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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Girls Night Out Musthaves

GNO When prepping an outfit for a hot summer evening, look no further than these GNO essentials.  Here are party-ready pieces that are tastefully alluring, but also incredibly fashion-forward.

GNO-jumpsuitAsos: Chic Jumpsuit with Open Back ($76) If you’re less of a dress or skirts girl, you’ll appreciate this sleek jumpsuit. Just add a jeweled necklace for a visually intriguing result!

GNO-skortZara: Mini Skort ($50) in Geranium. Skorts are perfect GNO material. Why? They’re dressier than a pair of shorts, but offer more coverage than a tiny mini skirt.

Summer Party ClutchBlessing-Co: Summer Party Clutch ($28) This graphic party scene clutch is just the right size for holding your keys, lipstick, and cell phone for all those numbers you’ll collect.

GNO-jacketSass and Bide: Not the Enemy Embellished Jacket ($590) Add a jacket, like this one to your outfit for extra polish (silver chain embellishments give off a rock ‘n’ roll vibe).

GNO-coatedskinniesPaige: Hoxton Coated High-Res Skinnies ($199) in Black Coated. Skinny jeans are great, but try a coated pair for girls’ night out. They’re flashier, which is just what you need for an after-hours event.

GNO-blouseNasty Gal: Sweet Dot Crop Blouse ($32) Bring out your feminine side with this sheer polka-dot top, downplay its cutesy feel by layering it over a lacy bra.

GNO-strappydressTopshop: Strappy Hem Dress ($84) Your summer tan will pop in this halter body-con dress! Plus, wearing white is your chance to stand out in a sea of black.

Green-Crossbody-bagBlessing-Co: Mini Crossbody Bag ($20) in Mint. If you want to go hands-free (best for holding more than one cocktail 😉 ) this cute cross-body is a sure bet.

Have a fab Girls Night Out!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Summer Musthaves

These fashion staples are on trend and perfect for a steamy Summer!

summermusthaves-victoriassecretSpring to Summer Staple: If the weather is chilly, throw a jean jacket over a flirty sundress, like Victoria’s Secret The Sexy Sundress in Geo Rows, $49.50, victoriassecret.com. But as temperatures rise, take it for a spin sans any layers.

summermusthaves-zaraOne size fits All: Toss all of your loot in a large over-the-shoulder tote, like Zara Suede Shopper Bag, $49.90, zara.com. Impromptu trip to the beach? Yep, your towel can fit!

SummerMusthaves-AEA white bustier crop top, like the American Eagle Crop Sweetheart Corset, $19.99, ae.com, looks casual-chic when paired with colorful bottoms, such as a shorts, maxi skirt or bright pants.

summermusthaves-lambandflagLovely Lilac: On a chilly night, throw on a pair of pastel jeans. These lavender skinnies (Lamb and Flag Skinny Ankle Zip Jean, $68, lambandflag.com) are flattering, thanks to their cut and subdued color.

TropicalFlowerDressA Floral Affair: A floral-print, form-fitting dress can be worn to your best friend’s destination wedding or to work—just throw a classic black blazer over it to make it more office-appropriate. You will love this Blessing-Co tropical print dress $20.

SummerMusthaves-ninewestPetal Pushers: Floral wedges, like Nine West LetItGo, $89, ninewest.com, add a pop of color—and pizzazz—to a white sundress. They can also be paired with the crop top bustier and your fave pantss.

summermusthaves-asosJailbird Rock: Mix up your style a bit and spring for a striped maxi, like Cheap Monday Monochrome Maxi Dress, $72.72, asos.com.
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Flower Power: Cool-girl cutoff shorts should be one of your staples this season. Choose between a solid-colored or patterned pair, but I think these floral Romance CutOff Shorts by Nastygal, $75, nastygal.com, are pretty sweet.
SummerMusthaves-MossimoTotally Tribal: Swap out your regular purse for a cross-body Ikat-printed one on the weekends. This Mossimo Supply Co. Orange Top Handle CrossBody, $22.49, target.com will have you running errands in style, for sure. Just meeting friends for brunch? Expect a few compliments on your carry-all.

Have a Stylish Summer!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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