Because it’s crazy how much a girl has to shell out for a nice handbag.
This bucket bag from Zara looks super-rich, and the zipper details provide the exactly right amount of adornment, and not a touch more—which is nice, because people tend to go nuts with a zipper detail.
When you’re shopping for a shape as stripped-down and super-clean as this envelope clutch, it can be fun to go somewhere unexpected with the color. I went with green on this one, but it actually comes in a whole host of other—probably more versatile—hues as well.
This clever little single-strap backpack is almost too no-muss-no-fuss.
As a rule, I do not like logos on my bags. But improbably enough, this saddlebag’s Fred Perry logo is precisely what makes it so awesome.
This swingpack from Coach’s Legacy line has its logo moment too, but it’s just underplayed enough not to hog all the attention. Because the bag is based on a vintage style, I chose it in this retroish shade of blue. Although certainly you wouldn’t have to.
Just take this canvas bag, add a white button-down shirt, topsiders, jeans, and poof! it’s 1979 and you’re Lauren Hutton.
If done right, combining blue and brown can be totally fancy-girl chic. Doesn’t this Old Navy bag kind of nail it?
I set the bar exceedingly high on animal prints—there are so many awful ones, at any point on the price spectrum—and I have to say, this leopard clutch clears it.
At first I wasn’t too keen on the little chain strap detail on this cross-body bag. But then I decided that’s totally what makes it so cute.