STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: The Statement Bag

No matter where you’re headed or what the weather is like, it is important to have a good statement piece that can enhance your outfit. Great statement pieces come in all forms, from a bold jacket to trendy sneakers. Especially in the time of fickle weather that is currently going on in my area, having a versatile statement piece that can be a part of any outfit can be the key to having impeccable style every day.

On a fine but foggy day, like the day I found this Fashionista, it is always possible that you’ll need to bundle up one hour and switch to a T-shirt the next. That’s why this Fashionista has made sure the key element in her outfit can be made to work with any look she may choose. To start off the day, she has dressed herself in a chic outfit that is still casual enough to wear around campus. She started with a black on black base comprised of a plain long sleeve shirt and lululemon leggings. To bring more intrigue and personal style into the look, she has added a cozy tan sweater from Aritzia and matching Vans Sk8-Hi sneakers, all topped with a few delicate pieces of jewelry.

Although her outfit looks amazing and sleek on its own, it is all pulled together and brought up an extra level with her incredible statement piece: the Alexander Wang Rocco bag. The bag, which is a chic beige leather with edgy rose gold studs on the bottom, adds a cool and fun element to this Fashionista’s look. Without her statement bag at her side, she would still look stylish and on-trend, but the bag can carry any variety of this outfit and is sure to turn heads.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “My advice is to purchase a handbag that can completely change an outfit. Sticking with basic structures and colors gets boring. Don’t be afraid to get something unique!”