STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Let Your Bag Bring On The Bold

Style Advice of the Week

We Fashionistas have been coveting some killer satchels lately — from neons to neutrals and studded to fur embellished. Sometimes it’s crucial to let our bags carry our outfits. It’s proof that a single accessory can affect the colors, shoes, hairstyle and overall aura of an ensemble.

This Fashionista’s navajo printed bag accomplishes all of the above, and she plays it up with a vibrant sweater and fedora instead of backing away with simple basics.  Paying close attention to detail, she matches the turquoise shade in the fabric of her purse to the one that’s on her frock, and then compliments the hue yet again with her light wash denim.  With the polish of suede booties and a tailored coat, she pulls off a look I’d deem psychadellic suave.

Such bags aren’t hard to come by, but my favorite tribal designs are from Olivia & Joy and Pendleton. NASTY GAL has an eye catching beaded clutch lined with a satin hot pink interior, and if you can’t get enough of the pattern, there’s a wallet for that.

YesStyle carries the color block sweaters you’ll need for pairing purposes — schemes range from warm to washed out sorbet to full on rainbow. And if you can rock a clash, check out L.A.M.B.’s camel combo dress.

For further inspiration when it comes to playing with your prints, see this Columbia University Fashionista. Her cardigan’s got the whole navajo thing going on, while her floral tote unites with her ribbed olive green leggings and striped tee.


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