Accessory Report: Spring Bags

These are the best Handbag Trends you’ll Definitely want to try this Spring!

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A Color-Block Bag

If you already have a neutral bag in your spring arsenal, you’ll need a fun color-block one to counter it. No “matchy-matchy” rules apply with color-blocking, so you can coordinate it to your outfit like Miroslava Duma and her chic Pierre Hardy—or not. It’s up to you.

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Pierre Hardy Bag 61 color-block suede clutch, $895, luisaviaroma.com

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A Structured, Ladylike Purse

A retro-chic, feminine handbag adds an element of elegance to any outfit—from jeans and a tee to a suit or dress—and is ultra versatile to take you from work to after-work cocktails.

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Divine wave bag, $30, Blessing-Co

SpringBags-TopHandleA Top-Handle Bag

 The top-handle bag will easily transition right into spring. You can’t go wrong with this style, whether it’s a structured satchel or a soft duffel with cool zip features like Anne Katherine Frey’s Alexander Wang.

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Alexander Wang Rockie small cross-body satchel bag, $795, neimanmarcus.com

SpringBags-BackpackA Stylish Backpack

The backpack gets updated this year. Along with being incredibly functional, these designer backpacks look effortlessly cool. Even Karl Lagerfeld put graffiti-covered backpacks on his spring runway for Chanel.

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Herschel Supply Little America backpack, $90, karmaloop.com

SpringBags-MetallicA Metallic Clutch

A metallic dress is a must-have going-out look for spring, and the same goes for your clutch. Match it with a metallic, or mix it in with other looks, because heavy metal works with everything (Hanne Gaby Odiele agrees).

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Expressions NYC crackle envelope clutch, $38, nordstrom.com

SpringBags-CarryAllA Sophisticated Carryall Work Tote

Refresh your hold-everything work bag for the warmer season with a lighter hue and updated elements like an East-West silhouette. Classic camel is always a sure hit but a pastel bag like Milana Kruz’s Givenchy one is definitely droolworthy.

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Alberta di Canio handbag, $195, yoox.com

SpringBags-FloralA Floral-Print Clutch

A floral clutch adds extra springtime cheer to any outfit—whether you’re mixing prints like blogger Chriselle Lim (featuring this Givenchy clutch) or adding one single eye-catching accessory to a streamlined monochromatic look.

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SpringBags-Floral-2Printed stripe zip-top clutch, $48, c. wonder.com

SpringBags-PastelA Pastel Purse

Easter-egg hues are the new neutral when it comes to accessories this season. Work a pink, baby blue, or minty green one into your outfit, whether it’s a roomy satchel, an envelope clutch, or a structured bag like blogger-model Zanita Morgan’s.

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Mint Tassle Bag, $46, Blessing-Co

SpringBags-satchelA Printed Satchel

Burberry showed painted-over bags for fall, so get a jump on the trend now with a printed satchel. It’s a perfect way to sneak in some flair on an otherwise neutral, go-with-everything accessory, like Natalie Joo’s and her checked Brahmin tote.

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Marni graphic-print cross-body bag, $1,476, nordstrom.com

SpringBags-BucketA Bucket Bag

A bucket bag should be at the top of your shopping list this season. Whether it’s a minimalist drawstring creation or Alexander Wang’s lipstick-red studded number carried by model Pauline Vander Cruysse, the style will fit all your essentials and update any look.

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Faux-leather tasseled bucket bag, $30, oldnavy.com

What Spring Bags Are Your Faves?

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Seaworthy Style

Even if you don’t know the stern from the bow, you can up the ante on your Seaworthy style in these Nautical picks.

seaworthy-c-wonderC. Wonder Anchors Away sweater

Give a nod to classic Americana style with this comfy sweater fit for a fishing boat or a dinner date. $88; cwonder.com

Seaworthy-BikiniNorma Kamali striped bikini

Get into a seaward state of mind with this blue and red bikini! $120; saksfifthavenue.com

seaworthy-coachCoach Anchor stacking ring

This gold-plated trio of rings is perfect for stacking and sailing. $88; coach.com

seaworthy-superdrySuperdry Sports Bra

This sports bra will keep you supported and styling at the gym or a beach run. $18; superdry.com

seaworthy-roxyRoxy Oceanside Beach pants

Keep it casual in this breezy drawstring option. $39.50; nordstrom.com

seaworthy-urban-outfittersUrban Outfitters Anchor earrings

Add a nautical touch to any outfit. $10 urbanoutfitters.com

NauticalAnchorDressBlessing-Co Nautical Anchor Dress

Anchors away! $23 Blessing-Co

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Pretty Presents for Mom!

Show her how much you care! Spoil Mom with whatever will delight her with these Pretty Presents!

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The Kit: Moroccanoil Repair Essentials Kit, $64.60; moroccanoil.com

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The Dress: Saint James for Coach Long Dress, $198; coach.com

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The Polish: Laqa & Co. Nail Polish Pen, $14.95; kirnazabete.com

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The IPhone Case: Uncommon Customized iPhone 5 Case, $39.95; getuncommon.com

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The Sunglasses: Coach Claire Sunglasses, $198; sunglasshut.com

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The Lipstick: Lipstick Queen Endless Summer Collection, $18 each; spacenk.com

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The Notebook: Smythson Mum’s the Word Wafer Notebook, $60; smythson.com

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The Body Cream: Bonpoint Pale Pink Body Cream, $65; bonpoint-boutique.com

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The Bracelet: Ariel Gordon Charm Alphabet Bracelet, $65 – $435; arielgordonjewelry.com

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The Bling Box: C. Wonder Flower Bling Box, $42; cwonder.com

Have a Happy Mother’s Day!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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