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Ready, Set, Runway: Fall & Winter Handbag Trends

This past spring, the runways were abuzz with models sporting the hottest trends anticipated for the Fall/Winter 2013 seasons, and we were not disappointed! While we expected to see the usual military coats, classic riding boots, and fur-lined collars, we were left to “ooh and aah” over metallic embellishments, loud prints and patterns, vintage pieces, and bold, flashy colors. While you may fear stepping outside of your style comfort zone, there are ways to implement these trends through safer means. Case in point — handbags!

Check out these haute new trends and how they translate from your clothes to your arm candy:

Luck Be a Lady

Luck Be a Lady Trend 2013

Forget what you think you know about 1940s housewives, and get ready to channel your inner vintage vixen! This classic style calls for colors all over the spectrum, from neutrals to jewel tones and pastels. When shopping for this season’s must-have bag, look for prints such as polka dots and fabrics of herringbone, tweed, velvet, and even fur. Structured satchels are a must for this trend, like the feminine Sophie Structured Satchel and the sweet Eloise.

Grunge, Punk, Rock!

Grunge, Punk, Rock Trend 2013

This fun trend is definitely new to the fall and winter scene this year, and it’s perfect for exposing your tough, edgy side –– come on, we know it’s in there somewhere! For the perfectly punk handbag, look for colors such as black, red, and neons; animal prints and faux exotic skins like alligator and snakeskin; leather with fringe accents; and metal accents such as studs, chains, and jewels. The Deirdre Colorblock Satchel has a perfect leather and metal combo, while the Hailey Studded Leopard bag has the animal print, fur, and studded accents to create the edgy look we love oh-so dearly.

Co-Ed Chic

Co-ed Chic Trend 2013

This preppy, nerd-chic look is another exciting trend to take us into the last two seasons of the year! To bring this fresh trend to your fall/winter handbag of choice, think back to your school days and pull in details such as plaid, argyle, and tweed  in neutrals and classic autumnal colors such as burgundy, navy, and emerald. The Prep School Tote and the Liam Structured Satchel are two great ways bags bring this trend into your cold-weather closet.

Athletic Aesthetics

Athletic Aesthetics Trend 2013

While fitted styles have been in for the past few seasons, oversized pieces with boyish shapes, angular lines, and severe structure are the way to go this fall and winter. With obvious menswear and athletic inspiration, this new trend offers a futuristic touch that is fresh and fun. Handbags falling within this trend should have solid, monochromatic colors, such as all black, gray, or cobalt blue. Materials such as leather, suede, tweed, and quilted patterns are also a good match. The Jane Colorblock Bag and Kathleen Quilted Bag are beyond-perfect for pulling off this trend!

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