There are some celebrities who we expect to constantly carry great bags. Victoria Beckham, for example, who is always styled to the nines and has her own incredibly chic line of accessories, is never without a great handbag. Or the Olsen Twins, who have largely left Hollywood behind to focus on being tried-and-true fashion professionals (with the zany wardrobe to match). And then there are those celebrities who have great bags, but in an entirely predictable way. Jessica Alba has an enviable collection if you really love tan, specifically tan Chloe. If you prefer Louis Vuitton, Kimora Lee Simmons is your girl. Birkins? Look no further than Kim Kardashian or Petra Ecclestone.
But what if you, like most of us, regard yourself as a normal, casual girl who loves bags. Bags of all kinds, shapes, sizes, whatever! If your idea of a perfect outfit is jeans, a sweater and something truly fabulous hanging from your arm at all times, then your style role model should be Alanis Morissette. Yep, you heard me correctly. And I’ve got the photos to prove it.
In the process of writing posts for our sister site BagThatStyle, I was surprised to find so many pictures of Alanis looking great. Not that I ever thought that there was anything wrong with her – to the contrary, I’ve been a fan for a long time – but Morissette’s image has never been that of someone who pays close attention to fashion. Indeed, paparazzi photos reveal her as someone who prefers a more comfortable and casual look, but she’s got it down to a science and generally looks great – happy, confident, and on the harm of her adorable husband.
And then there’s the bags, everything from The Row to Balenciaga to Hermes. From the looks of it, Alanis doesn’t have a favorite designer – she merely loves any bag that’s fabulous, and her taste in arm candy is impeccable. Below are some of the highlights, which read like an instruction manual on how to mix your awesome bags with your favorite jeans. I think I have a new girl crush.
The Yves Saint Laurent Easy Bag is as good a place to start as any. $1190 via Nordstrom.
And what about a little more YSL? The Yves Saint Laurent Caba ChYc is a recent favorite. $2150 via Net-a-Porter.