Even though spring’s technical start is in late March, old-fashioned sartorial rules often dictate that no one should wear truly spring-like things until after Easter. White, raffia, pale flowers – all verboten until after some arbitrary holiday. The PurseBlog team does not advocate listening to those kinds of silly rules, of course, but if you’ve grown up with them, the idea can be hard to shake.
Easter was yesterday, though, so that means we’re all free to celebrate the lushly feminine bounty that comes with the season. We’ve already highlighted some of the best beach bags and pastel bags of the year, but if you’re looking for something with a more generalized spring-like feeling, this week’s installment of Save, Spend, Splurge has some suggestions for a variety of budgets.
Not only does the Rebecca Minkoff Straw with Neon Mini MAC touch on both the neon and raffia trends, but it’s the perfect size to use as either a casual clutch or a weekend crossbody. Buy through ShopBop for $195.
It doesn’t get anymore feminine than this: The Kate Spade Nadine Wicker Satchel combines white leather with a wicker basket body in one of the most ladylike shapes imaginable. Buy through Neiman Marcus for $398.
The Valentino Rockstud Crossbody Bag proves that right now, no one is doing “feminine with an edge” better than Valentino. Buy through Neiman Marcus for $2695.