Confession time…I have had the same purse for the last three years. Maybe more. In that time frame, I have been gifted one other bag, but it doesn’t have any compartments, so I don’t use it all that often. So, I’m thinking it’s time for a new bag.
I only have a couple of rules when it comes to buying a new one. Rule # 1: I have to be able to use it all year long (that means EVERY season). Rule #2: Considering how long I tend to keep a purse, it has to be good quality so that it will hold up through many (and I do mean MANY) uses. I don’t mind spending more money on something that I’m going to use all the time. I’ll just save up for a while before I buy. And rule #3: It absolutely, without a doubt, cannot be black or brown. I’m tried of those traditional neutrals and I want something different. Something with more color….but it still has to be kind of neutral, since I plan to use this bag everyday.
So, I rounded up eleven non-traditional neutrals (i.e. colorful) from Proenza Schouler, that are perfect for year round use, to get some inspiration. I snuck a couple of accessories in their too, so they’re not all bags, just FYI. This is what I’m dreaming of at the moment…
1. tote in chianti // 2. flap front bag in saffron // 3. medium flap front bag in midnight // 4. keep all in mustard // 5. tote in military
6. credit card case in purple rain // 7. flap front bag in piglet // 8. clutch in pinot noir // 9. continental wallet in lagoon // 10. wallet purse in saffron // 11. pouch bag in midnight
One, two, and six are on my wishlist. What about you? Are you over black and brown bags? And would you sport one of these eleven colorful options with your day to day wardrobe?
P.S. After I put this roundup together, I realized that almost every color I picked reminds me of my trip to California last week. There were lots of greens and deep red/burgundy colors in the trees and an orangey-wheat color in the meadows when we spent the day walking around Yosemite. And the next day, rafting, there were all these colorful reflections in the clear waters and blues in the rapids. Clearly, this trip will be with me for a while if I’m subconsciously picking bag colors from it. Ha!