Tis the season to be jolly…so why stick to that plain black or brown handbag? Old trusty will get its time in the sun again soon, but the holidays call for something fun. Take the holiday spirit up a notch with a lovely festive handbag.
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Small or fun-size is all the rage today. A trend that’s in to stay, the mini handbag is a delightful pint-sized version of classic and favorite bag designs. Compact and conveniently equipped with long shoulder straps, mini handbags work well as a handy day bag, or even when out for a fun night with the girls.
Keep things to a minimum with the ever-accessible mini handbag. A fresh way to get around town with nothing more than your bare essentials, the mini bag has been reintroduced to mainstream fashion and the hottest addition to any fashionable wardrobe.
We have all had that experience when we go to the makeup counter, and we try EVERYTHING as we chat with the makeup techs. It’s fun to get new makeup, but staying on budget is important. Here are a few tips on how to get the most fun bang for your buck!
Here at Handbag Heaven, it’s no surprise that we love handbags of all shapes, sizes, and colors. What better way to add some pizazz to your ensemble than with a fun bag that’s not only functional, but fashion-forward and adorable?! While we all dream of owning expensive designer bags, those buys aren’t always in the budget. Fortunately, there are handbags available for much less with all of today’s latest styles, colors, and embellishments. Don’t be alarmed by the price tag on the handbags shown below…
They only look expensive!
Kendall Stitched Messenger
Florals might seem like a spring trend, but they can most definitely transfer into summer with a bolder pattern and brighter colors. This Kendall Stitched Messenger is the perfect accompaniment to this adorable outfit without being overbearing. Floral shorts, a bright, asymmetrical crop top, bone-colored wedges, and matching accessories are ideal for a summer cookout or trip to the local outlet mall.
Some days are just meant to be uber casual. Although you may not have worn them since you were in elementary school, overalls have really made a comeback in the fashion scene this season. This distressed pair of light-wash overalls looks modern with a crop top tee, mint-colored Keds, and a polka dot watch. Of course, this look isn’t complete without the fabulous Rachel Tote, full of plenty of pockets for all your stuff!
Bernadette Mini Doctor Satchel
Every girl needs a crisp, white dress for summer! Find one with unique attributes like an open back, fun neckline, or side cutouts like the one above. Accessorize with some girly flats and blingy jewelry to make a statement that you are truly a fashionista! Complete the look with a pastel handbag like this Bernadette Mini Doctor Satchel with a feminine exterior and adorable black-and-white-striped lining!
Adelaide Bow Satchel
Boho is a big trend in the summertime, and this year, so are kimonos. Create the perfect look with a tribal print kimono, ruffled crop top, and high-waisted shorts. Your accessories can make or break your look, so be sure not to overdo it with color or frill. Camel-colored wedges, heart-shaped aviators, and the Adelaide Bow Satchel add a little femininity for the perfect finishing touches!
Keegan Pocket Satchel
Are black and white stripes ever a bad idea? We think not! On those days when you’re feeling ultra chic, a slinky striped tank and boyfriend jeans are your go-to look. Caged heels, a large crystal necklace, brightly colored watch, and a fedora take the look up a notch, making it perfect for date night! Of course, a girl needs her bag! The Keegan Pocket Satchel is one of those bags that no one will believe isn’t designer; and the black-and-white-striped lining makes it a perfect match!
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Throughout history, certain women have made their mark in fashion and will forever stand out as style icons. While times and trends change, we still see influences from these lovely ladies in today’s latest styles — handbags included! Let’s take a look at some of our hottest bags, inspired by some of our favorite style icons.
Audrey’s style brings to mind little black dresses, ballet flats, and petal pushers. As far as handbags go, we envision her carrying something like the Caroline Shoulder Bag with a classic structured shape. Can’t you just see this bag accessorized with black oversized sunglasses and a perfectly styled chignon?
A film actress and Princess of Monaco, Grace Kelly was a darling with talent! Often accessorizing with details like florals, pearls, and lace, it’s easy to describe her style as feminine. This Lauren Ladylike Satchel would be the perfect accompaniment to her swing skirts and white gloves. We love how the gold buckle detail adds a touch of vintage sophistication!
Beach bunny Brigitte Bardot is know for a number of things –– acting, singing, modeling, and even animal welfare activism –– but she’s most widely recognized as a style and beauty icon. Frequently photographed in beachwear (with her famously teased tresses and winged eyeliner), Brigitte’s street style was playfully edgy. We think this Isabelle Rhinestone Stud Satchel would be an ideal bag for the lovely Miss Bardot!
Probably the most well-known of all the style icons, Marilyn Monroe was a beauty that continues to inspire women to be themselves and enjoy life as it comes. Whether on the silver screen or making public appearances, her flirty style always made a lasting impression. We can totally see the Blonde Bombshell carrying the Isabella Sequin Clutch along with her form-fitting dresses, can’t you?
“A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.” Founder of an iconic fashion house, Coco leaves behind her words of stylish wisdom and plenty of swoon-worthy clothing and accessories forever linked with her name. Of course, we think she would have loved our Paige Quilted Shoulder Bag with its quilted exterior and practical size that’s suited perfectly for her modest-yet-trendy style.
When you think of Elizabeth Taylor, it’s hard not to think about diamonds! Actress, designer, and entrepreneur, she lived a life of glitz and excitement. While her style staples included neck scarves, empire waist skirts, and statement necklaces, we think she would have just loved this Arielle Faux Fur & Sequin Clutch!
Which iconic bag is your fave?