collaborationsWednesday, 13 September 2017

#TheOne Reinvented Classic Bags Styles to Love


Everyone has their one favourite bag which they rely upon time and time again for an impactful look. But when the new fashion season rolls around, one often stops to ponder if a refresh is necessary.


Classic bag styles often mean new styles to match, which is why we met up with some of our favourite fashion blogger friends to get the lo-down on what looks will work for timeless bag styles. Think metallic elegance, light leathers and sharply hued shades.



Andrea | The Haute Heel

‘My style is all about playing with opposites but always keeping it classic, which is why I'm so drawn to Saint Laurent's edgy prettiness. This bag speaks to elegance more than glamour and it's the perfect accessory for elevating day looks and complementing evening outfits. I consider metallics to be a neutral - you'd wear gold or silver interchangeably with any outfit, so the champagne hue of this piece is what makes it so versatile. I could even pair it with studded shoes, a floral skirt and a sheer t-shirt, without seeming like it took a lot of effort, because it didn't!’


"I wear a lot of neutrals when the weather is good as darker leather can wear off (I’ve lost many silk shirts this way!) I love this small Marni trunk shoulder bag as the light grey leather is super fresh with the gold hardware. The fact that it has three pouches in one gives it more shape on the body and makes it stand out more.  The strap can be extended so it can be worn tightly under the arm for the evening or long and casual for the day. I’m wearing the billowy sleeve top from my latest collection with a pair of basket weave cotton skinny trousers and sandals. I don’t do dresses and hardly ever do skirts, so for me a silk shirt with lots of drama going on is the best option for a day in the city look.”


‘Printed kimonos are one of the biggest trends right now, so I decided to style mine with a more casual look, including simple jeans and slip-on shoes. But as usual, it’s the accessories that bring the outfit to a whole new level and this is where my YSL bag comes in hand. It’s one of those iconic, classical pieces that I believe should hang in every woman’s closet, as it adds a little bit of sophistication, a little bit of luxury and a little bit of “Parisian chic” to your look. It’s one of those bags that can be worn all year around, a bag that you can dress up or dress down.’



‘Pattern-du-jour, blocked heels and the timeless Chloé bag create a classical and easily approachable outfit. No matter if you are in London, Paris or planning an Italian Riviera escape, this effortless look should be part of your wardrobe. The stars pattern has become a major style trend on Instagram’s feed due to the Weekend’s most loved song; while the Chloé bag is one of the most loved styles of bags. Even if we often opt for colourful outfits no matter the season, the monochrome pieces are the basis of our wardrobe and by pairing them with a nude-powdery-rose Chloé bag, you get the perfect, classical outfit with a twist. You can’t deny that this is the perfect outfit for a lovely weekend brunch – the Chloé bag matches perfectly with a lovely glass of rose wine on a dinner date.’

Vanessa Hong | HAUTE PURSUIT

‘Dubbed the ‘Pierce’ bag for very cheeky reasons, I’m wearing J.W. Anderson’s iconic shoulder bag because it is equal parts practical and fun. It also garners a lot of giggles when inquiries are made about the ring, which makes this quite the conversation piece.’ 


‘I’ve always loved J.W. Anderson for the reasons stated above - his collections are consistently quirky, witty and rebellious. There is always a slightly subversive tone to his ready-to-wear and accessories, which really speaks to me as a consumer because the clothes are more than just their sum parts. Whether it be a strangely architectural shirt-cum-skirt or a bag pierced with an S&M ring, there is always something unexpected. Investment pieces don’t (and shouldn’t) have to be boring!’


‘I styled the bag very simply with a full white look.  I always believe in balance - if you have a ‘loud’ accessory, keep it low-key with your outfit, which is what I did here. Plus creams and warm caramel-browns always go so seamlessly together. Total match made in heaven!’


‘The season is changing but some must-have items never go out of style, making the fashion more fun. ‘


In order to make styling classic bag styles a bit more interesting, I have chosen to wear the bag with a shirt that has choker collar details, making it look like a classical shirt but from the back it seems like a very fun strapless top too. Tweed pattern skirts are a new trend, but I usually like them combined with something simple. These two stylish items put together with a very plain black Versace mini bag makes the outfit look casual, yet elegant and luxury.’

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