Designers like Diane von Furstenberg, Michael Kors, and Chloé featured colorblocked bags all over their Spring runways, and today, we're showing you our top five picks for the season. Whether you decide to go casual with a bold neoprene tote or opt for a more chic, work-appropriate silhouette, there's no shortage of styling possibilities for you to try out all season long. From Pierre Hardy's neon-injected shoulder bag to Rebecca Minkoff's hands-free fun, see our favorite colorblocked bags in the video, then shop exact and similar items below!
It's time to kick off your (uber-high) heels, because low heels (3 inches and below) are breaking ground. Seen at runways like Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuitton, and Peter Som, this demure heel height isn't just more walkable; it's also right on trend. Watch our video to check out four pairs that will put a little Spring in your step right now.
Serving as the happy medium between big satchels and small clutches, it's no wonder why we love little bags so much. These perfectly sized bags are ideal for those days when you don't have to lug around your laptop (or don't want to) or when you want to keep the load light on weekend shopping trips, concert excursions, and on a night out — you catch our drift. The bottom line: these little bags are packed with possibilities, despite their outward appearance, for you to wear now and straight into Spring. And while we value our roomy totes and carry-everything shoulder bags, it's time we downsized, the stylish way. Thus, we've handpicked the best of the bunch for you to shop. From this patent silver Proenza Schouler PS11 mini to Jason Wu's coloblocked crossbody, herein find the prettiest, most irresistible minibags on the market right now.
Rachel McAdams walked the streets of Beverly Hills showing off her newest bag: this Loeffler Randall red Rider bag ($495). The structured shape and vibrant color make it a Fall must have — the price tag isn't killer either. The rest of Rachel's ensemble included a ribbed white sweater, light gray skinny jeans, and brown gladiator heels. And we love that she finished her look off with a colorful beaded necklace for extra charm. Love Rachel's latest look? Shop similar pieces, including her exact bag, now.
She debuted her new polka-dot flats — these Loeffler Randall polka-dot flats ($295) — with stripes and florals, and now Diane Kruger donned her adorable shoes with a more casual ensemble during a dinner out in LA. The actress sported a hot pink t-shirt, faded skinny jeans, a black patent bag, Louis Vuitton wallet, and of course, her signature fisherman's hat. Re-create Diane's casual cute outfit for your next dinner out or sport it while running errands over the weekend. Shop similar pieces below, including her exact flats, to get started.
Welcome to Friday, the end of the week, the beginning of the weekend, and, most importantly, the magical day where we reveal CelebStyle's top stars of the week. Our winners really turned it out this week from mixed-print masterpieces to fresh updates on classic color combos to Western-inspired ensembles we are totally coveting. Diane Kruger fused stripes, florals, and polka dots in Paris, Selita Ebanks accented her streamlined NYC look with snakeskin pumps and a neon green Marc by Marc Jacobs clutch, while Camila Alves went Western in a purple floral-accent dress and embroidered Mexicana cowboy boots. And let's not forget Kim Kardashian, Anne Hathaway, Portia de Rossi, Jessica Alba, and Michelle Williams, who donned spectacular styles of their own. Take a much-deserved break for your busy Friday to get a closer look at our trendsetting standouts, then shop their looks for yourself.
It's no secret Diane Kruger pairs prints like a pro, and her latest ensemble — a black and white striped shirt, high-waisted floral shorts, and cap-toe polka-dot Loeffler Randall flats ($295) — prove she won't be ousted as the mixed-print master anytime soon. Although her Parisian-chic look was stunning on its own, leave it to Diane to up the wow factor via a black fisherman's hat, chain-strap python shoulder bag, and too-cool shades. Work a striped top and floral-print shorts with her exact flats to re-create Diane's mix-print masterpiece or swap the shorts for this equally sweet Eight Sixty floral skater skirt ($38, originally $68) for extra feminine flair.
Jessie Randall sure has a way with shoes. Over the past seven years, the sliver-wedge boots, wood-heeled pumps, and pointy-toe flats she's created for her line Loeffler Randall have become wardrobe mainstays — and each season's new batch of styles is somehow even more covetable than the last. It should come as no surprise, then, that the designer's first foray into bags is equally lust-worthy.
Inspired by men's briefcases, the bags come in an array of easy-carrying shapes that are feminine yet totally functional. The Rider bag, for example, is a work-perfect attaché that also happens to be equipped with adjustable straps — perfect for affixing to the front of one's bike. "It's got compartments for your iPad, your iPhone, all your credit cards," Randall explains. "We talked a little bit about the 'girl on the go' who just wants a minimal bag to carry things."
That sort of versatility and practicality has always been at the heart of Randall's line, and it doesn't hurt that the designer test-drives everything on herself. "I love the Gerta platform pump in red — it's a wow shoe that truly makes the look," she says
of her favorites for the season. "I've also been wearing the Gaia platform bootie a lot. Love that height with such a low pitch; it feels like I'm wearing flats so it's the best of both worlds."
See the entire Fall 2012 selection of shoes and bags — all available online now — here, in the slideshow.
Those stories and more in our daily news roundup.
- Louis Vuitton is distancing itself from a venture called Machine Guns Vegas, which just launched a gun grip in the fashion house's multicolored monogram canvas. "Louis Vuitton is in no way associated with this company," the brand said in a statement. "We do not manufacture gun grips and do not condone the alteration of our creations in any way." [Fashionista]
- Roberto Cavalli would like to teach you how to make a cocktail — using Roberto Cavalli-brand vodka, of course. [Purple]
- Stella McCartney — both the woman and the flagship store in London — plays a role in the most recent episode of Absolutely Fabulous, which is an homage to the 2012 London Olympics. [Fashion Etc]
- Loeffler Randall will introduce its first collection of handbags, inspired by men's briefcases, on July 26. [WhoWhatWear]
- Sales of Katie Holmes's clothing line, Holmes & Yang, have increased in the wake of her divorce from Tom Cruise. [The Cut]
Photo: A model walked in Louis Vuitton's Fall 2012 show.