Black bags are almost impossible to resist – just like my black trouser addiction, it’s my default colour for bags, too. But, I really do like a flash of bright on autumn accessories that don’t tie into the whole autumn theme (i.e. russet, brown, urgh). I’ve got two winter coats at the moment, one black and one cream (and not counting the leopardy print one that I haven’t found the courage to wear yet!) and mostly, my colour palette for clothes is neutral and black, so a ping of bright colour always fits in really well and offsets the safer shades. The bag above is the Ingrid Leather Tote from Marks & Spencer, and it’s £89 HERE. This is also going to work really well with the blue nail theme that’s also strong for a/w.
I’ve never owned a red bag in my life, and now I’ve seen this Jigsaw one, I’m wondering why! The Bucket Bag is a blackened-red, so no in-your-face scarlet – it looks pretty capacious, too although it is described as a mini-bucket. I’m wondering about the twiddly bow, though. That could get old quite quickly. Anyway, if you’re more patient than me, it’s HERE for £149.
So far, this is my favourite, although you either love or loathe Paul’s Boutique. If you Google Paul’s Boutique, there are so many forum listings asking ‘is Paul’s Boutique chavvy?’ – seriously, there are! I don’t know the history of the brand so it doesn’t hold any connotations for me (and I hate the word chavvy) – to me it just looks like it’s going to go really well with my cream winter coat! Anyway, it’s HERE for £65.
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