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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Roundup: Best Trends of 2013

Another year is over, but great fashion is never forgotten. These fashion trends made 2013 very stylish. Here are the best trends of the year and possibly this one too!

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Sexy, Sheer Panels

Celebrities enthusiastically embraced—and pushed the limits of—the sheer-panel trend on the red carpet and it has quickly become an A-list  favorite.

Diane Kruger in Thakoon, Rose Byrne in Pucci, Michelle Dockery in Chado Ralph Rucci

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Borrowed From the Boys

The 2013 menswear-inspired craze welcomed feminine interpretations of classic suiting textures and styles, tough but flirty brogues, and the comfy-cozy boyfriend sweater.

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Ring Party!

As a follow-up to the Arm Party, the Ring Party made its mark in 2013. From stacks of mixed metals to statement bands to the boho-cool midi ring—there were so many pieces to either wear alone or pile on.

A shot from Glamour’s behind-the-scenes visit to cult-favorite Brooklyn-based boutiqueCatbird.

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All White, Even After Labor Day

From summery dresses to post-Labor Day monochrome suits to red-carpet-ready gowns, head-to-toe white remained the trend of choice for all seasons this year. And, yes, all white is totally trendy this year also.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in Dior, Zoe Saldana in Elie Saab, Charlize Theron in Dior

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The Dressed-Up Sweatshirt

A product of the athletic-inspired trend, the dressed-up sweatshirt was immediately embraced by the fun- and comfort-loving fashion set. The piece looks just as cute with skinny jeans as it does with a printed skirt,or…. no pants at all.

Cara Delevingne, Lily Collins, Miroslava Duma

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Heavy Metal Hardware

Designers embraced the reinvention of rock style with metal-adorned shoes, boots, and sandals. There’s nothing like chains, grommets, and studs of all shapes and sizes to add tough-girl swagger to any outfit.

Saint Laurent fall 2013, Chanel fall 2013, Isabel Marant spring 2013

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Black and White

With the return of ’90s minimalism, designers sent a slew of black-and-white contrasting dresses, suits, coats, and leather everything down the spring and fall runways. The trend eventually made its way onto many celebrities—and into our closets.

Chanel fall 2013, Michael Kors spring 2013, Proenza Schouler spring 2013

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Dressy Shorts

Shorts became the new dress, skirt, and even suit piece this year. For the most versatility, designers reinterpreted shorts at varying lengths and in bold colors, prints, and textures.  Good News: dressy shorts are also on 2014 runways and this trend is sticking around.

Theyskens’ Theory fall 2013, Tommy Hilfiger spring 2013, Clover Canyon spring 2013

Which of these Trends will you be Wearing this Year?

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Sporty Crop Tops

Thanks to high necklines, bra-like silhouettes, and stretchy knit fabrics that cling to the body, the bare midriff look makes a return to its athletic roots this season. These sporty crops are perfect for showcasing a svelte figure, as demonstrated by the likes of Diane Kruger, and Candice Lake, and are a sleek and chic choice for a number of evening events too.

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Get the look with these Picks:

Nasty Gal: Sharp Angle Crop Top ($30), Mango: Cropped Knit Top ($30), Zara: Studio Cropped Sleeveless Top ($60), Asos: Crop Top with Polo Neck ($14), Topshop: Stripe Mesh Sleeve Crop Top ($40)

Are you sporting crop tops?

XOXO

-D-Anna

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