Favorite Bags for Fall
With temperatures in the 90s late into September, I had actually forgotten that Fall had officially arrived! This season has always held a special place in my heart. As a kid I actually (I know.. I was crazy) LOVED going back to school. I loved carefully selecting which Lisa Frank notebooks would be part of my binder collection. I loved picking which planner style I would get (weekly, monthly? Daily, weekly? Daily, monthly?... ). I loved looking through Fall catalogues and picking out my first day of school outfit. I loved being together with friends all day again! I loved watching the leaves change and admiring the fiery array of colors. I loved watching the cornfields turn from green to gold.
I still love everything about Fall. There’s something glorious about the general cozy-ness of the season, the blustery days with leaves falling, and the chilly days with soup and ‘sodes. I love the nostalgia that Fall evokes, and I even love the bittersweet feeling of Summer fading away. I love to listen to my “hibernation” playlist and embrace what is coming to pass. And I still love watching the leaves change every fall. The colors still captivate me, and I love it when the bright and airy colors of summer get swapped for the warm yet rich and moody colors of Autumn. I also love bringing those colors into play in what I’m wearing.
Some of my favorite bags of the season really play off of that rich Autumn Color palette too!
Today I’m sharing a few of my favorite trends for handbags this Fall and showing some of the styles that best exemplify those looks. Since I always like to keep 98% of my own purchases in the affordable/everyday realm, most of the styles here fall in that category, but I’ve included a few of my favorite wishlist/designer/splurge items too!
These beauties make me want to throw a bunch of leaves in the air and watch them flutter to the ground. The colors and patterns make these the perfect accessories for the season!
I LOVE these bags. Sharp corners, clean lines. They’re sassy. And edgy. Full of attitude and strength. I’ve never been someone who would splurge big time on something like a trendy designer bag, but if I ever did it would be for the Prada Cahier crossbody. It would be perfect with a sweater, faux leather leggings, and combat boots.
Zara Contrasting Crossbody
This bag is a nice mix of structured and classic. The quilted portion has a Channel quality about it, but the boxy shape gives it a more structured look.
These classic black beauties are perfect for any season, but especially perfect for Fall. They all have clean lines and a sleek silhouette. If there were a designer bag that I might someday in life splurge for it would be a classic black YSL. Over the past few years I’ve watched a number of designers create styles that come and go, but very few luxury brands have created such a consistent, classic, yet sleek and sexy style.
These bags have clean simple looks and a decent bit of space to hold all of your random accumulated stuff plus your husband’s wallet, keys and cell phone 😉.
With love from Chicago,