Picking a bag goes far deeper than just the choosing of a bag. There is an emotion you feel when you spot that bag you love, an excitement that builds, and a place that your mind quickly jumps to – you can imagine that bag on you. From there, that feeling goes deeper than just a like, it’s a state of mind, it’s selecting the perfect outfit for the first time you carry the bag, after all a bag can transform your look and your mood. As bag lovers we live for that experience, and to showcase a selection of new Dior Fall 2021 bags, we want you to come on this day with us, one that feels both like a dream and an idyllic reality all wrapped into one.
The act of getting dressed for the day is a ritual. It can transform your mood. Maybe you are simply looking to be comfortable, or maybe, you are looking to express yourself with each item from head to toe. In my mind, the image of carefree living involves a casual, yet chic, outfit in the perfect car driving off into a glorious day. Not a worry in the world, but maybe a good bag in hand. In this case, we’re visiting a selection of bags featuring Dior’s newest Blue Toile de Jouy Reverse Embroidery pattern.
The Toile de Jouy is already a fan favorite, and the reverse shows a variation of the House’s hallmark pattern with a play on reversed colors. The pattern adorns a large group of bags, shoes, and accessories. The Dior Bobby is given this new pattern and on the bag it shines. From afar, the pattern is evident but not fully visible, and when you are able to come close to discover the bag, that is when you can appreciate the full design. Gold hardware and navy leather details pair well with the embroidered pattern, and the casual appeal is furthered by the thick embroidered shoulder strap on the Bobby.
The Bobby bag is a hobo style that is light and compact yet spacious enough for your daily needs. The flap design closure is easy to access by the magnetic clasp with the decorative CD buckle. Much like the 30 Montaigne bag, the Bobby also features a back pocket with embossed 30 MONTAIGNE signature on the back. You’ll want to pare down what you carry, so it’s easy to access on the interior, but there is a patch pocket inside. The Dior Toile de Jouy Reverse Embroidery strap elevates the bag further and is removable, so you can adjust the length for how you would like to carry it. If you prefer a leather Bobby, there are plenty of options there as well, and you can always dress it up with a different Dior shoulder strap which really transforms the bag.
Many times we forget to truly enjoy our day, to take a break from the craze of reality and just be. It can be a moment where you feel the sun beaming on your face, the wind blowing your hair, and these are the moments that help make us feel alive. If you could run in a field, carefree, would your worries leave you for just that moment? Probably so. The Dior 30 Montaigne in Blue Toile de Jouy Reverse Embroidery pattern shines in this scene. The rectangular, structured bag quickly made its way into the lineup of other Dior must-haves and became well-received for it’s elegance and ease of use. There’s an easy wearability about this bag, and the name ties back to the hallmark address in Paris. The CD clasp pays homage to the seal of a Christian Dior perfume bottle and the back of the bag features a slim pocket with a 30 MONTAIGNE embossed signature. You can carry the bag by hand or use the adjustable shoulder strap to wear it over the shoulder or crossbody. The combination of this bag being easy to use while also being refined and elegant makes it a closet staple for years to come.
Our days naturally split into two: the morning and the evening. If we are planning to be out in the evening, our outfit changes, usually bringing a bolder look. We trade out our casual day outfit for our glammed up evening look. Getting ready means outfit changes and deciding what to wear, many times with a pile of clothes and bags left behind us, while we meticulously choose the right look for the night. If you want bold, look no further than the new Dior Mizza Leopard Print, which fuses eye-catching styles to beloved bag shapes along with clothing and other accessories. The iconic Dior Saddle Bag is made over in this print as well as the Mini Book Tote.
The Dior Mizza Leopard Print Saddle Bag is a fresh update from Maria Grazia Chiuri to one of the most beloved bag shapes of all time. The entirety of the bag is fully embroidered with the beige multicolor Mizza motif, which is inspired by House archives. The Saddle flap opens by the magnetic D which is part of the CD stirrup closure. There is a back pocket for small items and you can customize the bag with different shoulder straps (which by now you know I’m a big fan of the thicker shoulder straps Dior offers). If you want to dress up with the new Dior Mizza Leopard print but prefer a more subdued bag, there are classic options like this backpack as well as either of these DiorTravel Vanity Cases. Wear it crossbody, carry your small essentials, and know that this bag works for day to night and nearly every outfit in your wardrobe.
At the end of the day, we want to unwind. Many of us are so busy with our hectic lives that we forget to. I know I do. But, just like getting ready, you must slow your day down, and some days are so beautiful they feel like a dream. Sometimes, you don’t have to go anywhere to feel like you’ve gone somewhere, and escaping through your mind (and of course bags and clothes), proves to be enough. Amongst this dream scene, we close with more of the Dior Mizza Leopard Print. Leopard print is an attention-grabber and statement maker. But the reason I’ve always loved it on bags is because you can easily simplify the rest of your outfit to make the bag the standout piece.
Or, you don’t have to. If you want bold, go for a head to toe look, from the Dior Mini Book Tote in Beige Mizza Embroidery to your dress. As for the bag, the Book Tote is one of the most recognizable bags in the bag world right now and this mini version is a nice way to add a pattern into your collection. It’s just big enough to hold your phone and essentials but not meant at all to be a carryall like its more famed big sister version.
If patterns aren’t for you, there are plenty of classic bags to suit your needs. From the Dior Bobby to the Vanity Case (in a larger and smaller size), you can add any of these bags to your rotation and they will quickly become a bag you grab for regularly. This day spent with Dior was a dream coming to life. Not quite real, but entirely real all at once. After all, isn’t that what we want our bags to give us? An outlet to feel a bit more, even if just for a minute, until we go back to the reality of our everyday lives and the realization that our bags serve a purpose. But it doesn’t mean the purpose can’t come with the added benefit of making us feel a little more alive and happy. And if that is what our bags can bring us, then they are doing something right.