We’ve talked previously about menswear’s recent, vibrant facelift, especially when it comes to the accessory market’s various printed and patterned bags. Designers have gone beyond the traditional stripes and plaids that are often associated with menswear, and these new choices indicate an edgier and more androgynous approach. To continue with this list, we have the signature Givenchy rose camouflage print in the form of a simple nylon backpack.
Spring has sprung, and with that, our bags are getting a little brighter and a little lighter as the weeks go by. For this edition of Bag Deals, we found lots of crossbodies and mini bags, as well as a beach tote to help you kickstart (or continue your ever-growing) spring bag collection. Check out the gallery below to find some amazing sales on designers like Elizabeth and James, Burberry and Marc Jacobs.
Technically, this may not be a Perfect Pair, but I just couldn’t help myself. I was in the accessories zone. Sometimes all it takes is one accessory to ignite the perfect look, and that’s exactly what sparked this ensemble. For me, it all started with the Joelle Hawkens by Treesje Hunt Satchel, and the rest was history.
With its zipper edging and front detailing, this Joelle Hawkens satchel has a laid back, downtown feel that’s compelling.
First up on TalkShoes this week, we have our weekly dose of Shoe Deals, and you definitely won’t want to miss out on those! Also, in our weekly Shoestagram roundup, we checked out the Best Studded and Spiked Shoe Instagrams, and all of them are true stunners. Next, we picked out our favorite nail polishes for our Pedicure of the Week post and paired a neon lip stick and nail polish with these Casadei Metallic pumps, making it this week’s Perfect Pair.
We have a lot of great discussions happening on TalkShoes this week! First, we chose our Shoe of the Week and rounded up the best five best metallic flats under $500. We also spotted Scarlett Johansson in a fabulous pair of lace Louboutins attending the premier of Captain America: The Winter Soldier. To conclude, check out some great shoe news: we’ve heard that Charlotte Olympia will be debuting a new 9-to-5 collection that has the working woman in mind!
We have a whole lot of goodies for you over on TalkShoes today! For St. Patrick’s Day, we are celebrating appropriately with a roundup of the 15 Best Green Shoes and Accessories! We also have your daily dose of Shoe Deals, as well as the Best Shoes from Paris Fashion Week. Then in our daily shoe-spotting celebrity post, Anne Hathaway wore a pair of Proenza Schouler sandals that are making us feel very envious.
On TalkShoes this week, we styled the covetable Jil Sander Neon Sandals for our Outfit of the Week, and on the other end of the spectrum, these Manolo Blahnik Mules are the perfect mule for the ultra lavish! In celeb shoe news, we saw Selma Blair wearing the first pair of Birkenstocks we’ve seen out and about this season. Also, we saved the best news for last, because Sole Society is celebrating its birthday with markdowns up to 50% off!
Several years ago, The Row put backpacks back on our handbag radar with the buzzworthy $34,000 Alligator Backpack, and ever since, backpacks have been popping up all over the fashion industry. I didn’t go crazy for The Row’s backpack, or any backpack after that – as bags, they simply remind me of my awkward middle school wardrobe. As of right now, though, this Yliana Yepez’s Capri Python backpack is quickly making me rethink my previous stance.
Over on TalkShoes we went through our Instagram to see all of your Manolo themed shoestagrams. We rounded up our top favorites, and let’s just say we were swooning! Alessandra Ambrosio was spotted wearing a covetable pair of Valentino pumps and we looked at the shoes from Nicolas Ghesquière’s first collection for Louis Vuitton. We even styled a pair of René Caovilla sandals that is desperately making us wish for warmer weather.