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October 29, 2018 at 2:14 am #7628
The posh femme post had me thinking about the impact of the different pieces of an outfit.
I’m not a big bag person – go pockets – but I’m thinking of putting together a collection of neutral handbags – navy, tan, brown and black, to match shoes. Oddly, when I am wearing bright shoes it doesn’t seem as important.
I’d love to hear your thoughts and opinions! Extra points for cute bags!October 29, 2018 at 2:14 am #7629
I dress pretty minimalist-y, lots of clean shapes and solid colors (black, mostly), so bags and shoes are a big one for me to add visual interest.
One recent win was [this](https://www.theoutnet.com/en-gb/shop/product/totes_cod1874378722783049.html#dept=INTL_Staud_DESIGNERS) Staud bag – the shape is super unique + the combo of navy and black makes both colors work in an outfit.
[Here](https://instagram.com/p/BoCIcz2FQYk/) it is with a typical outfit for me!October 29, 2018 at 2:14 am #7630
I recently purchased an oxblood/burgundy tote from Coach and it works with black, khaki, brown, navy, light blue and white.October 29, 2018 at 2:14 am #7631
One of my favorite purses is a blush color, it works as a neutral.October 29, 2018 at 2:14 am #7632
A navy purse was a purchase I’m glad I made.
Another is a purse that has both black and brown so you can be lazy and match it to anything.October 29, 2018 at 2:14 am #7633
There are many factors to consider – style/shape, structured versus slouchy, size, leather versus fabric versus another material, how much you care about the lining (or lack of), as well as price in addition to color.
For example, do you like:
Totes/Shoppers – [this](https://www.everlane.com/products/womens-day-market-tote-cognac?collection=womens-leather-bags), [this](https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/longchamp-small-le-pliage-tote/2941048?origin=category-personalizedsort&breadcrumb=Home%2FBrands%2FLongchamp&color=dahlia), [this](https://www.leathersatchel.com/styles/totes/?currency=USD), [this](https://opellecreative.com/collections/shop/products/mindy-tote), [this](https://www.marcjacobs.com/bags/totes/), [this](https://www.net-a-porter.com/us/en/Shop/Designers/Hereu?pn=1&npp=60&image_view=product&dScroll=0&pScroll=394), [this](https://www.shinola.com/womens/leather/all/bags/runwell-tote-luxe-grain.html#/sku=20107275-sdt-000011458), [this](http://www.pickett.co.uk/ufford-shopper.html), [this,](https://www.neimanmarcus.com/p/saint-laurent-east-west-shopping-tote-bag-prod179510131?childItemId=NMV2K0M_AX) [this](https://www.net-a-porter.com/us/en/product/1070756/Loewe/flamenco-small-textured-leather-tote), [this](https://www.neimanmarcus.com/p/tom-ford-new-small-t-tote-bag-prod199110327?childItemId=NMV3H8G_HY), [this](https://www.chestermox.com/bags/barenia-gold-calf-california-tote-bag.html), or [this](https://www.net-a-porter.com/us/en/product/1070756/Loewe/flamenco-small-textured-leather-tote)
Bucket bags – [this](https://www.theoutnet.com/en-us/shop/product/bucket_cod1016843419670936.html#dept=AM_Iris_and_Ink_DESIGNERS), [this](https://trade-mark.com/collections/bags/products/small-classic-bucket-bag?variant=12475932639310), [this](https://www.vereverto.com/search?type=product&q=bucket), [this](https://opellecreative.com/collections/shop/products/meena-column-burgundy), [this](https://rebeccaraydesign.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=bucket), [this](https://www.melimelo.com/collections/bucket-bags), [this](https://frankcleggleatherworks.com/cara-draw-string-cognac.html), [this](https://www.bergdorfgoodman.com/Carven-Suede-and-Leather-Bucket-Bag/prod137530051___/p.prod?icid=&searchType=MAIN&rte=%252Fcategory.service%253FNtt%253Dbucket%252520bag%2526pageSize%253D30%2526No%253D30%2526refinements%253D&eItemId=prod137530051&cmCat=search), or [this](https://www.net-a-porter.com/us/en/product/1070758/loewe/gate-textured-leather-bucket-bag)
Backpacks – [this](https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/longchamp-le-pliage-backpack/3023122?origin=category-personalizedsort&breadcrumb=Home%2FBrands%2FLongchamp&color=light%20pink), [this](https://www.leathersatchel.com/styles/leather-backpacks/?currency=USD), [this](https://rebeccaraydesign.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=backpack), [this](https://www.cuyana.com/leather-backpack.html), [this](https://www.vereverto.com/products/macta-brown), [this](https://www.jwhulmeco.com/collections/women/products/legacy-backpack), or [this](https://www.demellierlondon.com/all-bags?type_of_bag=451)
Saddle/Crossbody bags – [this](https://www.demellierlondon.com/the-mini-venice.html?color=146), [this](https://www.coach.com/coach-saddle-23/55036.html?dwvar_color=BPBOR&src=googleshopping&cid=S_GPLA55036_campaignid=1449074583&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIkfKGnYuG3gIVSrjACh0t5AJFEAQYAyABEgI_pfD_BwE), [this](http://www.pickett.co.uk/susan-calf-leather-suede-handbag.html#), [this](https://www.leathersatchel.com/styles/saddlebags/?currency=USD), [this](https://frankcleggleatherworks.com/riding-bag.html), [this](https://shop.nordstrom.com/c/chloe-handbags/saddle-bag-style), or [this](https://www.valextra.com/en-us/women-red-iside-crossbody-bag/)
Top Handle and/or Satchel – [this](https://www.bergdorfgoodman.com/HEREU-Woven-Xarxa-Top-Handle-Bag-Hereu/prod139800054_cat589605__/p.prod?icid=&searchType=EndecaDrivenCat&rte=%252Fcategory.jsp%253FitemId%253Dcat589605%2526pageSize%253D30%2526No%253D0%2526refinements%253D&eItemId=prod139800054&cmCat=product), [this](https://www.neimanmarcus.com/p/coach-1941-quinn-polished-leather-dome-satchel-bag-prod212280376?childItemId=NMV3XNR_CK&navpath=cat000000_cat000730_cat60940894_cat65810733&page=0&position=27&uuid=PDP_PAGINATION_d327cad739fc6fd44351ef19b1b181b5_Ni1CXmCyP-GxDwBtk%2B7WwgVM), [this](https://www.shinola.com/womens/leather/all/bags/small-satchel-nappa-leather.html#/sku=20084645-sdt-003678643), [this](https://www.shopbop.com/ring-purse-little-liffner/vp/v=1/1550462113.htm?folderID=49013&fm=other-viewall&os=false&colorId=1071C) [this](https://www.shinola.com/womens/leather/all/bags/small-satchel-harness-leather.html#/sku=20107284-sdt-001268888), [this](http://www.pickett.co.uk/alice-medium-handbag.html), [this](https://www.theoutnet.com/en-us/shop/product/shoulder-bag_cod1050808779077.html#dept=AM_Top_Handle_Bags_BAGS), [this](https://frankcleggleatherworks.com/signature-lock-satchel-cognac.html), [this](https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/salvatore-ferragamo-small-today-satchel/4713159?origin=keywordsearch-personalizedsort&breadcrumb=Home%2FAll%20Results&color=nero), [this,](https://www.chestermox.com/bags/darkbrown-shrunken-calf-hermione-top-handle-handbag.html) [this](https://www.valextra.com/en-us/iside-mini-bag-rosso/), or [this](https://www.ferragamo.com/shop/us/en/women/handbags/the-studio-702213)
Other Shouder Bags – [this](https://sevillasmith.com/collections/bags-1?page=1), [this](https://www.everlane.com/products/womens-form-bag-darkgreen?collection=womens-leather-bags), [this](https://hereustudio.com/collections/bags/products/foradada-basket-bag-3), [this](https://www.shinola.com/womens/leather/all/bags/birdy-hobo-luxe-grain-leather.html#/sku=20084658-sdt-003678643), or [this](http://www.pickett.co.uk/picasso-shoulder.html)
All of these give off different vibes. Maybe you want your bag to be a contrast to your clothes (e.g. a funky/more casual bag when you’re dressed more feminine, or a ladylike bag when you’re in jeans/tee) or perhaps you want your bag to stylistically match your clothes. You also want to think about weight (heavy bags will have an effect on your shoulders/posture over time) and practicality as well as durability. I also wouldn’t be afraid to venture out of neutral colors – a red or vibrant royal blue can be a great pop of color!
EDIT: So I realized most people are talking about their personal bags rather than general suggestions. My most regularly used/everyday bags are an old [Marc Jacobs paradise rio](https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/marc-jacobs-paradise-rio-bag/3351743), a [Dior promenade pouch](https://i.pinimg.com/564x/55/c5/35/55c53570762f59e75135b133f91284eb.jpg) that I chose over a Chanel, and a [Lonchamp Le Pliage backpack in khaki](https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/longchamp-le-pliage-backpack/3023122?origin=category-personalizedsort&breadcrumb=Home%2FBrands%2FLongchamp&color=light%20pink) because my right shoulder deserves relief.
Other bags I currently have include a royal blue Valextra shoulder flap, a purple Tod’s shoulder flap, brown Frank Clegg Rider, Burberry tote in Haymarket check I should sell because I almost never wear, a red DKNY satchel, a pale pink/nude-ish Le Tanneur Nina (don’t think you can buy in the States, picked up when in Europe), a gray Marc by Marc Jacobs Francesca Q, and a deep red Michael by Michael Kors hobo that’s like ten years old. In the past I’ve had Stuart Weitzman, Prada, Ferragamo, Hermes, Armani, and other Dior that either I ended up selling, or they didn’t hold up. Plan to add either a Chloe next, or the Chester Mox tote because I really want a bag in quality barenia leather.October 29, 2018 at 2:14 am #7634
I just bough the Madewell zip top tote that’s black and has brown handles- and i’m in love. i’ve been building more versatile pieces/shoes, and have been eyeing the back for 6 months. 2 weeks in and i’m so happy about the purchase.October 29, 2018 at 2:14 am #7635
Bags are my weakness! I did a wardrobe overhaul and sold some bags earlier this year, only keeping the ones I used the most. A trend I noticed is that I’ve been gravitating towards
1. Mainly neutrals. Black, brown, grey, navy.
2. Either smaller crossbodies, or larger totes, but I did hold on to some medium sized satchels.
Photo I took after the overhaul: https://imgur.com/a/3Q8ieuv
From the top left going clockwise: LV Neverfull damier ebene, Burberry Banner pale orchid, Neverfull damier azur, LV Speedy bandouliere, LV Alma BB, Chanel Boy black, Chanel mini dark grey, Gucci soho disco rose beige, Diorever midnight blue, Celine micro belt black.October 29, 2018 at 2:14 am #7636
I am a “posh bag” lady so I rotate through a bunch. Currently my rotation is:
Black: [YSL College](https://m.shop.nordstrom.com/s/saint-laurent-medium-college-shoulder-bag/4960865?country=US¤cy=USD&utm_content=32036601285_448a21e1-b9ae-4539-822e-9c96ef3adbe1&utm_term=pla-258811811254&utm_channel=shopping_ret_p&sp_source=google&sp_campaign=662927182&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIpN-Vq5CG3gIVxcDACh2NqQEnEAQYBiABEgJaBvD_BwE) – for when I wanna be fancy.
Black: [Mansur Gavriel bucket](https://www.mansurgavriel.com/products/black-bucket-bag-flamma?variant=12111639150665&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI76ji45CG3gIVhLjACh1IOww_EAQYASABEgKmsvD_BwE) – for when I need to actually carry things. Also great for festivals!
Navy: [Balenciaga City](https://www.24sevres.com/en-us/city-classic-handbag-balenciaga_PDEYF?color=nuit&lgw_code=4181-PDEYFNAVZZZZZ&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIkNeCnJCG3gIVj7rACh2vzwrPEAQYAiABEgK2mfD_BwE) – holds a bunch of stuff so it gets used on casual errand running days.
Gray: [Longchamp Le Pliage Neo](https://www.neimanmarcus.com/p/longchamp-le-pliage-neo-medium-handbag-with-strap-gray-prod189920088) – this bag holds a lot and takes a beating. I use it for work, as a gym bag, or when running errands/shopping.
Cream/white: [Chloe Drew](https://www.harrods.com/en-gb/chloe/medium-drew-shoulder-bag-p000000000006028265?dco=US&pcu=USD&cid=Shopping_US_GGL_Chloé_P000000000006028265_White_One%20Size&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIgdSe75CG3gIV2bbACh1p-gn5EAQYBiABEgJAG_D_BwE&colour=27k%20Abstract%20White) – doesn’t hold much so it gets more use on nights out or brunch.
Tan/brown: [LV Favorite MM](https://us.louisvuitton.com/eng-us/products/favorite-mm-damier-ebene-008841) – versatile and can be dressed up or down.October 29, 2018 at 2:14 am #7637
This AllSaints tote (https://goo.gl/images/oABAVG) is my favorite for everyday use.
Mansur Gavriel mini sun bag (https://goo.gl/images/iXMSbD) is versatile! Can be for street style, formal or casual events when all you need is your phone + lipstick.
Proenza Schouler hava bag (https://goo.gl/images/v36LYD) is my to-go for street style. Decent size and so easy to pair!October 29, 2018 at 2:14 am #7638
Pop & Suki has a preorder for a cute clear bag right now. I also love their takeout bags. I get tons of compliments on mine. They have such cute and unique bags.October 29, 2018 at 2:14 am #7639
[This](https://www.pinterest.com/naokel79/accessories-2018/) is my Pinterest board with stock and personal photos of my accessories, so y’all can see my shoes and bags 🙂
I tend to purchase [different](https://www.pinterest.com/pin/395964992235214969/) [versions](https://www.pinterest.com/pin/395964992234214475/) of the [same shoe style](https://www.pinterest.com/pin/395964992233303739/)
And same with bags: I own four vintage Coach bags, three in black!
Most of my shoes are flats, including loafers, oxfords, and slip on sneakers, actual sneakers, or clogs of some kind.
I keep buying cute inexpensive colorful shoes but in the end, I wind up donating most of them back from whence they came or passing them on to my sister. Most of my shoes are black, metallics, I have three pairs of mauve shoes (!!), or browns. I also love an animal print or a rich tapestry style floral.October 29, 2018 at 2:14 am #7640
I really love the look and size of this Vince Camuto bag for fall. I think it would go pretty well with a lot of neutrals too.October 29, 2018 at 2:14 am #7641
I love the Cuyana bags. They are neutral, don’t have big logos or a very visible brand, fly under the radar and the prices are really good. I think they all look polished.
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