Winter break has come and almost gone. As students we have only so much time to see everyone we can possibly think of, eat as many home cooked meals as we can fit and seize the stress-free time. Almost everyone’s break includes a little travel, whether that be to Grandma’s on Christmas Eve or the Bahamas for a much needed week of relaxation. None the less, some trendy luggage is a winter break essential for any Fashionista/o. Caught right before her trip to Penn State, this Fashionista shows off a vintage taste with her mismatched yet so matched luggage.
It always seems safe to stick to basic black when it comes to our suitcases. You wouldn’t want to have to base your outfit on matching a bright printed bag every time you travel. This Fashionista has got it right. Her subtle printed bags are not full of overbearing colors as they entail the perfect mention of a vintage style. Turns out her big “weekender” bag was once her mother’s. Bought from Gap in the ’90s, this bag has a little bit of wear and a little bit of story that adds to it’s vintage appearance. Building off this key piece, she explained, she continues to mix old with new by buying bags with those same color schemes. More stuff? Not a problem. She’ll always have a complimentary bag to add for any trip. Who knew sailor stripes like the ones on her side bag could be such a perfect mixing pattern? Browns and navy always seem like a safe bet when it comes to incorporating multiple pieces. Marc Jacobs had the same idea in his spring 2013 ready-to-wear runway show. Stripes from head to toe showing off his spring bags aren’t overwhelming, but exciting.
Sitting atop her white peacoat, the deep blues of her floral and stripped luggage pop perfectly. Paired with black leggings, her entire ensemble compliments itself from bags to boots.
Spotted: Striped bags are ready to be combined and paired for personal luggage style in Marc Jacob’s spring 2013 ready-to-wear show.