“New year, new you” is a popular mantra at this point in the calendar, but if you’ll allow us to be so bold: it’s BS. Not only is trying to change your fundamental self a setup for failure, but you’re probably fine how you are. One thing you can change to make your life a little more stylish and organized, though, is your bag, and it won’t even require any adult education classes or kale smoothies to do it.
Seasonal statement bags are all fun and good, but when it comes to something you can carry every day in normal life, most shoppers defer to bags that are a bit more discreet, and often that means a bag in a neutral color and with minimal embellishment. Season changes are a great opportunity to look for a bag that’s might be floating a bit under the radar because new arrivals are plentiful, so we picked 20 subtle beauties to get your accessories reboot started in the right way. “New year, new bag” has a bit of a ring to it, right?