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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Party Pairings: Clutch & Shoe Combos

Just as two already-stunning stars seem even more gorgeous as a couple, pairing the right bag and shoes makes the overall effect more impressive. These perfect combinations will get you into party mode with luxe colors, glitter, and crystals. Try these fete-friendly clutch and shoe pairings to look unbelievably glam at that New Year’s Eve Party.

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The Uptown Girl Look

Velvet panther clutch, $56, wanelo.com + Lucy Choi London sequined pointy-toe pumps, $176, matchesfashion.com

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Artsy and Awesome

Glitter Lucite-closure minaudière, $78, cwonder.com + Sophia Webster Roka high-back holographic pumps, $680,bergdorfgoodman.com

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Eyes-on-You Edgy

Sophie Hulme leather-and-brass clutch, $490, my-wardrobe.com + Aperlai Pico Hands sandals, $570,dagnyandbarstow.com

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Candy Colors

La Regale Handbag Lucite evening clutch, $41, macys.com + Dune Havian multicolor heeled sandals, $121, asos.com

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Disco Fever

Jeweled velvet clutch, $68, anthropologie.com + Dorothy Perkins pewter pointed court shoes, $49, dorothyperkins.com

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The Royal Treatment

Adele Stingray minaudière, $550, toryburch.com + Dolce & Gabbana mosaic-heel two-piece pumps, $990, barneys.com

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Block Party

Etienne Aigner Chronicle frame clutch, $495, etienneaigner.com+ Benjamin Adams Denia pumps, $340, nordstrom.com

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The It Girl Goods

DVF ♥ HVN Circle Fetish Cat clutch, $395, dvf.com + Michael Kors Ailee studded suede pumps, $175, neimanmarcus.com

Stay Glam!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Urban Safari

You don’t have to be exploring the wilds of Africa to participate in this trend. These tribal prints, earth tones, and cool khakis are worthy of the concrete jungle.

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Ralph Rucci

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Michael Kors

safari-diane-von-furstenbergDiane Von Furstenberg

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Nicholas K

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Rachel Zoe

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Tommy Hilfiger

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Tibi

Will you explore this Trend?

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Feline

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Black t shirt
$60-shopbrianlichtenberg.com

Wallis black jacket
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Pull&Bear jean shorts
$28 – pullandbear.com

Foldover purse
$35 – theiconic.com.au

Jazz eyeshadow
$22 – zalando.co.uk

The Scottish Fine Soaps Company body cleanser
$26 – scottishfinesoaps.com

 

 

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Emerald City

This officially endorsed green feels right on cue for spring, conjuring up images of grassy fields on warm afternoons and is also perfect for this St. Patrick’s Day Weekend! Make everyone Green with Envy with these picks:

MEK Denim Skinny Leg Jeans, $40.05 (on sale);lastcall.com

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Charlotte Olympia Spider Pandora Perspex Clutch, $975; luisaviaroma.com

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Marc by Marc Jacobs Uma Merino Wool Sweater, $250;net-a-porter.com

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Patrizia Pepe Metallic Pumps, $383; forzieri.com

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River Island Color Block Dress, $70;us.riverisland.com

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Jene DeSpain Gold and Emerald Earrings, $250;shopbop.com

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T by Alexander Wang Marled Knit Mini Skirt, $190; ssense.com

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Lanvin Tutti Fruitti Swarovski Crystal Ring, $495; net-a-porter.com

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Have a Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

– D-Anna

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Model St. Style: NY Fashion Week 2013

Some Style Inspiration for you from some of the best beauties in New York.
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A bright lip perfectly accents this gorgeous model’s muted palette ensemble.
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Take a cue from this model and add in touches of leather when mixing black and brown.
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Oh, Cara Delevingne, how we love your spunky style!
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This model proves that you can still look stylish with your heels in your bag. Sometimes comfort is key!
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Revisit your art class days with this lesson in how to rock complementary colors —indigo blue pops next to neon yellow.
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This glam fur coat looks even better paired with a berry lip and bold brows.
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This model dressed up her color-block coat with funky wedge sneakers—on-trend and ultra-wearable.
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I love this model’s winter white pants with edgy with geometric black accents.
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Go boho chic with fringe and feather detailing.
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Canary yellow is a perfect way to brighten up a dreary winter day.
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Leather, fur, and a distressed scarf—it’s all about the layers.
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Doutzen Kroes finishes off a sophisticated winter white ensemble with unexpected tough boots.
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Floor sweeping or super short? These two fierce models span the hem spectrum.
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Leather, fur, and toggle buttons, oh my!
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Knits aren’t just for scarves and sweaters—they make for super-stylish trousers as well!
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Coco Rocha’s burnt-orange harem pants are definitely on my wish list this year.
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She’s a snow bunny with a city girl twist!
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Boyfriend jeans are a model staple—add a chunky knit and some booties and you’re good to go!
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There’s no shying away from color here! Her red harem pants pop and that jacket is über cool.
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I’m obsessed with her dramatic fur coat!
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When you’ve got studded boots and leather leggings, you don’t need a runway to strut your stuff.

Happy Styling!

XOXO

D-Anna

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