Bold, colorful prints are a big trend in handbags this fall. We love the bright, quirky designs from the Sakroots Artist Circle collection. From the rich blue and orange of the Lagoon True Love print to the pale background with bursts of yellow and red of Natural Peace, they evoke “the artist, musician and nature lover in all of us.”
San Francisco muralist Jetro Martinez based the Fall 2012 bambu print on the inspiring story of bamboo growth. A mother plant grows underground, has a surprising growth spurt in its fourth year and creates offshoots that multiply. It’s also flexible and agile enough to thrive even after storms.
The fall palette combines deep purple with contrasting pops of citrine and tangerine. Crochet trim and contrast stitching add a unique, hand-crafted feel to each piece. Show your artistic sensibility and stand out in a sea of dark fall bags with this playful print!
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What colors would you pair with the purple bambu print for a fresh fall ensemble?
The Sakroots Artist Circle collection appeals to your inner flower child with an emphasis on vivid prints from fresh, hip designers. Their philosophy, “peace and harmony among all things,” shines clearly through both their bohemian style and their decision to support The Nature Conservancy’s Plant a Billion Trees campaign.
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We love the colorful patterns Sakroots has commissioned from artists famous for everything from graffiti (see their signature Peace print) to concert art (check out Marq Spusta’s True Love print).
Sakroots uses unusual shapes and boho-chic embellishments like crocheted trim and braided zipper pulls to create a hipster vibe perfectly at home with a pair of Birkenstocks or a Cremieux Porkpie hat.
The Sakroots Artist Circle small messenger bag is a perfect example of the careful craftsmanship that characterizes this brand — note the stitching and stud details around the zip pocket of the flap.
Their laid-back art and cheerful karma don’t keep the Sakroots designers from understanding that some of us study yoga positions via a tablet or find the right wine bar with a mobile app. Check out the fun Sakroots Artist Circle iPad folio or Sakroots smart phone wristlet.
No need to worry about staining your Sakroots Artist Circle top-zip tote while communing with nature at your nearest state park. The coated cotton canvas tote is tough and water-repellent.
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Which Sakroots style fits your look best?
Maximize your wardrobe with pieces you can take straight from a busy day at the office to a romantic evening out.
Step 1: Start with a Multitasking Dress
The ideal day-spanning dress balances work-appropriate coverage with fun accents. The modest scoop neckline and just-above-the-knee hem keeps this Willow & Clay piece suitable for the office, while the chain straps, bold red tone and spin-worthy skirt maintain a flirty attitude.
Step 2: Support your Step
For a shoe that provides all-day comfort and adaptable style, look for versatile shades — nude, black, metallic — and stable heels. We love platform pumps, like the Gianni Bini Jamie, for day-to-play wear. The 1.5” platform reduces the pitch of the 5” spike. The result? A walkable 3.5” heel.
Step 3: Lose a layer
The right layering piece can transform a look. Pair a fluid dress with a structured blazer for instant professional polish. We like light, neutral tones going into spring, and this tan Willow & Clay blazer will complement the coming season’s bright hues. After hours, shed the layer to reveal a strappy neckline or edgy open back.
Step 4: Make a Clutch Move
Stash a clutch in your favorite work bag. Keep your evening essentials in your smaller bag — jewelry, lip color, credit cards — so you’ll be ready to downsize as soon as your date starts. This ladylike Fossil satchel provides the storage you need for your busy day, and the Coach wristlet delivers the portable size and sheen your special evening demands.
Step 5: Sprinkle on Shimmer
Punctuate your date look with sparkling accessories. A dramatic fringe necklace (3) and chunky bracelet (1) from Kenneth Cole New York will add modern dimension and eye-catching gleam to the subtle romance of the Dillard’s hammered heart earrings (2).
Shop Dillards.com for more date night styles. Do you have desk-to-dinner tricks? Let us know in the comments.