Neutral Colorblocking

After the last two springs and summers, I can imagine that a lot of you are really sick of seeing bright color blocking. A yellow top, purple skirt and red shoes looked fresh in 2010, but now, it just looks a lot like everything we’ve already seen. In light of that, all of the neutral color blocked bags that have emerged lately seem like a breath of fresh air – a new, subtle take on a trend that’s been anything but subtle.

Mixing neutrals also has its functional advantages. Not only is it easier to work a black-and-tan bag into a wardrobe than a cobalt-and-green one, but a neutral bag has a longer potential lifespan than a non-neutral one, particularly when you’re dealing with a bold trend like color blocking. Neutrals, even light ones, aren’t beholden to a particular fashion season or outdoor temperature, so these bags are perfect for seasonal transitions, in addition to being a strong closet staple for years to come. We’ve rounded up some of your best neutral color blocked options, from a little under $300 to a little over $3000, after the jump.

Reed Krakoff Boxer Tote

$1090 via Net-a-Porter

Chloe Alice Colorblock Satchel

$1995 via Neiman Marcus

3.1 Phillip Lim 31 Hour Tote

$795 via ShopBop

Marc by Marc Jacobs Spot On Liz Colorblocked Bag

$528 via Neiman Marcus

Tom Ford Two-Tone Petra Bag

$3190 via Neiman Marcus

Rochas Two-Tone Textured Tote Bag

$1190 via Net-a-Porter

Monserat De Lucca Calla Bag

$275 via ShopBop

Victoria Beckham Tri-Tone Shoulder Bag

$2700 via Net-a-Porter

Marc Jacobs Lambskin Paneled Tote Bag

$1295 via Neiman Marcus

  • Ashleyg

    Ooooo I swoon for the Tom Ford and Rochas!!! <3

  • Jessica

    Loving the Tom Ford bag!

  • JuliAnn

    Love the boxer tote.

  • Dee

    Loving the Phillip Lim, though too bad the handles are so short!

  • Donna

    I am drooling over the Chloe. I love it.

  • kiwigirl

    The Reed Krakoff is to die for!!! I hope like heck one shows up on eBay one day at a price I can afford lol

  • klynneann

    Thanks for spotlighting bags at all price points. :) The Reed Krakoff is my fave!

  • dnfl

    should do a men’s bag version of this post!!

  • samia

    I think I want them all!

  • pe.riche.

    Thank you for this post! While I am attracted to the color blocking trend, I like my bags to be neutral. I never thought neutral bags could be color blocked! I love them all.

  • Stella

    The Celine trapeze in black & white is also a great color block bag :)

  • Elizabeth Turnbull

    the 3.1 Phillip Lim 31 Hour Bag is sooo gorgeous!!

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