Sometimes, all we need is a chic and interesting bag to finish an outfit and pull together a look. Here are three statement styles to add into rotation.


The Bucket Bag

Just as makeup can be a simple way to finish a look, a purse can tie it all together. An interesting shape like a bucket or pouch style holds all our goodies and can easily add another dimension to an outfit. Prints, embellishments and beading take the bag from carry-all to a functional piece of art.


The Pop of Color

I love a pop of color in an unexpected shade. For spring, yellow is cheerful and green is fresh, while chartreuse brings in a touch of whimsy. If not color, go for interesting textures like woven leather or embossing.


The Classic Little Black Bag

An understated purse in a strong shape holds just as much power as a statement bag. Like the little black dress of accessories, a black bag with vintage inclinations like top handles or a doctor’s case silhouette can be dressed up or down and worn with almost any outfit. For a little twist, try a neutral or deep shade like forest green, brown or bordeaux.