One of the most important rules of personal style is that simple doesn’t (and shouldn’t) mean boring. Not every item in a wardrobe can be turned up to 10, so to speak, but even the basics can be special in some way if items are chosen carefully.
It takes a good bit of patience to find the perfect simple pieces that still ooze personal style, but they exist and they’re worth the hunt. Often, they’re also the pieces that people compliment most often, because they’re the sort of pieces that take a really good eye and lots of attention to detail to find. Anyone can pick out a really obvious bag, but it takes an eye for accessories to notice a simple one like the Sobella San Marco Tote.
The curving diagonal seams of the tote provide the only visual interest, but it’s done in such a tailored and refined way that that’s all the bag needs to be interesting. I could easily imagine using it while shopping or going out to lunch with a friend, and it’s the kind of bag that will never look dated or make you look like a fashion victim. Buy through Bluefly for $129.50.