As if you needed another reason to add a new bag to your collection: notable brands such as Marc By Marc Jacobs and Chanel have sent mini bags down the runway, while top tastemakers like Vanessa Hudgens and Blake Lively have been spotted out and about sporting colorful mini bags. In other words, the mini bag is the must-have silhouette of the season! So, if you are ready to pick up your very own mini bag, read on for all the need-to-know details and make sure you take notes as you’ll find plenty of inspiration in today’s Accessory Report.
Whether she is on the red carpet or out and about in Los Angeles, actress Zoe Saldana is always one step ahead of the fashion curve. Case in point: in March, Zoe was spotted out to dinner in West Hollywood carrying a blue mini bag with a tassel strap. We think Zoe’s ensemble is perfect for the girl-on-the-go—you can wear it shopping, out to dinner with friends, and then on to a casual party. For a similar look, pick up See By Chloe’s Cherry Mini Crossbody Bag ($260) or All Saints’s Vintage Helvi Mini Bag ($270), plus Topshop’s Shrunken Ruched Sleeve Jacket ($110) for good measure!
If one thing can be said about actress Vanessa Hudgens, it is that she knows how to have fun on the red carpet. For an appearance at Pure nightclub in Las Vegas last month, Vanessa wore a hippie-luxe ensemble—to be specific, a snakeskin dress and fringed wrap—which she topped off with a quilted Chanel mini bag. The result? Her peach-hued Chanel gives the outfit a modern touch. To try this look, pick up Tory Burch’s Alice Mini Bag ($295) or DKNY’s Turnlock Mini Crossbody Bag ($175) and pair it with Blu Moon’s Goddess Tunic ($240) and Enzo Angiolini’s Smiles Pumps ($74.25).
Spotted: Gossip Girl actress Blake Lively shopping at a pharmacy in New York City. What was she wearing? A chic gray blazer, a gray dress, patterned tights, and lace-up ankle boots, all of which she topped off with a forest-green mini bag. The verdict? She may not have quite the luxe life of Serena van der Woodsen but Blake certainly knows how to dress the part. To create a similarly stylish look, grab Frye’s Chain Flap Mini Bag ($110) or Tory Burch’s Amanda Mini Shoulder Bag ($350) and pair it with a casually-chic dress like Vero Moda’s Wrap Front Tailored Belted Dress ($86.06).
Clémence Poésy never fails to impress us with her smart Parisian-chic aesthetic, and this ensemble, which she wore earlier this month to the Harry Potter exhibition in New York City, was no exception. We love the way Clémence’s mini bag of choice—a chic white quilted Chanel—breaks up her dark outfit and gives it an extra hint of sophistication. To put together an equally chic look, pick up Poppie Jones’ Quilted Mini Shoulder Bag ($24.95) or Coach’s New Poppy Leather Bean Bag ($158). Then, simply add a flirty dress—we like Wink’s Helena Dress ($199.99)—and a cropped jacket and you are all set.
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