ACCESSORIES REPORT: Punchy Purple Purses

Accessories Report

Some of the best wardrobe advice I ever received was to use accessories as a means of switching up my looks. An unexpected use of a bag or necklace holds the power to make an outfit unique and allows you to express your mood for the day. On this winter day, this particular Fashionista had no problem with standing out.

A bright purple purse against a dark background screams, “Look at me!” The square shape of the bag itself and the square hardware reads fun while being functional enough to carry everything you would need for class. You can find a bag that has the similar shape here and one with a similar color here.

Since the bag is doing all the talking in this outfit, the rest of her accessories are perfectly subdued. The rings she has on brings a lot of character to the outfit without competing for attention. You can find rings similar to these that have personal meaning from James Avery. A brown ballet flat perfectly suits the bill as a simple shoe that can be worn with essentially anything. The rest of this Fashionista’s outfit is the perfect example of letting one piece have the spotlight, while still creating interest. A black and white ensemble is humble but the tribal print on her sweater serves as a second point of reference on her outfit. When working with a bright purple bag, stick with a large scale pattern rather than a small one that has the possibility of sending our fashion senses into a frenzy.

Spotted: Lanvin’s spring 2014 ready-to-wear collection featured this same shade of purple.


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