ACCESSORIES REPORT: The Ladylike Tote Bag

Accessories Report

Ever since I can remember, starting school has always excited me. From new clothes to choosing the perfect backpack, the back-to-school season is a perfect excuse to go shopping. However, since I started high school, I decided to not use backpacks anymore and instead opted for oversized bags that reflected more of my style. There is a great variety of options out there in different sizes and materials.

This Fashionista’s tote bag is perfect for carrying books and a laptop to school. By incorporating classic accessories like this one, you can take a risk with your outfit and try pieces with bold prints or in vibrant colors. The ladylike tote bag is a more stylish option than backpacks since it adds a touch of sophistication to your look. Besides looking at the design, it’s important that you also take in consideration the functionality of the product. Look for a bag that is roomy enough to carry your needed items and that is made of durable materials. If you want a color-blocked tote bag in black and white like this Fashionista, try this similar one from Target.

Besides her bag, this Fashionista caught my eye for her entire outfit since it’s perfect for this cold front we’re undergoing in Austin. Her printed pants stand out with the rest of the pieces in neutral colors.To me, printed pants are an important piece in any spring wardrobe. What I loved about this Fashionista was that she included vintage leather gloves with her outfit. By pairing vintage accessories with new ones, you create a look that is unique and that people can draw inspiration from. These leather gloves from BCBGMAXAZRIA are very similar and come with metal details. This beanie from H&M made of an angora and wool blend will keep you warm in these cold days. After Givenchy’s fall 2011 collection featured wild cat motifs, the trend is now spreading to jewelry. This Fashionista is on-trend with a necklace featuring a jaguar pendant. Try this very similar one in gold from Forever 21.

Spotted: Structured ladylike handbags were spotted at Prada’s spring 2014 ready-to-wear collection.

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