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Summer 2021 handbag capsule wardrobe

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Summer 2021 handbag capsule wardrobe from top left: basket bag / black Prada hobo / large black pouch / mini yellow pouch with cross body strap / brown pouch with chunky chain /

I am lightening up for the summer 2021 season! For my summer 2021 handbag capsule wardrobe, I am using my basket bag as my carry-all for days when I need to carry a lot of things, as well as for beach days, or when I wear espadrilles. It looks fabulous with espadrilles.

In addition to my beloved basket bag, I am deep into the pouch trend this summer! I started last year with my large black pouch, then I picked up this cute little yellow pouch with a cross body strap for some variety. Then, I broke down and splurged on this dark brown pouch with a chunky chain. All three pouches work with different outfits and serve different style purposes, yet they are all functional and fun to wear. I love a soft pouch!

Of course, no summer 2021 handbag capsule wardrobe would be complete without the 2021 IT bag! My beloved Prada Cleo is a fabulous everyday hobo bag which is just large enough to fit my wallet, phone, keys, mask, hand sanitizer, and keys. It’s also lightweight and easy to wear over my shoulder. Love! You will see me in this bag a lot over the summer season!

As always, my handbag capsule wardrobe contains classic bags which can be worn throughout the year, regardless of seasons; with the exception of the basket bag which is a spring/summer bag. My basket bag is classic, thankfully, so it will be easy to pull out next spring and summer; and for many spring/summer seasons thereafter! Love investment bags!

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There you have it! My summer 2021 handbag capsule wardrobe is fairly simple this year. Which bags are you rocking this summer season?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy

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wearing: white drop earrings / sunglasses / spring lipstick / black dress (under $100) / gemstone bead bracelets ($25 each) / gold chain bracelet / spring nail polish / black shoulder bag / sculpted heel mules /

Can you believe I had the opportunity to dress up and actually go somewhere?! What???? Yes! After twelve months of everything being shut down, my daughter earned an award and there was an actual ceremony, in-person!! I had to pinch myself to ensure this was real!

The ceremony was held in downtown San Jose and capacity was limited inside the venue. We all wore masks, and doors were open to allow airflow from outside. It was a really safe environment, and we were thrilled to be able to watch her get honored in person.

Now that vaccines are underway, we are starting to move towards more normalcy here in the San Francisco Bay Area. I know we are a little behind the rest of the country, but we are getting there! I am looking forward to more things going back to normal, and to be able to enjoy summer with family and friends once again.

It felt amazing to wear this comfortable black dress. This dress is soft and versatile; perfect to wear to an afternoon awards event! I paired the dress with my new sculpted heel slides for spring, which turned out to be comfortable and easy to walk in from the parking lot to the venue two blocks away.

I loved having the chance to rock my new Cleo bag and stack these beautiful gemstone bracelets made by a local San Jose designer. If you haven’t snapped up a few already, be sure to do so! Bracelet stacks are a huge trend right now and these are not only beautiful, they are affordable. Love that!

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Are things opening up where you live? Are you able to go back to some normal activities?

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XOXO

Cathy

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Spring 2021 handbag capsule wardrobe

spring 2021 handbag capsule wardrobe

spring handbag capsule wardrobe

Spring 2021 handbag capsule wardrobe from top left: black puffy clutch / small baguette (under $300) / yellow mini pouch with strap / black shoulder bag / straw tote (under $500) / classic IT bag /

My spring 2021 handbag capsule wardrobe is a mix of fun and practical. This spring season, I really want to add some cheery style to my everyday looks. This cute little yellow pouch fits into the pouch clutch trend, and adds a fun pop of color to a casual outfit. Love that!

Natural fibers and texture are also huge this spring season. This small straw tote bag is perfect to fit into that trend and provide a roomy handbag solution for day-to-day activities. I love this little tote!

Classic IT bags, and IT bags from the 1990s are also a huge trend this year. Reach into the back of your closet and pull out your IT bags from ten to twenty-five years ago! They are relevant! My favorite is my Chloe Marcie which is soft, slouchy, and great for daily use. It is hard to photograph with a group, which is why you don’t see it in my group photos.

Since I am still working from home, I don’t really need a tote or large work bag right now. I have stored my totes which will come in handy later this year to use as beach bags, and hopefully travel bags after we all get our vaccines! So for now, I am wearing smaller bags which are great for running errands and daily activities.

Which types of bags are you rocking this spring?

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Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy

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