How to Wear Spring 2012’s Bright Bag Trend


Wayuu Taya II Wayuu Taya Foundation Susa Bag, $175 from Shopbop

While we’re all for a bold statement, when you’re mixing both big color and pattern into a handbag, we find it’s best to keep the rest of the palette neutral. Let your wardrobe serve as the canvas for which your artistic accessory is to be displayed upon.

Look to an item you’d like to jazz up and complement with a printed bag. Simple tunics blazer/denim or leather/denim combos are a great start to creating a base for patterned bags. Use the bag as the focal point and centerpiece of the outfit, working around it to accessorize other small pops of color in the form of jewelry, scarves, socks or a hat.

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  1. says

    I think bright bags for the spring is an absolute must for a fashionista! You make a great point when you say that one shouldn’t be scared to pair a bright bag with a bright ensemble. I personally like to use the color in the hand bag that is represented the least amount and revolve my outfit around that color to make it really pop and stand out in the handbag! For example, for this Banana Republic colorblock bag I would wear a dress or blouse in the peach color around the buckle to really make the color stand out.

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