A statement bag is the perfect way to pull a look together, and unique ones are often great conversation starters!
Pair a bold bag with a basic outfit for a quick and easy way to add a flourish of fun to an otherwise toned-down look. When added to a fabulous ensemble, a chic satchel is just the right finishing touch. As a busy mom, a great handbag to me is one that is both functional and fabulous. For a special occasion, I’ll often borrow a formal clutch from Lolli who has a great collection from vintage designer purses to current finds. She calls them “investment pieces” and reminds me often that “Shoes and handbags always fit!”
Lately, handbags are popping up in all shapes, textures and tones, themes and sizes—at a variety of price points! Circular bags, mini purses, and quirky embellishments have been all over runways and retail outlets this year. I’ve recently enjoyed carrying a structured mini bag as an everyday go-to. This style is practical but fashion-forward, and I can easily find what I need while still fitting my “mommy goods,” from a folded diaper, to crayons and little snacks. Lolli prefers larger carry-all bags, since she often totes around treats and fun for the grandchildren alongside her lipsticks, keys, and other essentials. Here are some of our picks for head-turning handbags of the moment: