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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What do owls, peacocks and wolves have in common? They’re all part of a women’s fashion trend that features whimsical animal prints on tops and sweaters. Create a look around your favorite animal with these fun, nostalgic pieces. For a casual look, couple these fanciful prints with leggings or with a pencil skirt for a polished look with personality.
Designs featuring owls are some of the most popular to crop up as part of this motif. One of our favorites is this quirky owl sweater from Kensie. A friendly owl peeks out from the front of the top, while elbow patches add sophistication. This owl-print tee from Chelsea & Violet flaunts vintage charm while flattering your figure with ruched sides. This tunic tee from Chelsea & Violet gives you a different take on the trend with owls creating horizontal stripes — one owl stands out in metallic gold.
Peacocks and feathers are another popular theme. The Liza tee from Lucky Brand Jeans flaunts a peacock print adorned with metallic studs, giving you a touch of bling. An eye-catching blue peacock print adorns this black thermal top from Lucy Brand Jeans. Colorblock birds brighten the classic Melbourne sweater from French Connection. Blues, browns and creams stand out against the black background, with one bird turned to look outward.
Wolves have long been thought of as mystical, majestic creatures. Flaunt your love for these noble animals with this wolf-print tee from Chelsea & Violet. An asymmetric hem creates a chic silhouette.
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Want to make a statement this fall? Bring glamour to your looks with stacks of sparkling bracelets. These crystal animal bracelets from Natasha Accessories are a great way to start a statement bangle collection. The perfect combination of vintage Hollywood glamour and on-trend tones, they create a dramatic look worn solo or paired with each other.
Plus, with choices like these you really can’t go wrong. Pair them with an all-black ensemble at your holiday party for a dramatic effect.
- Crystal Tiger
- Colorful Peacock
- Sparkling Fox
- Chic Snake
- Striking Jaguar
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