Here at PurseBlog, we are generally of the opinion that trends should be secondary to wearing things that you love and that makes you feel wonderful, no matter what the fashion industry wants you to wear, but since we’re a fashion blog, we sort of have to cover them. And although I may not be a big lover of orange for a variety of reasons, it’s going to be difficult to avoid the hue in a couple months’ time.

Once I saw the Yves Saint Laurent Roady Hobo in what the brand calls “flame,” I knew that there was no escaping the onslaught of orange. My sales associate at Jeffrey told me that they had ordered a lot of orange and coral for spring, and since the boutique’s owner Jeffrey Kalinsky is also an executive vice president at Nordstrom, it’s safe to say that orange will be showing up there as well, not to mention in every other department store in existence. Brights had a moment on the Spring 2011 runways in what seemed like a direct response to Fall 2010’s neutral palette, and fiery shades in particular look to be among the biggest winners of the season.

My skin tone generally prefers to be paired with magentas, violets and cobalts when it comes to brights, but if you’d like to incorporate orange into your spring purchases without having to worry about what kind of undertones in might bring out in your natural color, a handbag is a relatively safe way to do it. Since the Roady is a simple, classic shape, the odds of you looking like a total trend-chaser are relatively minimal, and as far as oranges go, even I can admit that the color is rather lovely. Buy through Bergdorf Goodman for $1295.

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