Best in Bags: NYFW Spring 2015

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New York Fashion Week Spring 2015 has quickly come to a close and designers, editors and models alike all impressed on and off the runways. Instead of our usual trend round-up, this season we are talking the best of bags.  We are eyeing up the handbags on the runways and on the street. Designers showed a lot of statement handbags from kitschy clutches to bold backpacks. They didn’t disappoint and neither did all the fashionistas who attended the Spring 2015 shows. Current season or classics, we saw a lot of stand out  handbags.  See our best in bags countdown:

10. Proenza Schouler Fringe Clutch

 

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Fringe is nothing to be afraid of for Spring 2015. It popped up every were during New York Fashion Week, and Proenza Schouler aced it. A fringe clutch, like this black and blue bag, is the perfect way to wear just a touch of the trend.

 

9.  Kate Spade Watering Can Evening Bag140905153956-06-nyfw-0905-horizontal-gallery cnn

While we might not work this into our own wardrobe, we have to say we loved this kitschy water can clutch from Kate Spade! Her Spring preview sent us off to a whimsical secret garden. With the array of  playful handbags, there will be plenty of ways to transform a basic outfit with Kate’s Spring 2015 bags.

8. Nonoo Champagne Holographic Oversized Clutch

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We are loving this oversize clutch from Nonoo. With just a touch of holographic trim, it remains a a neutral and is easily paired with any outfit for day or night.

7.  Libertine Glitter Skull Clutch

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6.   Bibhu Mohapatra Geometric Clutchmohapatra-clp-rs15-1389__large bibhu mohapatra

 

A printed clutch that can still act as a neutral is the ultimate wardrobe staple!

5.  Cynthia Rowley Zipper Backpack

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Backpacks are coming back in a huge way. This style from Cynthia Rowley is city chic and uber cool.

4.  Alexander Wang Sneaker Handbag

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Alexander Wang is taking the sneaker trend to whole new level!

3.   Marc Jacobs Crocodile Handbag

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2.  Rag & Bone Crossbody

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We love a subtle leather crossbody any day, but Rag & Bone managed to put their cool girl styling on it and making it even better!

1.  Creatures of Comfort Tote Handbag

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This green suede tote from Creatures of Comfort is so simple but yet so chic. The color and the texture transform a simple shape into the ultimate in luxury. We picture this tote as a jet setters staple travel carryall.

 

 

Trending: Fall Favorites

With the Autumn like weather we have been experiencing here on the East coast, we can’t help but think of the upcoming Fall fashion. When the next season rolls around, we are always ready for a wardrobe change and this year is no different. We welcome the thought of fresh trends and of course an excuse to go shopping! If you too are ready to renew your closet for cool weather than get on board! It’s time to load up on Rocker Chic, Menswear, Animal Prints, and Lace. Check out the looks:

Rocker Chic

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Every girl deserves to have her rock star fashion moment. Even if it is just for a night, embracing your inner rocker will make you feel sexy and empowered! Whether you are in town for one night only or willing to wear the trend all world tour long, there are a few essentials needed to perfect the look.  The first one that can’t be missed is LEATHER ( or the faux version). This tough material can be worn in so many different ways.  You can wear it as a dress, as leggings, as accents on a jacket, or  even as accessories. No matter which way you wear leather, it will add edge to any outfit.  Throw an oversize graphic tee over a pair of leather leggings for a slouchy ready to rock look.  Likewise, statement jewelry in different metals will immediately amplify your style.  Add some studs and a strappy pair of pumps and you’ll be cool,edgy, and chic!

Tomboy Style

menswearFit in with the boys this Fall and suit up in menswear inspired pieces.  A crisp button down oxford shirt is classic and is a blank canvas for the rest of your outfit. Better yet, a button down will always be in style! Next add a pair of trousers for a sophisticated ensemble.  If you want to lighten up the severity of the menswear, opt for a bright pair of pants.  For the cool weather you will certainly need a warm sweater. Who doesn’t love a cozy oversize boyfriend cardigan?! Don’t forget your accessories to finish off the look. A lace up oxford pump is a bit masculine AND a bit feminine at the same time. A sky high heel keeps the look sexy.  A leather crossbody handbag in a rich color is both utilitarian and fashionable. A sturdy bag like this is perfect for work or class! Be sure to top off your outfit with a wool fedora. Wearing hats is one the best parts of Fall fashion!

Animal Instincts

AnimalinstinctsThis fierce trend is a BOLD choice for Autumn! Animal prints or animal inspired pieces are going to be huge when cool weather hits.  You can see these animal interpretations on everything from dresses to handbags, and even jewelry.   Work this trend in a daring way by sporting animal print in an unexpected color.  We are loving the red Valentino studded number above. (which by the way incorporates this trend AND rocker chic!) Remember you don’t have to stick with just cheetah and leopard print.  There is an entire animal kingdom out there. Try a snake print or even a peacock feather pattern.  Another way to think outside the box? Textures! Don ankle boots or a handbag in pony skin fabric. Let out your inner animal!

Noir Noir

NoirWhat else is on deck for Fall? Lace, lace, and more lace! This isn’t just your ordinary sweet feminine lace. This upcoming season you are going to see lace in dark seductive colors.  We are especially seeing this in black and deep blues. Lace details can be worn on everything and everywhere.  Grab a pair of sexy pumps for night or rock the unexpected lacey sneaker for day. You can even wear it in different doses. The lace looks range from dresses with lace trim to a blazer made entirely of the fabric.

As always, these Fall trends have us excited for chic outfits to come and we hope you are too! So pick a trend and dive right in…Fall is just around the corner after all!