On her way out of a yoga class in West Hollywood, Sophia Bush injected a pop of flair to her casual Summer look with this eye-catching multijeweled Mr Dannijo necklace ($295) and equally bold turquoise loafers. The actress worked her colorful accessories with a scoopneck white tee, denim cutoffs, square tortoise shades, and this Apolis "defend tomorrow" tote ($68), part of the "defend tomorrow initiative," which supports long-term employment in Bangladesh. Score Sophia's exact statement necklace and earth-friendly bag, which she helped design, to pair with a white tee, denim cutoffs, and turquoise flats. Then throw the necklace on top of a little black dress at night for instant pizazz.
Alexander McQueen may have passed, but he lives on in so many ways — tribute books, ads, new collections. The latest way is this awesome Lola&Bailey Long Live McQueen Tote ($49). It's a genius play off of the original motto, "Long Live the Queen," and even includes a small crown. Very cool. Take it to the beach, the store, to work; keep McQueen by your side, always.
The canvas tote continues to evolve. It took off with Anya Hindmarch's I'm Not a Plastic Bag — remember the frenzy? — and has since taken all sorts of designs and personalities. The latest, and arguably coolest, are these Pattern People Karl and Marc Canvas Totes ($45 each). I mean walking alongside the real Karl and Marc would be way more entertaining, but their cartoon versions are second best. I'm all team Karl; Imagine walking into a supermarket with the Kaiser by your side.
The canvas tote — been there, done that. But here is a crop of fashion-forward styles that will undoubtedly lend laid-back chic to any outfit, any season. Whether you make one of these your go-to grocery bag or everyday purse is your call, but either way, they're not your typical It bags, and that's what makes them so cool in our eyes.