Let us pause a moment to chat about accessories, yes?
When choosing accessories, one is often confronted with the proverbial question that hangs precariously over every clothing choice: Style or substance? In the case of bags, utility sometimes means sacrificing the trends we hold near and dear to our hearts. Do we reach for the sequined clutch or the nylon fanny pack? The sequined nylon fanny pack?
While we may not dare don sequined fanny packs any time soon, one accessory with both style and substance is gracing the arms of several Chictopians. Foregoing the choice between one or the other, these girls chose both. Yes, I am talking about briefcases.
Before you begin dreaming of old men in stuffy suits that emit the faint scent of cigars, consider the versatility these classic pieces offer. That means plenty of space for your BlackBerry, Moleskine and the September issue of Vogue. And we all know how big that last one is.
There are few pieces I think every girl should have in her wardrobe, and a nice leather purse is just one of them. So why not choose one that offers lots of substance and skips flashy trends in favor of subtle style?
Balance this boxy accessory with flirty dresses, florals or like neutral colors.