Handbags are a useful and wonderfully stylish accessory. They elevate any outfit with ease! In need of a new handbag for fall and winter? Here are some styles you should consider!
1. Black Crossbody Bag
You cannot go wrong with a classic, black crossbody bag for fall and winter. It is practical in regards to both size and color, as it goes with everything and is neither too big nor too small. Hardware-wise, gold or silver are both great options, but you will want to match the type of hardware on the purse to the type of jewelry you wear the most often. So, if you wear gold jewelry most days, then you will want to purchase a bag that has gold hardware so that it matches all of your outfits. Now, if a plain black handbag seems too tame for you, you can easily spice things up by incorporating fun textures and patterns, like a faux crocodile or snakeskin material which adds both a luxurious texture and pattern that is pleasing to the eye!
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2. A Statement Red Bag
Red is a great option to add a pop of color to any neutral outfit, especially for the winter season. Think of it as you would a red lipstick, it is both utterly classic and bold. If you wear mostly black clothing especially, try incorporating a red handbag into your wardrobe! Red handbags add just a bit of contrast and spice to any simple and sleek outfit. If you are in the mood to be especially daring, you can also play around with the shape of your handbags helps you to stand out. Try a circular bag or a structured, square-shaped handbag to mix things up!
3. Brown Backpack
Brown handbags are definitely a fall staple. Instead of a basic, brown crossbody bag which is practical yes, but a little on the boring side. Branch out a little and treat yourself to a nice, brown backpack-style purse! It is a super adorable and classic style, that is also incredibly useful, as it leaves your hands free to do whatever it is you need to do whether that is shopping, browsing the library, etc. It also makes a wonderful and seamless transition from the summer season into fall if you get a light brown bag, as it can easily go from accentuating a bohemian summer style to a chic fall look. This allows you to get more use out of your bag as well as saves you money that you can put towards other things, whether that be staple fashion pieces for the season or fun outings with friends!
4. Structured Green Bag
Olive green is a perfect fall color, which is usually seen in cozy sweaters and maybe grungy combat boots, but it is also a great color option for handbags as well! This shade of green along with a very structured design makes such a chic, fall statement that is also neutral enough to pair well with many different outfits. If a brighter green is more up your alley, you can use a kelly green colored bag you may have in your spring and summer handbag collection during the winter holiday season. A bright green would be simply adorable for the Christmas season along with a red sweater or dress; being able to reuse and restyle what you already own is a great creative skill to have that has fantastic economic benefits as well. Similar to the black crossbody bag, a nice snakeskin or crocodile print looks amazing against a muted green!
5. A Pretty Plum Purse
Plum may seem like a bit of odd color choice for a handbag to you, however, since purchasing my own plum handbag about a year ago, I have gotten more use out of it than even I thought I would, in the fall and winter seasons of course. It is to this day one of my favorite bags to style and I have not seen many other women rocking a plum bag. The gorgeous plum color offset with simple gold hardware makes it the perfect fall color scheme, or if you go for the icy silver hardware, it easily becomes more winter-appropriate! Much like olive green handbags, a plum purse adds a little something to any neutral outfit, especially a nice caramel colored sweater and jeans for fall or a maybe a little black dress for winter. Either way, you are sure to look effortlessly cool with this style and shade of purse!
6. A Bold Briefcase
For all of you working ladies and gentlemen out there, make a statement with a bold briefcase. You will want to choose a neutral color for this bag, as you will be carrying it most days to the office, so black, brown, or navy are your best options. Not only does this handbag look incredibly chic and smart, but it also fits all of the papers and things you need to bring to work on a daily basis. This is a more expensive option than other handbags, but if you are willing to invest in a nice piece, I highly recommend it as it will surely last you for your entire career!
7. A Cool Gray Tote
If you are looking for something more toned-down, try a casual tote-style handbag in a neutral shade like a cool gray color. Like black or brown handbags, a cool gray handbag is sure to match plenty of outfits and is the perfect addition to your winter wardrobe. The tote bag is a great style for every day and will fit anything that you may need to carry with you, it may even fit some smaller laptops. This style can even double as a work bag if it is more your style than a structured briefcase.