Forget sugar daddies and designer watches – there’s only one thing you really need on your arm this season, and that’s a trend-hitting handbag. So get ready to cart your life about in style with our guide to the very best choices out there now:
The beauty of a good bag is that it can bring a delicious pop of colour to any outfit, and that’s just what you’ll get when you make a beeline for the latest neon treasures. The best way to rock the look is on a night out; pick a micro handbag and let the colour bring the big attitude.
Look to the future
Silver, shiny, studded and sparkling – the futuristic trend is your chance to have a love affair with all things metallic. Choose bags with unusual shapes and features – padlocks, clear panels, whatever you want goes, as long as it’s got that space-age edge.
If in doubt, oversize it
Oversized beauties by designers like Alexander Wang and Chloé are an indomitable presence in the style world right now, so who cares if your bag is only half full? Throw the biggest one you can find over your shoulder and strut your stuff.
Investing in a classic handbag is always the right move to make, but this season the ladylike glamour of a soft leather number in a timeless barrel shape is just what you need to finish off any look. Don’t be scared to coordinate with gloves and shoes; if you’re going to do the classic look, you may as well do it properly!
The briefcase is back in town
If you don’t want the responsibility of looking too grown up then opt for the briefcase’s cool cousin, the satchel. Henry Holland’s purple checked version, available from the range at Debenhams is perfect, and the print means you’ll be ticking off this season’s huge heritage trend, too.
Loving Taylor Swift’s sexy school girl look. You’ll get tons of use out of these pieces and they’re easy to incorporate into your Fall/Winter wardrobe: Swap out the tights for skinny jeans or leggings and wear the dress unbuttoned; for a more casual look, layer with sweaters or t-shirts. Get Taylor’s look for less!
AnnaLynne McCord looks cute but should have paid heed to Coco Chanel’s sage advice, “When accessorizing, always take off the last thing you put on.” In this case it’s double trouble. Her outfit would have been fine without the scarf and necklace because the tie neck blouse was enough. She would of been better served by adding some earrings or bangles. So I basically redid the outfit without the unnecessary accessories and added some skinny jeans (below) for those of you who want to downplay the outfit a bit. Hope you like it!
Alexa Chung’s style is carefree, fun and refreshingly quirky in a Hollywood obsessed with being overly trendy. Although my version is more of a guide than a copycat, the beauty is in the simplicity. Hope you like it!
Vanessa Hudgen looking sleek and sexy in a sweater dress and over the knee boots. Get Vanessa’s look!
I may not be the craftiest gal out there, but I can sure spot a good DIY project when I see one! Check out a few of my faves below, and feel free to share any DIY that you adore as well.
How-To: Glam Up Your Shoes (
DIY Cut Out Shoulders (
DIY Leopard Print Faux Fur Scarf (
P.S. – I Made this…bow heel (
Endless Scarves (
Hot-To Make a Pop Tab Bracelet (
Cheap & Chic DIY: 2 Ways to Reinvent a Thrift Store Blazer (
DIY: Sophy Robson’s Disco Nails (
DIY Lace Skirt (
DIY: 5 Ways….Rings (
Love Rachel Bilson’s style! Her outfits always have the perfect blend of cute, trendy and sexy. This particular outfit underscores the essential Fall wardrobe and Autumn must-have’s: The comfy and casual blazer; the cute booties and distressed jeans (skirts work well with the outfit too!) Get Rachel’s look for less!
Demure is the first thing that comes to mind when I think of Reese Witherspoon and this outfit says it all. She always looks effortlessly pulled together and classy. Get Reese’s look for less!
Deep Blue Sea
Hilary Duff looks down right adorable while out shopping in Pasadena. Get her look for less with items from AE, Baghaus, Shopbop and more!
Jessica’s outfit is cool, comfy and perfect for a mom on the run. Get Alba’s look for less!
AE Moc – $39.50 at AE.com
Basic Y-Back Tank – $5 at Wetseal.com
Mark On the Go Tote – $16.99 at Avon.com
Cascade Vest – $34.50 at Delias.com
Knit Harem Pants – $39.50 at Gap.com