elegant evening gown. You can’t really go wrong with a statement piece like this VRBA lapis and baroque pearl necklace.
If you haven’t had a chance to scroll through Candy Pratts Price’s Spring Trends slideshow on Style.com yet, definitely give yourself a few minutes to check out some must-have items for 2010. I, personally, am a shoe person, and sometimes I think those little accessories can tell you a lot of what you need to know about trends as a whole.
Take, for example, the brand new bold leather shoes by Jimmy Choo, Balenciaga and Nicholas Kirkwood (above, left-right). Just a little punch of neon definitely goes a long way — imagine any of these peep-toes paired with basic black, and guess which will stand out more. This really continues to make the case for neon accents for spring, so make sure to include a pop of ultra-bright color in your upcoming buys!