5 Fresh New Handbag Looks for Winter

Thursday, September 24, 2015

--By Kim Moshtaghi

This winter you are in luck because bags of all sorts are in style. From big to small -- it's all IN. Odd shapes are paving the way for creative looks that you can wear as your bold accessory, if you are up for it. Whatever you usually carry, try something different. Step out of your comfort zone for the sake of taking advantage of such an inclusive fashion season.

Bloomingdale’s is my current favorite one-stop shop. That doesn't mean we should ignore other options, because there are other awesome designs that deserve the spotlight. However, for a quick, successful winter bag purchase I think Bloomie’s has it nailed. I truly appreciate their eclectic selection.

My first pick is a winter staple color: Bordeaux. The zipper and the color are why it made the cut. The longer chain allows you to wear it comfortably, without fuss, and allows versatility if you want to tuck the chain in and wear it as a clutch. And if you really want to be fashionable, have yourself a glass of Bordeaux. Never a dull moment...

Milly Riley Convertible Crossbody

→ Buy the Milly Riley Convertible Crossbody (Blomingdale's Exclusive), $275.00, at bloomingdales.com.

Since I always gear towards animalistic fashion, no one should feel surprised that this next feature made my must-have winter bag list. Not only is it leopard with dangling tassels, it's a bucket bag, which is the easiest bag to carry things in while avoiding the frumpy mom look.

See by Chloé Vicki Leopard Print Bucket Bag

→ Buy the See by Chloé Vicki Leopard Print Bucket Bag, $455.00, at bloomingdales.com.

For those who would like to try a more lighthearted bag, you will adore this statement clutch. The bag has “Kiss” and “Me” marked on each side. It’s a grown up girl’s approach to glitter. This bag is definitely an ice breaker, so don’t hesitate to take it networking.

Rafe New York Alicia Kiss Me Clutch

→ Buy the Rafe New York Alicia Kiss Me Clutch, $495.00, at blooomingdales.com.

This next bag is my sleek choice for this article. Some of you may think it’s too bright and resembles a spring trend, but, like I mentioned, it is all about mixing and matching. This structured bag is great for the office, and will give you a pop of color that your office environment lacks.

Ted Baker Cristie Crosshatch Satchel

→ Buy the Ted Baker Cristie Crosshatch Satchel, $339.00, at bloomgingdales.com.

If the Ted Baker handbag is indeed too bright for you, but you appreciate the contemporary iconic look, then Zac Posen has the perfect bag for you.

ZAC Zac Posen Eartha Iconic Top Handle Satchel

→ Buy the ZAC Zac Posen Eartha Iconic Top Handle Satchel, $495.00, at bloomingdales.com.

Kim Moshtaghi
is a contributing writer for Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle. Kim is currently based in sunny San Diego, California, where she's a Realtor with Apprize Realty, Inc., specializing in coastal homes and luxury acquisitions. Kim has a communications degree, a third degree black belt, and a totally covetable Gucci handbag collection.