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Holidays 2020 handbag capsule wardrobe

holidays 2020 handbag capsule wardrobe

Holidays 2020 handbag capsule wardrobe from left: Casual, everyday black satchel / large soft clutch for casual looks / gold and black dressy clutch made with cork and detachable chain strap c/o Jord /

My holidays 2020 handbag capsule wardrobe is here! This holiday 2020 season, I am paring down my bag rotation since parties have been cancelled, and we will be home much more than in past holiday seasons.

For the holiday season, I need a workhorse, everyday bag. That bag is my Givenchy Antigona. It is a bag I have had in my wardrobe for years, and it’s strong construction, coupled with ideal interior capacity, makes it the perfect everyday bag of the season. If you are looking for an investment bag to enjoy for years, this is it!

Of course, it is always fun to mix things up! For casual occasions, when I don’t need a workhorse bag, this soft clutch is perfect. It holds coveted IT bag status, and it’s roomy enough to fit my sunglasses case, hand sanitizer, and few extra masks in addition to my wallet and phone. I also love that it’s red (flamma) inside! So fun!

Lastly, outdoor dining is beautiful during the holiday season as the streets are lined with lit up trees and seasonal decor. I am looking forward to wearing this sustainable and vegan, cork handbag on dressier occasions. It has golden flecks, and a detachable gold chain strap. It also happens to be red inside, love that! I also love the versatility of the detachable straps, it’s nice to have a bag which can be worn as a shoulder bag or clutch. Stay tuned for my upcoming review next week!

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Which bags are you wearing on repeat this holiday season?

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Fall 2020 IT bags under $1000

fall 2020 it bags under $1000

Fall 2020 IT bags under $1000 from top left: black baguette / pastel blue camera bag / pouch clutch / two tone tote  / classic bucket bag / BAO tote bag / round shoulder bag /

The fall season is here, and there are so many IT bags to covet this season! Thankfully, you don’t have to break the bank to snag a fabulous bag for the cool weather season. There are plenty of hotter than hot handbags for fall priced well under $1000. Love that!

The baguette is still a hot, emerging handbag silhouette; and no bag under $1000 is better than the Coach baguette. My favorite style is this beautiful black version; oh, and this one is actually under $500. Love that even more!

Camera bags, and anything Gucci, have an IT factor to them; so it comes as no surprise this camera bag by Gucci is a hot IT bag. Love that it is priced under $1000! Plus, pastels are an emerging color trend from Milan, so this bag is ahead of the fashion curve. The only problem it, which color to choose?

Mansur Gavriel can do no wrong. Pretty much all of their bags are IT bags. This pouch clutch is so hot right now, it might burn you if you touch it! Ha! Of course, their classic bucket bag is a must-have. This two-tone tote bag is the newest bag from Mansus Gavriel’s line-up, and it’s going to be a hit. You might want to grab yours before the wait-list begins.

Here in Silicon Valley, Issey Miyake is a cult favorite. The BAO collection is on the arm of every fashionable women coming out of a home priced well over $5 mil. You can spot them also on the arms of ladies emerging from their Tesla’s. This is the current IT bag in the San Francisco Bay Area right now! This fall blue is my favorite hue. Which color do you choose?

Lastly, geometric bags are hot for fall, and this bag by Staud is the best way to rock the trend this fall season. Love that it’s priced well under $500! I can’t decide which color I like best. Which one do you prefer?

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Which fall IT bag under $1000 do you like best? I can’t wait to get my hands on the new tote by Mansur Gavriel!

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Fall 2020 handbag capsule wardrobe

fall handbag capsule autumn 2020

Fall 2020 capsule wardrobe from top left: Mansur Gavriel bucket bag black/flamma / Givenchy Antigona small / Mansur Gavriel Cloud Clutch black/flamma / Chloe Marcie small black / Chanel Boy Bag (similar under $200) /

This fall, I decided to pull bags I already own, which fit into the current fall handbag trends, and put together a capsule wardrobe; instead of buying a new bag to add to my collection. While there are bags I would like to purchase, I am undecided on which one to actually buy; so I am going to wait until next season to decide. I am eyeing the Bottega Veneta Cassette Bag in black, the Givenchy Antigona Soft in grey, a few bags from Staud, and a few bags on Miirta. It’s hard to pick just one!

The fall handbag trends for 2020 include heavy chain straps, bucket bags, pouch clutches, hard clutches (due to shelter-in-place, I don’t have a place to wear this trend), geometric shape bags, and top handle satchels or totes.

The Givenchy Antigona is celebrating ten years, so it’s a fun bag to wear this year. My Chanel Boy bag takes care of the heavy chain trend, and of course Mansur Gavriel’s bags are always on pointe. I am wearing my Chloe Marcie because it fits the satchel trend, and it is also a fabulous casual bag for everyday use. Sometimes practical can be fabulous too 😉

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If you are looking for classic bags with longevity, all of these bags have it! I have owned these bags for several years, and one bag, over a decade! The only new-ish bag is my Mansur Gavriel Cloud Clutch which I have had since late winter. Handbags rarely wear out, so it is always a good idea to invest in a handbag with a timeless vibe; that way you can pull it in and out of your closet. Investment dressing is always the way to go!

Which handbags do you plan to carry this season?

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