As I mentioned over on PurseBlog Savvy this morning also, I went to Kelly Cutrone’s book-signing in Atlanta (look for a post on that on Monday) and had a lot of fun scoping out what everyone was wearing. The girl carrying the Rebecca Minkoff Loveletters Leopard-Print Morning After Mini Bag was clearly the winner, at least for me – she did such a great job making a leopard print bag look like a wardrobe staple that I couldn’t help but mention it to you girls.
Her outfit inspired me so much, in fact, that I wanted to talk about another leopard bag that I had mostly ignored until now – the Alexander Wang Millie Leopard Bag. Although I love animal print, I had written it off as too busy and too difficult to fit in to the wardrobe of anyone who doesn’t find themselves constantly wearing solids. I wear so much black that I could see myself using it regularly, but I wasn’t sure that anyone else would find a use for it. Well, I’m no long unsure.
Not only is an animal print bag great if you tend to stick to one color palette, but it can coordinate really well with other patterns as well. Mixing prints is an enormous trend right now, and animal print of any kind is so familiar to most people that it can function as a quasi-neutral against a almost anything – my preference would be something retro-modern and with a warm color palette.
This look will be too bold for many, there’s no doubt about that, but if you’re creative or adventurous, this would be a great way to set yourself apart from the pack. Alexander Wang is the designer of the moment and his leopard pieces are some of the most coveted of the season, so now would be the time to take the plunge. Buy through Net-a-Porter for $875.
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