A change of season is always a great time to get a new bag! This year three types of bag are popular for complementing your new fall outfits and each will carry you through the winter nicely as well. If purchased in neutral colors they also can work well as year round bags. Choose from one of these three handbags (shopping link), and you can’t go wrong.
(1) A Cross Body Bag
Cross body bags are particularly hot this fall. Get one in a neutral shade of brown or black for full year use, or go for trendy fall colors such as purple, green, or burnt yellow. Save the pinks, whites, and any lighter shades other than gray for spring and summer looks. Look for a long strap for comfortable cross body wear. Bags such as the one shown that also add a handle can do double duty as a satchel by removing the strap. For evening wear, look for a cross body bag with a metal chain instead of a strap.
(2) A Fold Over Clutch
Grab a fold over clutch for a night out on the town or to add a bit of class to you favorite casual outfit. Their versatility makes these bags great for both day and evening looks and can look wonderful with jeans yet be equally at home with a cocktail dress. Quilted looks like the one pictured are particularly in style as are sequined bags and clutches with a lot of interesting texture.
(3) A Floppy Hobo
A floppy hobo is perfect for providing a roomy bag to hold your extra fall items, such as gloves, umbrellas, hats etc. As with the clutches, a textured pattern is in this year. Hobos come in a variety of colors and looks, with on-trend items being large and slouchy. Look for a bag that is sturdy so that it will hold up to carrying your accessories all winter long.