ACCESSORIES REPORT: The Perfect Purse

Accessories Report

When it comes to accessories, one of the most vital additions to any ensemble is the perfect purse. The beauty of bags in the fashion world is their nearly unlimited versatility. Whether it is a shimmery clutch for a party, a vibrant and spacious tote for a shopping trip or an effortless and convenient long-strapped satchel, an ideal bag is a necessity.

The ability of a small, long-strapped purse to be worn as a cross-body or casually over one shoulder makes it a great choice for Fashionistas on the go. These smaller bags are also perfect for the sometimes tricky transition between winter and spring. The last thing we need during these final frigid months is a big bag weighing us down. A lightweight satchel, especially cross-body, can be worn easily over the thick winter shield we construct out of our carefully balanced layers. And, as the weather warms and we can at last begin to shed the layers, a simple cross-body purse remains an appropriate accessory.

These purses come in all colors and styles. A neutral will work with any outfit, while a bold and bright pop of color is always a fun touch. Whatever your choice, this bag is a staple for all Fashionistas: quick, easy and effortless. This Fashionista kept things simple and chic with her entirely neutral ensemble for a quick mall run. She topped off her cream sweater, classic blue skinny jeans, stylish wide-collared peacoat and combat boots with a brown cross-body purse.

While a basic purse like this one may be overlooked at first, one must not fail to recognize the stylish utility of such a bag. Any Fashionista can find a cross-body purse to fit all of her necessities and work seamlessly into her wardrobe. These small bags are stylish without being overwhelming and can work in any season, which is definitely a plus. When accessorizing your next outfit you may just find that a cross-body bag is the perfect purse.

Spotted: Marc by Marc Jacobs spring/summer 2013 collection featured long-strapped satchels in a variety of colors. DKNY also included some basic black crossbody bags.

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