Fall is all about cozying up and feeling sexy with the one you love, even if you only just found him this season. And, like a man, a bag is a great accessory for any fall ensemble. We’ve made our fall 2012 handbag selections, and they are complete with color-blocked clutches, sophisticated totes, and hands-free crossbodies that are sure to please even the choosiest of ladies.
1. Skylar backpack by Simone Camille, $810.00
This is no ordinary school day backpack— fringe, embroidery, and embellishments take the convenience of the design to a whole other level. Style maven Nicole Richie was recently spotted with this black beauty. Carry by the handle or keep your hands free and wear it on one shoulder. Either way you’re sure to catch eyes.
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Emma Roberts was recently seen wearing this leopard print calf hair shoulder bag, and we always love her look. Animal print accents are a modern staple and Emma pulls off the pattern beautifully by keeping the rest of her outfit simple and casual. The leather and gold chain strap can be removed, transitioning the bag to a nighttime clutch with ease.
Summer is the time I like to rock one of my favorite fashion trends, Boho Chic. It’s always fun to add some fab hippie-inspired pieces to into your existing wardrobe. To get the right look, you need to have a few essential pieces. Here are my picks to create a fab head-to-toe boho style.
Theodora & Callum Purple Multi Ikat Tie All Scarf, $175
A great oversized scarf is a summer essential. Use it as a sarong, a dress, a shawl…the possibilities are endless. This print is fun and I love the colors! Watch this video on how to tie it to make a dress.
Rebecca Minkoff Eyelet Moonstruck Hobo, $550
Rebecca Minkoff is known for her amazing handbag collection-this hobo has the perfect laid-back style and great details. It’s also an ideal size to carry all of your summer must-haves in. The neutral shade will work into fall as well.
Club Monaco Pachacuti Fair Trade Hat, $119.50
A great straw hat not only protects you from the sun but also looks uber-stylish. To take your boho look to another level, put hair in a side fishtail braid first, and you are good to go!
Pedro Garcia Agatha Suede Cutout Clog Wedge, $475
A chunky wedge is a retro nod to the 70’s that is surprisingly wearable. Pair these suede sandal-clogs with cut-off denim shorts, a maxi dress or your favorite jeans.
Nombre Maxi Dress, $205
This neutral maxi has a drawstring waist and a flattering neckline with tribal print detail. I love the pockets and easy to wear style!
Sheila Fajil Druzy Chandelier Earrings, $33
These earrings look luxe but are a steal at $33! Dress them up or down this summer for a glam hippie look. Bonus: They are super light-weight and available in white or turquoise.
D Pagano Designs Bronze Skull and Snake Fuchsia Bracelet, $165
The easiest way to rock the boho trend is with some fun accessories like these amazing beaded charm bracelets. Tip: try stacking them with bracelets you already own.
One of my favorite looks for summer is boho chic. It’s laid-back and stylish at the same time— think maxi dresses, flowy tops with a great pair of denim shorts, and of course gold or beaded accessories. Here are my jewelry picks that complete this celebrity-inspired look…
Nathan and Moe Pave Tassel Necklace, $285
Nathan and Moe was created by talented jewelry designer Nancy Liebowitz. Her of-the-moment collection was discovered by Rachel Zoe when styling some of her A-list clients. I personally own two different tassel necklaces from the line and seem to be wearing them everywhere! This on-trend accessory is glam and boho chic at the same time.
Eddera Leaf Cuff, $203
Accessories inspired by nature are a huge favorite of mine. This leaf cuff is a beautiful piece to pair with other baubles like beaded earrings or a simple gold charm necklace.
Vanessa Mooney The Emerald AB & Silver Manhattan Hoop Earrings, $85
Vanessa Mooney makes so many cool pieces with an LA vibe. Her earrings have been spotted on celebrities like Hayden Panetierre and Vanessa Hudgens. This thin silver pair with teal accents adds a hint of sex appeal to a chill boho look.
Butterfly Ring by Privileged, $52
As you can see, I love to incorporate nature when sporting the boho look. This oversized gold butterfly ring makes a statement and is a great piece to wear from day to night.
Jewelryarama Multi Beaded Charm Bracelet, $42
These mixed beaded bracelets are an easy way to accessorize for summer. I like layering them up with thin bangles and especially love the evil eye and feather charms.
3- Charm Necklace by Jessica Elliot, $32
LA native Jessica Elliot is one of my favorite go-to designers for boho trends. This multi-charm necklace is dainty and wearable…you won’t want to take it off! It makes a great addition to a simple summer outfit of denim shorts, leather sandals and a comfy tee or tank.
Palm Drop Earrings in Gold and Silver, $14.99 (Available at Target Stores)
Embrace nature in these summery leaf earrings. They are such a steal and look gorgeous for a casual summer night with a maxi dress and a messy updo.