To my dearest:
So you’ve finally decided to take the plunge on a new bag. Now you have to decide what color to get amidst a wonderful array of colors the bag has. The regular colors carried are usually black, beige, and red. They will also most likely, always have a new selection of colors depending on season and the selection will also be different depending on stores. Unless you fall in love with one while you’re out shopping and can make a purchase on the spot. You should have a general idea of what color you would like so you can hunt down your desired color.
Now, before we proceed to the hunt, we need to decide on a color. You have to figure out what your ideal color for this piece is. First off, you have to figure out what type of girl you are. Are you usually more conservative with colors and stick to neutrals or do you like to mix and match your colors? I’m usually the type that likes to do neutral on neutral for a clean sophisticated look. However, I sometimes would opt for a brighter color because my collection lacked color. Bold colors on neutral make a statement and you can use a bag to expand your style range. It’s amazing how one bag can change your closet and outfit options so much. Strolling down the streets of New York, you’ll see an array of fashionistas all glammed up. You want to look effortlessly chic and that pop of color is the way to go.
Bags usually have an amazing selection of neutrals like black, beige, brown, taupe, white, and then some. Neutral tones give a sophisticated aura and will also allow you many more ways to wear it without any thinking.
While, neutrals are nice. I think bolder colors are a much better for the coming Spring and Summer season. It’s just oh so vibrant. Get something simple and small, and the bold color will effortlessly draw attention to your outfit. Yet not so much as to say you’re craving attention. Red is a bold classic. Cobalt blue will do great all seasons and give you a pop of color. When thinking of bold colors, figure out whether you want something that you can wear all seasons or only one season.
If you want something you can wear all seasons, I would recommend going with what we call “jewel tones”. They are colors that you would find on your favorite stones. Like red for rubies, blue for sapphire, or green for emerald. Usually these tones would do well in all seasons, of course some seasons more so than the other. If you want to choose a color like baby pink or lavender, just remember that these colors are usually not very season and closet friendly and you’ll have to think harder for ways to wear them. However, if you truly love it, go for it! What’s most important is that you enjoy what you have.
I find that there are two colors that has a perfect balance between neutral and bold. They are burgundy and mustard. Burgundy can be a pop of color when paired with neutrals. However, it can also act as a neutral when paired with color. It’s kind of like red but not really. It’s pretty darn classic and easy to match.
Mustard yellow is similar to burgundy. But I feel like most people favor the red-ish purple tone of burgundy more so than mustard yellow. Many feel that mustard yellow is hard to pair. But that’s a misconception. It’s easy to match with neutrals and adds a subtle pop of color. You can pair it with purples or red, which is opposite of the color wheel for it. What you get, is a beautiful contrast. You can pair it with it’s neighboring color, something like dark or emerald green. It’ll give a nice warm fall tone. The possibilities are really endless. I have yet to add a mustard yellow bag to my collection or a burgundy one. So I’m excited to eventually find the perfect bag to get these two colors in.
Now, I’ve given you many things to think about before deciding on a color to purchase. If you truly can’t decide whether to get a neutral or a bold. I have a tip for you – get both! I’m not saying at the same time. But it’s definitely worth collecting, even if it’s eventually. Now are you ready for the hunt? Calling your boutique store, Saks, Nordies, Neiman or Bergdorf is the way to go!
Write back and let me know what color and bag you are looking to purchase. Or let me know what color and bag you have and how easy is it to pair with your wardrobe!
Thanks for the support!
For reference, I am 5 feet 2 inches. I typically wear XS/S or 0-4 for apparel and 6.5-7.5 for shoes.