$59 – oasis-stores.com
$62 – newlook.com
Mostly, though, it’s a representation of yourself. Fashion is more than how we dress, it’s a form of self expression. It is how we tell the world who we are, what we are about and how we feel about ourselves. We want the world to know we value and respect ourselves, because we set the bar for how we are treated by others.
I love the laser cut leather in this stunning bag and the tan color is a very flexible option to have in your wardrobe.
2. MICHAEL Michael Kors Selma Studded Tote $428 Zappos
This is a fresh approach to a classic tote, the studs really make it contemporary and add a bit of fun to this style.
3. Dooney & Bourke Button Slouch $525 Dooney & Bourke
I’m in love with this bag. This rich leather is soft and supple and the button detail on the sides is so very pretty.
4. Alice + Olivia Quilted Leather Bag $495 Neiman Marcus
This satchel’s quilting is so lovely, it offers a fresh approach to a timeless shape.
5. MARC by Marc Jacobs Too Hot to Handle Hobo $438 Marc Jacobs
Hobo’s are excellent day bags and this lovely piece here is no exception. Marc Jacobs’ mid range line offers up quality construction and materials.
6. kate spade new york Oxford Street Sloan $495 kate spade
If you like a croc look, take a peek at this fab tote from kate spade, it’s shoulder strap makes is a wonderful length and it comes with a detachable cross body strap.
7. Tory Burch Thea Satchel $475 Tory Burch
This satchel is so gorgeous, the pom pom on the side adds some visual interest and the color here is perfect for any season.
8. Coach Legacy Courtenay Hobo in Leather $278 Coach
This one is on my wish list! Love the color and the option to carry as a shoulder bag or a cross body bag. It has a bit of slouch to it, which makes it work as a casual style but its overall structure keeps it office appropriate also.
9. Coach Poppy Colorblock Tote $348 Coach
This is indeed, a timeless style. A simple black tote has enough room for all your stuff (including an iPad pocket!) and its shape will remain a classic.
$365 – harveynichols.com
$250 – johnlewis.com
$38 – johnlewis.com
The wrap dress has several key factors that make it functional and flattering on any body type.
•Choose “v” necklines and vertical design lines
•Medium scale prints work well (not tiny, not oversized)
•Create waist definition with visual accents like seams, darts and line
•Use fuller skirts and wide necklines to create a waistline
•Avoid wide waistbands, cropped pants and oversized dresses
•Careful use of vertical boning and seaming will flatter
•Use dark solid colors underneath lighter outer layers (like a two piece suit with a blouse)
$735 – coggles.com
$60 – oasis-stores.com
$44 – pret-a-beaute.com
$470 – harveynichols.com
$135 – question-air.com
$270 – liberty.co.uk
One of my favorite colors for leather is this rich oxblood tone. It screams sophistication. I personally love the sharp contrast of the black with it, but you could easily pair it with neutral tones of cream, gray or tan for a softer look.
If a leather dress is a tad too edgy for your style, you can try incorporating it into your wardrobe with a leather cuff, belt or bag. If you do decide to try out the colored leather look be sure to look for classic & simple silhouettes as they translate well to leather.
$1,010 – theoutnet.com
$150 – sportscraft.com.au
$200 – theoutnet.com
$3,065 – alexandermcqueen.co.uk