You’ll Fall Hard for These New Fall Handbags

Thursday, August 29, 2013

--By Kim Moshtaghi

Fall handbags come in all shapes and sizes, but totes typically take the lead. Although different patterns together are prevalent, I like to highlight bags that can be worn in different seasons and that are easily paired with other fall colors. Mostly I am showcasing spacious bags that can carry more than just the essentials. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t knockout, sassy nighttime options.

Jewel-toned bags always look uber-glamorous. The deep colors go very nicely with other recurring fall trends. This navy blue ostrich-effect padlock bag is beautiful. It’s spacious while remaining fashionable. It's not a great evening bag option because of its bulkiness, though. Still, the pattern gives it charisma while the simple design makes it an on-the-go bag.

Topshop Large Ostrich Effect Padlock Bag

→ Buy the Topshop Large Ostrich Effect Padlock Bag, $190.00, at

Live in an area where rain is the norm? Then a water-resistant bag is ultra-appealing. Tory Burch’s printed triangle tote is a perfect fall bag.

The pattern is inviting with a few different pinks making the bag wearable for fall and next spring. The dark and light pink hues will work great with the jewel and earth-tone hues for fall. Plus, the bag doesn’t let rain disturb its pretty, decorative design; instead, the water just slides right off. A must-have bag for those who live in a rainy city.

Tory Burch Robinson Printed Triangle Tote

→ Buy the Tory Burch Robinson Printed Triangle Tote, $385.00, at

For those animal print divas, there is always at least one option every season. I adore Kate Spade's oversized leopard bowtie tote. This bag has so much personality! The basic black, beige, and loud leopard give it ultra sex appeal. Although this bag is “loud," it also has a sophisticated aura. It's definitely appropriate for a professional setting that allows for flair.

Kate Spade Two Park Avenue Leopard Beau Shopper

→ Buy the Kate Spade Two Park Avenue Leopard Beau Shopper, $998.00, at

Lastly, Michael Kors has outdone himself. He has nice bags all around, but sometimes they just don’t change and I get bored. This colorblock bag is super hot! The royal blue and the quilted black top half is a lovely combination. The silver chain strap is a good finishing touch for the cross-body bag. Unlike the previous features, this one is a piece that will transition nicely into the nighttime hours.

Michael Kors Gia Quilted Colorblock Crossbody

→ Buy the Michael Kors Gia Quilted Colorblock Crossbody, $650.00, at

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.