In our minds the handbag is the essential accessory. A good handbag can tie a look together, add a pop of color, or in some cases be known as a great work of art.
We’ve spent the last few week combing through collection after collection from spring 2013 to find the best of the best for you, our faithful readers. Head over to entertainista.com as we present our top picks in the following categories satchels, totes, clutches, and crossbody from designers like DKNY, Michael Kors, Jill Milan, LuLu Guinness, alice & olivia by Stacy Bendet, JustFab.com, and more.
We all know black in the un-official official wardrobe color for all New Yorker’s so with that in mind along with the gloomy, rain filled forecast I went with all black knit and leather with touches of gold.
I love a good peplum top or dress, they are great for the fashionable plus-size gal and when I saw this leather peplum top from Asos Curve via Gwynnie Bee knew exactly how I would style it. I went with a pair of faux leather and knit leggings from DKNYC, gold and pewter bangles from Bauble Bar, and my trusty DKNY satchel.
Since it was pouring outside I found it a great time to break in my new Duro Olowu for JCP umbrella that added some nice color to my all black look. You can find more from the Duro Olowu for JCP over at JCP.com.
Since I was going to be running around the city, I went with a practical yet fashionable gray wrap dress from Kiyonna via Gwynnie Bee and knit/faux leather leggings from Torrid. The weather was pretty mild so I ditched by heavy jacket in favor of my oxblood DKNY trench for a pop of color. Accessories include bangles and necklaces from BaubleBar, tote from DKNY, sunglasses from Michael Kors, and eyeglass frames from Flutter.
A light day was just what I needed to wrap up NYFW and it was capped by a great show.
In honor of the DKNY Fall 2013 show, my look for day 4 was mostly DKNY, and as most people in the world know, I do love me some Donna Karan designs.
I also want to give a special shout-out to @StyleCoalition and @Covergirl for their fabulous #CovergirlStyle Lounge. I was able to hang-out, recharge, and even get my make-up and hair redone for my evening shows.
My look included a black & white zebra print shirt dress from DKNY’s contemporary line DKNYC (zebra print no longer available, similar style here), black leggings from Torrid, IMAN Platinum Collection Faux Fur coat (HSN.com), a black & white print DKNY handbag that I got off eBay, and pink poppy earrings from the DKNY + Bauble Bar collection (no longer available).
The DKNY Fall 2013 collection blew me away with all its retro 90’s, modern chic goodness; you can read my review here.
This little winter storm named Nemo hit NYC on day 2 of NYFW. This meant any ideas of just getting by with just layering went out the window and the full on parka’s came out to play.
It was a little too cold, windy, and did I mention cold to do a shot without my jacket but my overall look was warmth. Under the parka are black leggings from Torrid, an oxblood empire-waist tunic dress from Maitai from Gwynnie Bee, and my Rolando Santana “Berne” shrug. My outwear is a parka with faux fur lining from IMAN Platinum Collection (HSN.com), Michael Kors FNO edition sunglasses (no longer available, similar style here), and my DKNY Saffiano Leather Zip Tote.
NEMO hit but Fashion ruled as the tents at Lincoln center were the ONLY place in NYC that didnt’ shut down!
Fall 2013 New York Fashion Week kicked off with gloomy, overcast skies and a full day of shows. My look for day one was New York Black with a touch of gold.
Faux Fur Coat: IMAN Platinum Collection (HSN.com)
Top: Anna Scholz for Simply Be (Gwynnie Bee)
Leather Leggings: DKNYC (no longer available)
Sunglasses: Michael Kors FNO special edition (Similar pair available at MichaelKors.com)
Handbag: DKNY Fall 2012 (no longer available, see other DKNY bags here).