If you like weird pop culture things, you're probably eagerly anticipating the release of Spring Breakers, a film directed by Harmony Korine that stars people as varied as Disney princess Selena Gomez and Atlanta rapper Gucci Mane (in his cinematic debut, no less). I happen to love weird pop culture things, so to celebrate the film, we're going to take a look at the handbag collection of Vanessa Hudgens, who plays one of Gomez's debauched friends in film. If you like fringe, you're in the right place.
Vanessa's personal style is pretty much All Coachella, All The Time; when left to her own devices, she generally looks like she'd rather be sitting in the California desert and listening to some live music than doing whatever it is she's actually doing at the time. I can't say I identify with it personally, but if you've got a bit of hippie chick in you, this one's going to be right up your alley.
I always try to start where I think the celeb in question would want me to start, and I don't think I love anything on this earth as much as Vanessa loves fringe. My favorite of her (many) fringe-y bags is this Botkier Morgan Fringed Satchel. Shop Botkier via Bloomingdale's.
In general, Hudgens seems to prefer her fringe in small crossbody form, like with this beaded suede Lucky Brand Get Laced Fringe Bag. Shop Lucky Brand via Zappos.
For Vanessa, one tan suede fringe bag is not enough, which is why she also has the Sabrina Tach Shredded Suede Bag. Shop Sabrina Tach bags via Etsy.
For a slight change, how about some tan leather fringe? Vanessa's got it covered with this Cole Haan Crossbody Bag. Shop Cole Haan bags via Nordstrom.
Relative to Vanessa's other bags, the tassel on this brown suede Ruehl No. 925 Walker Cacao Bag is a pretty small amount of fringe.
Of course, a craving for grey fringe can also be accommodated by Vanessa's collection, like with this Antik Batik Juddy Fringed Bag. Shop Antik Batik bags via ShopBop.
This Cleobella Aduma Fringe Handbag is perhaps the most ladylike implementation of fringe I've ever seen. Shop Cleobella via ShopBop.
Is that a bit of fringe I spy on the Jimmy Choo Roxana Bag? Shop Jimmy Choo via Net-a-Porter.
In case it weren't already clear that Vanessa's a hippie, check out her Lauren Moshi Free Love Taylor Tote. Pick one up for $87 via Boutique to You.
Even when they aren't covered in strips of suede, Vanessa likes a mini crossbody, like this Chanel St. Tropez Shoulder Bag.
Vanessa likes this positively tiny Cole Haan Phoebe Leather Crossbody so much that she regularly carries it in two colors. First, black. Shop Cole Haan bags via Nordstrom.
Naturally, she also has tan.
Don't worry, this collection isn't just neutrals - how about a Linea Pelle Dylan Quilted Crossbody? Pick up a similar Linea Pelle crossbody a 6pm for $125.
Ok, so it's mostly neutrals. Vanessa carried a very pretty blue Diane von Furstenberg Mini 440 Bag to the designer's most recent show, though. Shop DVF via ShopBop.
Vanessa also carried a petite Alice and Olivia Shoulder Bag to the designer's Fall 2013 show.
Continuing on her fashion show bender, Vanessa carried a Marc Jacobs Bicolor Clutch to Jacobs' Fall 2011 show. $875 via Yoox.
Mostly, though, it's all neutral, casual bags for Vanessa, like this Alexander Wang Diego Bucket Bag. Buy through ShopBop for $850.
Perhaps surprisingly, the bag that appears to be Vanessa's time-tested favorite in her entire collection doesn't seem to be a crossbody at all. Instead, it's this Balenciaga Giant Part Time Bag. Buy a dark green version for $1,945 via MyTheresa.
Vanessa has a well-developed appreciation for Balenciaga. She also uses a Balenciaga Weekender Bag for travel. Buy through Neiman Marcus for $1,845.
I wish I had Vanessa's Balenciaga Midday Bag for myself - the brand no longer makes this shape. Shop Balenciaga via Neiman Marcus.
Despite her penchant for casualness, Vanessa cleans up quit well. She looks so pretty in this Jenny Packham dress and Daniel Swarovski Dedicace Clutch.
This Salvatore Ferragamo Etched Box Clutch looks almost like it were woven out of fringe, which seems appropriate. Shop Ferragamo via Neiman Marcus.
Sometimes, Vanessa takes her love for tan in a more high-end direction, like with this Louis Vuitton Stephen Monogram Embossed Cuir Bag.
Ultimately, though, Vanessa's most consistent affections seem to stay with contemporary bags like the JJ Winters Suede Zip Bag. Shop via JJ Winters.
The Linea Pelle Dylan Tote also fits in well with Vanessa's style. Buy for $495 via The Trend Boutique.
We've saved some of the goodies for last, like this Miu Miu Bow Bag. Buy the black version for $1,495 via Net-a-Porter.
Even if your style is much different than Vanessa's, this Fendi Unzipped Zip It Satchel is pretty cute. Shop Fendi via Neiman Marcus.
We already mentioned one of her Chanel bags, but Vanessa seems to have some affection for the brand. Here she is with a Chanel Classic Flap Bag.
Is that a Vintage Chanel Backpack in Vanessa's hand? It sure looks like it.
If Vanessa wants to take her boho look more high-end, Givenchy's handbags are a good place to start. This Givenchy Melancholia Bag is a nice place to start. Shop Givenchy via Barneys.
Ultimately, I think a Givenchy Nightingale might be the perfect premium designer bag for Vanessa. Buy a Nightingale for $2,260 via Barneys.
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