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Spring 2020 handbag capsule wardrobe

spring 2020 handbags

Spring 2020 handbag capsule wardrobe from left: multi-color metallic Chloe bag (read review here) / small yellow tote (under $200) / black satchel (read review here) / small red baguette (under $250) / large and soft clutch (under $1000, hot IT bag) / Gucci phone case (read review here) / small black bag (read review here) /

OK, my spring 2020 handbag capsule wardrobe might be a little bit larger than what you would expect. That is because, as you know, I am a huge handbag fan!

For the spring 2020 season, I tried to touch on all the handbag trends I love. Metallic bags are huge this season, as well as brightly colored handbags.

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Small is in. Totes, satchels, shoulder bags, and more are all shrinking for spring. Be on the lookout for small bags which still fit your wallet, keys, and phone. This cute little yellow tote hits two of spring 2020’s trend buttons; it’s bright yellow, and it’s small. Love that!

This little yellow tote bag also has a zipper closure, and a shoulder strap. Versatility is always a must!

baguette trend spring 2020

The baguette is back, and you don’t have to buy the Fendi to rock this trend. This fun little red bag also comes in other colors. It’s affordable, and has two removable straps. It can be worn as a clutch, a retro style baguette, or a regular shoulder bag. Pick a strap to suit the style which matches your outfit the best! Or the mood you’re in, both work. 😉

Phone cases which are actually handbags are also a hot trend, as well as soft clutches. Remember the Bottega Veneta clutch which was spotted all over the streets of New York during fashion week in September 2019, and again in February 2020? Well, you don’t have to spend over a $1000 to rock this trend. The clutch pictured above is well under $1000 and it’s a hot IT item which stores are having trouble keeping in stock. Snag one while you still can! If not, get yourself on the wait list. It’s hotter than hot!

As far as the spring handbag capsule wardrobe is concerned, there is a bag for every occasion in this capsule. The metallic bag is perfect for evenings, but can be worn during the day too. Same with the small black bag. it’s great for daytime or evenings. The other bags are casual, and work well for different events, occasions, and daily routines. I am currently reaching for my black satchel, this little yellow tote, and my small black bag the most. Which bag would you reach for the most often?

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When shopping for your spring 2020 handbags, look for metallics, bright hues, smaller silhouettes, and ’90’s inspiration. Which trend is your favorite?

Stay tuned for my spring 2020 shoe capsule coming up next week!

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy

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Chloe Aby Lock handbag review

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Pictured: Chloe Aby Lock handbag in lizard-embossed, multi-metallic leather / crystal pie dish /

How fabulous is the new Chloe Aby Lock handbag! As you know, I am a huge Chloe handbag fan. I love 95% of the bags that Chloe sends down the runway. When I spotted the Chloe Aby Lock, I knew I needed one in my life.

The Chloe Aby Lock handbag is a little bit different from other bags Chloe is showing right now. Instead of classic and neutral hues mixed in with seasonal colors, the Chloe Aby Lock is being shown in splashy fabrications, seasonal designs, and downright fun colors. Since metallics are huge for spring 2020, and 2020 in general, I decided to purchase the lizard-embossed, multi-metallic leather option. I am so glad I did, it’s beautiful in person!

Small bags are huge for 2020; so a small, metallic bag hits two of the spring 2020 handbag trends this year. You know I love to double-dip 😉 While this may look like an evening bag, and it does make a fabulous evening bag, it is on-trend enough where it can be paired with casual looks during the day. I look forward to pairing it with printed pants, jeans, and shorts as the weather warms up.

Convertible bags are a great investment. The Chloe Aby Lock can be worn as a shoulder bag with the golden chain out, or it can be worn as a small satchel with the chain tucked in. The chain is thin enough where it doesn’t take up much space when tucked in. As you can see below, my iPhone, wallet, lipstick, and keys can fit inside the bag with some room on top in case I tuck the chain. Of course, the chain would be tucked underneath my purse essentials, not on top, but you get the picture.

Inside the Chloe Aby Lock

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Pictured: Chloe Aby Lock / Wallet (sold out, this one works) / iPhone (case found here) / Chanel spring lipstick /

This bag is on the smaller side, so instead of my larger, daily wallet, I switch to my small wallet which I like to use for small bags and travel. My glasses do not fit inside the bag, so I have to plan ahead if I need my sunglasses. Otherwise, it is quite roomy for a small bag. Many of the bags designers are showing for spring 2020 are really small. The Chloe Aby Lock is small, yet big enough to fit basics such as a small wallet, keys, lipstick, and phone. If anything, it will make you pair things down!

The interior has one slim pocket which is a good size for a few credit cards, and a drivers license. You can also place folded bills inside. This may help if you want to free up space by not carrying a wallet. It also has sturdy fabric lining, which is great for protecting the leather.

Outside the bag, there is a strong and slim chain. The chain is ideal for wearing the Chloe Aby Lock as a shoulder bag. It doesn’t slide off; which is always nice since some chains tend to slide off the shoulder. It is not long enough to wear cross body. If you are looking for a cross body bag, this isn’t it.

You can also wear the chain tucked in. Worn as a small satchel, the Chloe Aby Lock takes on a dressier vibe. This is how I wear it for more formal occasions. I like the shoulder chain strap for daytime looks. Of course, when you’re out and want to free up your hands, the shoulder strap comes in handy.

Hidden exterior mirror underneath the Chloe Aby Lock handbag

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OK, check this out! There is a mirror, with an indented lock design, underneath the bag! It’s such a nice and discrete way to have a mirror for checking your teeth at dinner! haha The edges of the bag are roughly 1/4 of an inch from the mirror. This allows the body of the bag to protect the mirror, as well as act like feet for the bag. Fun right?

There is also a lock hanging on a small chain on the side of the bag. This lock is for decoration only, it has no use. It’s cute and fun nonetheless.

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What do you think of the Chloe Aby Lock handbag? I am in love with this bag, and feel like it’s a great investment. After the small bag trend is over, this handbag can still be worn as a dressy bag. It has a classic vibe to it. Love that!

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy

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Comfortable evening jumpsuit for winter

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wearing: sparkling statement earrings / Bobbi Brown “Lilac” / faux fur coat (last seen here) (true to size) / sparkling black jumpsuit (also avl in plus sizes) (under $90) (runs big-order one size down) / celestial evening bag (under $50) / Chanel spring nail polish / black and gold evening pumps (sold out, also love SAVE or SPLURGE)

January is one of my favorite months of the year! There are so many personal holidays for my husband and I in the month of January. This month we celebrate our fifteenth wedding anniversary, both of our birthdays; and it is also Bay Area Fashionista’s eight year blogiversary! Wooo-hoo!

These events always prompt my husband and I to go out on the town during the month of January. Since it is cold, I like to wear something which is both festive, and covers me up a bit. Wearing a little black dress in the middle of January is not my jam. I love a good pantsuit or jumpsuit when the weather drops below sixty degrees.

In addition to having a fabulous little black dress in my closet, I also think owning a chic black jumpsuit is a must-have for impromptu evenings out; and when you just don’t have time to prepare an outfit for a special occasion!

This sparkling evening jumpsuit is both comfortable, and affordable. Love that! Can you believe it is priced under $90! That is such a great price! It has silver sparkles all over the fabric; I wish I had worn this on a sunny day in order to pick up the sparkles. When we went out, it was foggy and grey. Ugh! You will just have to take my word for it; it sparkles!!!

How is January for you? Are you still settling down after the holidays? Or, do you have parties and events planned?

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Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy

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