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Must Have Handbags

Transition to fall with a covet-worthy handbag that enlivens your ensemble. This time of year, look for a style that can set off a summer dress with the same chic as a turtleneck and boots. Check out our favorites!

Equestrian style and rich earth tones give the Dooney & Bourke Florentine Clayton satchel a sophisicated, tailored look that balances a flowy maxi dress or pairs perfectly with a khaki trench.

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The MICHAEL Michael Kors Weston collection pairs simple, buttery soft leather and structured details like the chain-and-leather straps. This small messenger bag looks fantastic with white shorts. Try a crisp black-and-white satchel with your little black dress.

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Looking for the perfect slouchy shoulder bag that looks relaxed without being sloppy? The COACH soft Legacy drawstring shoulder bag in pebbled leather boasts a versatile combination of carefree and classy, great with jeans and a tank top or with a puffy jacket.

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Gorgeous texture and shining buckle details elevate the Big Buddha Penn large buckle tote to instant classic, and looks great whether you’re wearing a sleek tee or a comfy sweater.

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A luxe addition to your wardrobe for years to come, the Brahmin Vineyard collection Vivian satchel is the height of tailored excellence and high-quality leather. Pair it with an elegant sheath dress or business suit, whatever the season!

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Which handbag would you choose to get through the last of this summer’s heat?

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Trend to Watch: Coated Denim

The newest member of your denim wardrobe? Coated jeans that combine the classic look of your favorite 5-pocket pair with a glossy, often metallic sheen. Wear them for day or evening — even at the office.

Casual Friday: Give your casual Friday look a golden touch with the Legacy jean from Rich & Skinny. Disclaimer: The onslaught of “where did you get those?” inquiries may affect your productivity. Style with a sharp jacket, feminine satchel and smart shoe to keep the rest of your look professional and polished.
Shop the Look: Patterson J. Kincaid Ricci Geometric-Print BlazerRich & Skinny Legacy Metallic Coated Jeans, Donald J Pliner Denda Smoking Slippers, Givenchy Blush Pearl Drop Earrings, Brahmin Lady Melbourne Collection Elisa Satchel

Date Night: Coated denim isn’t all about edgy. Romance this NYDJ skinny jean with a flowy blouse and shoulder-dusting earrings. When finished with an oversize clutch, the look is perfectly poised between dressed up and laid back.
Shop the Look: Antonio Melani Silk Tie-Neck Blouse, BCBGeneration Ollie Clutch, Sam Edelman Danielle Pointed-Toe Pumps, Anna & Ava Enamel Kite Chandelier EarringsNYDJ Coated 5-Pocket Skinny Jeans

Sunday Brunch: This leather-look style from James Jeans is a cutting-edge counterbalance to cozy sweaters and classic boots. A cherry red lip — the season’s must-have beauty trend — stands out in the brunch crowd.
Shop the Look: UGG Australia Cydnee Riding Boots, Lancome L’Absolu Rouge Lipcolor SPF 12, Ray-Ban Wayfarer Classic SunglassesJames Jeans Slicked Super Skinny Coated Jeans, MICHAEL Michael Kors Cape Cardigan

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Red Hot Handbags for Fall

If darker colors for the darker months are getting you down, but bright bags seem all wrong for your turtleneck-and-trench ensembles, you’ll love the rich, saturated reds that were everywhere on this fall’s runways. With names like ox blood, wine, chili pepper, and salsa, these reds are vivid instead of bright, bold instead of breezy. They add depth and color play to looks that could otherwise take themselves too seriously.

Shop our picks: Big Buddha Devon Satchel, Fossil Maddox Bucket Tote,
Steven by Steve Madden Leather Lift-Off Tote, Lacoste Large New Classic Cross-Body Bag, Brahmin Melbourne Collection Mini Arno Tote

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Which of fall’s rich reds can you see yourself carrying?

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Statement Handbags: Have Fun & Turn Heads!

There’s no need to start fall with styles that blend into the background. Punch up your wardrobe with a bag that draws second looks and starts conversations. We’ve picked the best ways to play with your handbag wardrobe this season.

Unique Details: This zip over satchel from Kathy Van Zeeland stands out from the crowd with whimsical zipper details and a silver giraffe print. With its intricate decorative beading and peacock feather motif, this Nina Mae Fully Beaded Peacock clutch combines upscale and quirky. The T Tahari Olivia tote steps up a simple shape with distinctive colorblocking and the curved lines of the front pocket.

Rich Colors: Betsey Johnson knows a thing or two about making statements, and her Neon Lights Jelly satchel says it all with a vibrant neon green. Brilliant scarlet dials up the drama for this Indio leather bucket from The Sak. On the other end of the color spectrum, bold blue hues take this BCBGMAXAZRIA Evening clutch from staple to stunner.

Fresh Silhouettes: We love the rounded shape and vertical front zipper pockets of the Vince Camuto Cristina hobo and the asymmetrical front flap of the Hobo Original Zara cross-body bag. The vegetable tanned Cavo tote from Patricia Nash is dressed up with delightfully unexpected cutouts and ruffles along the top edge for a fresh take on a classic.

Touchable Textures: What some designs use as a decoration, the Steve Madden Fringy Fringe hobo uses as a centerpiece. An unexpected panel of hair calf invites touch and adds an unexpected edge to the Brahmin Kensington Collection Taylor tote (and it’s only available at Dillard’s)! For turning heads and starting conversations, though, nothing beats the owlishly offbeat UGG Australia Foxley Flap shoulder bag, with its over-the-top textures, chain strap and antiqued brasstone hardware.

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Style It: Tights & Leggings

This season’s must-haves: brightly colored and patterned tights or leggings. Not sure how to style them?  Check out our 4 examples below to get that effortlessly on-trend look for your wardrobe.

Bright Tights

Much like colored denim, brightly colored tights add a perfectly bold touch to your look. You don ‘t have to keep the rest of your look subdued. A leopard-print tunic and studded smoking slippers keep your ensemble fashionable yet comfortable for a workday or shopping. To finish off the look, reach across the color wheel for a bag that punches up your palette.

Shop the look: Collective Concepts Smockneck Shirtdress, Hue Opaque Non-Control Top Tights, MICHAEL Michael Kors Jet Set Top Zip East West Tote, Betsey Johnson Bliiingg Smoking Slippers

Patterned Tights

Not quite ready to take the leap to a bright leg? Then start your hosiery exploration with patterned tights. Depending on the pattern, they can add edge or sophistication to your outfit. For a sleek workday look, pair them with a tailored dress and authoritative pumps. A patterned bag coordinates perfectly with this option. Take this look to dinner by adding on a bold lip or a statement necklace.

Shop the look: T Tahari Libby Ponte Knit Dress, Spanx Tight-End Filigree Patterned Tights, Antonio Melani Joanne Pumps, Brahmin Melbourne Collection Anytime Mini Shoulder Bag

Cord Leggings

When the weather turns cooler, leggings are a great option for keeping warm. But how do you keep your look from getting too casual? Pair them with soft fabrics and feminine accessories. A chiffon tunic balances the corduroy perfectly, while the stones in these earrings subtly echo the jewel-tone hues. Add cute booties or pumps to finish it off.

Shop the look: MM Couture by Miss Me Printed Chiffon Tunic, Hue Corduroy Leggings, Sam Edelman Louie Booties, Betsey Johnson Moroccan Medallion Drop Earrings

Print Leggings

Just add printed leggings to instantly take your closet favorites to fashionably fabulous. A long tee is an easy option for these leopard-print leggings. Take a full dive into rock star mode with a spiked bangle, moto-inspired boots and a sleek leather jacket.

Shop the look: Buffalo David Bitton Nepeta Faux Leather Jacket, Sanctuary Clothing Short-Sleeve Screen Print Top, Hue The Original Jeans Leopard Print Leggings, BCBGeneration Halen Moto-Inspired Boots, Natasha Accessories Pyramid Stretch Bracelet

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Word of the Week: Hair Calf

It’s commonly cut and dyed and can be found on everything from accessories to shoes. We love the hint of animal-print hair calf on this Vince Camuto bangle and Brahmin key clutch. For a bolder accent, check out the giraffe-dyed hair calf on this Fossil Vintage Revival satchel. Smoking slippers are one of this season’s hottest trends, this pair from Antonio Melani features allover hair calf in a fun leopard print.

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Shift Out of Neutral with Bold Bags

We’re seeing tons of fabulous and richly saturated hues on some of our favorite bags this season. Not sure how to integrate one of these colorful stunners into your wardrobe? Check out our examples below to see how easy it is.

Shop our picks: MICHAEL Michael Kors Medium Leather Travel Tote, Antonio Melani Sophie Top and Katie Pencil Skirt, MICHAEL Michael Kors Grayson Woven Satchel, Gianni Bini Loch Dress, Gianni Bini Brie Satchel, Buffalo David Bitton Sleeveless Tank, Brahmin Melbourne Collection Ramona Cross-Body Bag, Calvin Klein Houndstooth Sheath Dress

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Will you rock a bold bag this season?

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