The ultimate accessible luxury: handbags
Issue date: 10/30/09 Section: Focus
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Mary Poppins had one, Aggie from Halloweentown had one, and I don't leave home without one. Yes ladies, I am talking about a magic handbag. So maybe I can't fit an umbrella and a lamp in my purse, but I still carry around most of my life in my personal portable world. If you are a girl, and maybe even a guy, then you know what I am talking about. These small or large life holders are not only practical these days, but fashionable as well. A bag shouldn't be looked at as a burden, but rather as the ultimate accessible luxury. This seasons hottest handbags were seen all over catwalks at New York fashion week and are slowly making their way into your closet. This year, there is a purse for every personality, so come on girls let's go shopping!
This year is all about making a statement with embellished bags, bold Crayola colors, and oversized totes. Regardless of your personal style, there are endless options out there. The perfect bag can really pull an outfit together, so you want to get something that is versatile and unique at the same time. Purses should be fun and it's okay to own more than one. For the funky girls out there, vibrant, saturated colors are the trend for you. From ruby red to emerald green, these bold bags will brighten up even the gloomiest fall day. Popping purses walked up and down the Marc Jacobs runway, accompanying his retro 80s neon collection.
To splash up your style on a budget, try checking out totes by Target. On their website, www.target.com, this season's hot hues are categorized by color. I adore their yellow totes because the color is bright enough to stand out, but neutral enough to be used daily. This kind of bag is great to wear with neutral, warm tones, because you don't want to look like a walking rainbow. Try wearing this kind of bag with all black or all brown. The color will stand out more and really make the outfit pop by adding a fun surprise.