Fall Fashion: The Hobo Bag

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

--By Kim Moshtaghi

Tory Burch Steffi Hobo
Tory Burch Steffi Hobo

Available at: shopbop.com

As we gear towards a different season, different styles become more appealing and, as the weather becomes cooler, the hobo bag becomes even more irresistible. The crescent shaped bag is a great spacious way to add style and convenience to your life. This slouchy bag makes it easy to go from the office to the gym, or from a stroll in the park with the kids to late lunch with girlfriends. Although it is a roomy bag, the hobo doesn’t look like a grocery bag because of a flattering shape that gives it its charm. Many celebrities such as the Olsen twins and Kate Moss have paid their respects to the bohemian style bag. With all kinds of creative style twists, the hobo bag has come a long way and has become a fashion must.

My first showcase item is designed by style icon Tory Burch. The Tory Burch Steffi hobo is a pebbled leather handbag that comes in black and a cranberry color. The handbag features zip pockets in front, with bias seams and pleats are at front and back. This hobo comes with a single handle along with a detachable adjustable shoulder strap. Carry it as a clutch or on your shoulder, depending on how many things you like to place in your bag.

Isabella Fiore Divan Liz Leather Hobo
Isabella Fiore Divan Liz Hobo

Available at: bloomingdales.com

This next hobo bag definitely represents fall and winter. The deep red color and the tassels set the mood for the upcoming months. The Michael Michael Kors Braided Grommet Shoulder Bag is 43% off! On special for $199.99 -- how could you beat that? I love the thick twisted braid that goes through the circular gold keyholes to give it a bold, bright look! Sassy and fun loving, this bag will get you through the holidays.

Lastly, a designer I truly admire for her intricate designs is Isabella Fiore. The Divan Liz Leather Hobo is a stunner bag. The detail-oriented bag is embroidered with silver flower patterns and studs around the top part of the bag. There are two front pockets for easy access items like a cell phone and keys, and the rest can go in the bag with an easy to open, but a secure magnetic closure. This bag is to die for and will give your outfit an extra creativity boost.

Keep a hobo bag close by just in case you want to be able to diversify your look, but keep the same bag morning, day and night!
Kim Moshtaghi
Kim Moshtaghi is a contributing writer for Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle. Born in Germany, Kim is currently based in sunny Del Mar, California, where she also serves as Stiletto Jungle's Director of Sales and Promotions. Kim has a communications degree, a third degree black belt, and a totally covetable Gucci handbag collection.