Thursday March 1, 2012 14:12

I’m Loving: Colorblock Bags

Posted by jonny

I’m loving everything colorblocked, but especially colorblocked bags. Whether it’s neutrals or bold colors that are stacked, the appeal of the colorblocked bag is that it goes with EVERYTHING. The only rule with these colorful handbags is that the occasion should match the style. For example, weekenders should choose a relaxed bucket bag, workers should carry a tidy tote, and evening party-goers should go for a streamlined clutch. Stack your colorblocked bag with complementing colors or let it stand out against a demure, neutral outfit. You can’t go wrong with color this season!


1. Diane von Furstenberg Harper Laurel Bag ($ 685)

Much like Zoe Saldana’s tidy tote, this DVF mixes basic black with a pop of color (orange). A truly versatile bag, this tote complements a weekend look as well as an office-going one. Sleek double rolled handles and silver logo hardware polish this piece up perfectly.

2. Diane von Furstenberg Mandy Small Bag ($ 595)

More weekend friendly, this tote gets its relaxed vibe from a bucket shape, throw-over-your-shoulder strap, and pretty pink and navy coloring. Pebbled leather gives it another layer of texture. I envision this bag going preppy with a striped top and colored denim capris.

3. Sonia Rykiel Capaia Bag ($ 610)

Hot summer in the city…or spring break on the beach. This warm-toned bag begs for the heat with blocks of coral, cognac and cocoa. Bucket bag with embossed logo, roomy interior, and drawstring closure.

4. 3.1 Phillip Lim Colorblock Small Pashli Zip Clutch ($ 425)

Heat up the night with this racy clutch by Phillip Lim. The perfect complement to an LBD, this slim clutch features a removable wrist strap, front envelope pocket and zip top closure.

5. Juicy Couture Colorblock Leather Crossbody Bag ($ 158)

Juicy, for sure. Red and pink combine in perfect union with a creamy white strap and trim. A turn lock closure completes this adorable take on a grown-up must-have.

6. Lanvin Colorblock Happy Shoulder Bag ($ 2090)

Spread a little happy. The citrus tones of this Lanvin bag are sure to bring good cheer, especially when set against the beige and grays of office-wear. A chic chain strap adds a modern element, while a lime-colored grosgrain bow finishes it with a feminine touch.

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