One of the hottest handbag trends right now is studded detailing. I know that this is nothing new to the fashion world, rather it is a trend that tends to go in and out of style often. The studs we are seeing as of late are a bit different, more refined and subdued, and often being used as shoulder strap accents. This is precisely the look for less I am bringing to you today: the accented shoulder strap bag.
While the Tory Burch Louisa Shoulder Bag does not technically have a studded accents on the shoulder strap, it does have a deco chain and leather strap. On the other hand, the Valentino Rock Stud Shoulder Bag is all about the studs on the shoulder strap. I know so many of you were sick of the over-studding, but both of these bags offer a touch of tough with a glam overall appearance.
The major difference between the two bags is evident however. The Valentino bag features a much more structured shape with a very demure appearance. When I look at the Valentino bag, I can easily see a business woman use this accessory to amp up her wardrobe. The Tory Burch bag is much more casual. The shoulder strap is not studded, rather features a chain/leather combination. The body of the bag has a flap top closure versus the open top Valentino showcases. When it comes down to it, these two bags have some similarities but I believe they bring two very different feels and would be worn by two very different people. Which accented shoulder strap bag do you prefer?