-SLH East Coast Fashion Editor:
Ah, fall dressing. With the changing of the seasons, it’s time to both whip out some old favorites and pick up some new pieces to flesh out your wardrobe. And of course, no Fall outfit is complete without The Fall Bag.
Here at SLH, we’re excited by so many of the new Fall bags. Lots of designs this year – oversized, mini-satchel, drawstring, top-handle, box and belt bags. Textures are getting an update this season too, with lots of fur (we support only Faux here at SLH), bejeweled, metallics, and let’s not forget the big change this season – Logomania is back. Colors are going in almost divergent directions, with deep greens, burnt oranges and mustard yellows in one camp while pinks are still running strong with enough variations to satisfy the pickiest girlish urbanite. Ultimately though, we like the idea of distilling down our options into three camps:
The Day Warrior – This is your day to day go-to bag. Smart, strong and structural are what you want to look for here. It needs to hold the essentials, both personal and professional – and look polished doing it. What a multi-tasker!
Shop This Look : Dooney & Bourke Lexington Tote $228, Kate Spade New York Chatham Lane Anton Tote Green $165, Louis Vuitton Monogram Batignolles Horizontal Bag Brown $625, Michael Kors Maddie Leather Tote $129.97, Marc Jacobs Recruit East West Tote $274.97
The Eye Candy – This is the cherry on the top of your awesome event outfit. Stylish, sophisticated and luxurious should be your mantra. Fall 2018 has great options here, including the return of the Clutch. Antique Jewel boxes, upscale drawstrings and ferocious fur pretty much is dominating right now.
Shop This Look : Alice and Olivia – Sophia NY North-South Clutch $495.00, Chloé Medium Nile Bracelet Bag Metallic $1,395, Prada Embellished Drawstring Shoulder Bag $157.50, Alexander McQueen Floral Pearl Skull Box Clutch $1,295, MM6 Maison Margiela Faux Fur Zip Clutch $65
Weekend Casual – Sure, your amazing work bag could double-duty as your weekend go-to but when you get down to it, they are and should be two different creatures. Your weekend bag is there to show off your personality, while of course handling a multitude of potential plans. Farmer’s market? Trip to wine country? Friend’s b-day bash? Or maybe just errands? A good weekend bag can handle it all. This Fall we have two bag styles vying for your attention – the upscale tote
Shop This Look : BCBG MAXAZARIA Shay Convertible Leather Tote $199.97, Shiraleah Bimba Mini Tote Bag $70, Gucci Medium GG Original Craft Tote $775, Nicole Miller Striped Fabric Bucket Bag $100, Cole Haan Zoe Bucket Hobo $348,
and the Crossbody and/or Belt bag for excursions that don’t require carrying much…
Shop This Look : French Connection Hollis Crossbody Bag in Mustard $68, Valentino Nina Patent Leather Crossbody $299.97, Steve Madden Embellished Quilted Fanny Pack – Black $54, Salvatore Ferragamo Aileen Leather Crossbody Bag $799.97, JXJC KIRA MIRROR METALLIC CROSSBODY BAG $79