Today’s guest bloggers, known by the monikers Jazzsquared and Macksquared, are experts at scouting out great fashion finds and style tips. Today, they show you three great end-of-summer/fall looks using Handbag Heaven bags. Check them out, and let us know what you like (and what you might do differently!)
The first look is inspired by the summer trend of having a central, tailored piece, and a loose fitting, draped, or undefined piece. These two come together to create a relaxed, yet put together look. The colors remain mainly neutral and muted, and the accessories are kept simple and to a minimum. Adding a pair of closed toe Mary Janes will add class and simplicity, further allowing the focus of the look to be the tailored piece. To avoid the ‘office’ aspect of a clean cut, tailored piece, a crisscrossed or looped belt is added, and is also used to add definition to a draped top as well as cinching the waist at the perfect spot. To complete the look, throw on a white, classic style bag, such as the Sami Quilted Handbag. The color and radiance of the bag freshens up the look and makes it perfect for the daytime, while keeping it polished.
This season, the key to putting together a great outfit is mixing something girly with pieces with unexpected edge. In this look, we paired a lace, 3/4 sleeve top, with a full leather skirt. The skirt changes the usual connotation associated with “leather mini skirt” and allows the look to be edgy, without looking too tough or provocative. A big, bold, mixed-color necklace adds definition to the lace top, making it stand out in all the right ways. The shoes bring together the two themes of edgy and girly by pairing patent leather with lace and pearl-like accents, a perfect medium between the top and skirt, without being too matchy. Now all that is left to do is to throw on a go-to bag that has hardware detailing, but is still wearable for day or night, like the Broad Ripple Satchel.
Summer is the perfect time to show your wild side (without making the folks at PETA mad, of course). An 80’s inspired silk top with flowy sleeves mixes PERFECTLY with a tight-fitting, high-waisted mini with an animal print. Add some futuristic style to this look by wearing some white platform heels to brighten up the look. Put your hair up and throw on some gold jewelry, such as big earrings and a long, thin necklace. A bold, red, classic-style rectangular flap bag such as the Classic Quilted Shoulder Bag will complete the look with vintage flair!
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