Fall Trends? They’re in the (Hand)bag.

Every fall (who am I kidding, every month) I look for new ways to incorporate the season’s must-have trends into my wardrobe. And I’ve found – after much selfless research, of course – that one of the best ways to do this is through a luxe new handbag. Whether it’s the “it” color, fabric, or hardware of the season, some good arm candy is an easy way to pull it off without going overboard. Check out my of-the-moment picks and see how.

The Color of the Moment
If you’re looking to stay on trend (and, really, who isn’t?), adding a touch of oxblood is a surefire way to do it. The color du jour of the season, this rich moody hue does wonders when slung over your shoulder – and even better when paired with a burgundy lip.

A Second “Skin”
Serpentine patterns are huge for fall – but when it comes to this exotic look, a little goes a long way, making snakeskin-esque arm candy the perfect way to tackle the trend.

A Clutch of Glam
With colder weather comes the invitations. From office holiday parties to festive family gatherings, an evening clutch with a good measure of sparkle becomes a wardrobe essential.

The Need for Tweed
Texture, texture, texture – it’s a must for autumn. A tweed bag is an unexpected way to add the rich (and oh-so-classic) fabric to an outfit.

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By Keriann Coffey, Associate Blog Editor

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October 5, 2012