It’s an exciting time to be interested in fashion. Most sartorial rules have been relaxed to the point of nonexistence, and as long as you look confident and cool in whatever you’re wearing, someone out there will think it’s brilliant. Perhaps one of the only exceptions that I can think of is wearing stark white in winter – ivory or winter white is fine, but graphic white is still left almost exclusively for warmer climates.

Because of that, seeing a bag like the Diane Von Furstenberg Penny Leather Bag still makes me giddy for the advent of spring and all of the sartorial cues that come with the season. Wouldn’t this bag look amazing with a colorful sundress and some wedges?

Bucket bags still have plenty of detractors in the fashion world, but there’s something about the slouchy, easy feel of a drawstring handbag that sets off this white perfectly and screams “warm weather.” It’s also worth noting that DVF did something really smart with this bag, which may be while I like it so much – all of the piping and edges are black, which gives the design a sense of cleanliness without making it look multicolored. Buy through ShopBop for $565.

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  • Mochababe73

    What a pretty bag. I would love to have one in that color. It has a couple of interesting details without being over the top, and I can see this being worn with a floral dress which are big for spring.
    Since getting my purse organizer, I have been looking at more bucket and hobo styles. I may need to put this one on my list.

  • Chris

    This is indeed a very very nice handbag for spring and summer. Also, it looks very versatile.