12 Classic Bags Every Woman Should Have in Her Closet
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The bright, colorful summer tote of your dreams
Don’t think of a summer tote as a limited-time engagement, because anytime you head on a warm-weather vacation, that bag will be back on display. Warm weather is the perfect time to play up your wild side, so get ready to show off your love of color. “You can get it in neutral colors if it’s your every day essential,” tells Ali Levine, a celebrity stylist and fashion expert with a client roster including Lisa Vanderpump and Candace Bure, “Or go for bright colors if you want something fun.”
This BuddyLove Destin Bag is sure to bring a smile to your face well into September.
One really good designer bag
“Everyone needs one of these,” shares Levine. “We all drool over and obsess over a certain bag or a certain designer. This type of bag is usually something you save up for, and you keep for years. Sometimes you even pass it down in the family.”
While a good designer bag can elevate typical jeans-and-tees, little black dresses, or other looks, it doesn’t have to break the bank. Head to stores like Marshall’s for discounted name brands you’d likely buy at major department stores.
This famous Italian designer piece was marked down by over $500 recently.
An easily-packed clutch
A clutch bag is like the little black dress of accessories, readily lending itself to both day and night time occasions and is easily packed in luggage for vacation ensemble options. “It’s perfect for date night, but also for not carrying a huge purse,” shares Levine of this wardrobe staple. “It’s easy to travel light with a clutch, add a statement, pop of color, or play with prints and texture to an otherwise simple outfit.”
This Tribe Alive fold-over clutch is just as chic with worn summer denim as it is a chunky black sweater and caramel-colored skirt. It’s a great gift for the impossible-to-shop-for woman on your list too.
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