By now, everyone is well aware that Spring 2011 is all about mixing patterns and colors in order to come up with cheeful, slightly deranged ensembles, and for maximum insanity, you really should include your handbag in the fun. That could be accomplished by simply buying something bright and mixing it with lots of other bright pieces, of course, but picking up something like the Miu Miu Woven Leather Shoulder Bag, which uses lots of colors in and of itself, is a much more adventurous choice. And who doesn’t need a little adventure in their lives on a boring Tuesday?

The higher the color count, the more difficult it is to make sure that all of the hues work together to create a unified whole, but the creative minds at Miu Miu did a good job with this bag. The tan and turquoise give the finished result a slightly Southwestern flare, but not so much that it would be prohibitive for people who don’t own cowboy boots.

The jeweled enamel chain strap brings in a little bit of signature Miu Miu quirk, and although it doesn’t match the turquoise leather perfectly, I think I prefer it that way. Vintage lovers know that colors often change over time in porous materials like skins, so the slight variation looks appropriate with the old-world quality of the tan and brown leathers. This look may be weekends-only for some women, two days of witty, interesting accessories is so much better than none at all. Buy through Net-a-Porter for $1495.

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