Recent forays to the mall have left the definite impression that yellow is the official It Color this season. Shades from pale lemon to saffron to mustard are ubiquitous as both main event and accents.
While many women balk at wearing yellow in large swaths or near the face (though it's une femme's contention that the right shade of yellow can be quite flattering and Michelle Obama recently showed us all how it's done), a pop of yellow in smaller doses can be just the thing to lighten up a late winter look and remind those of us in the Northern Hemisphere of sunnier days on the way.I've been trying to integrate more color into my wardrobe, and am finding the idea of a bright yellow bag to be a serious temptation. Some of these yellows are mellow, others are anything but.
Prada, $1695. Prada has several versions of the classic bowler out for spring. This is just gorgeous with the gold hardware.
kate spade, $325. kate brings the cute-and-practical.
Hobo International Patent Tote, $298. With a bag this bright, you want the detailing to be simple. Hobo Int'l bags often have great interior organization.
Cole Haan drawstring tote, $350. Cole Haan bags are a great value for the price. I haven't seen this one up close, but I'm betting the leather is lovely and soft.
Rebecca Minkoff MAB Mini, $550. Rebecca Minkoff's "Morning After Bag" has developed quite a cult following. This smaller version is still plenty big enough for a day bag, and with the same classic styling of the original.
Jill Stuart Monaco Tabitha Crossbody, $298. Small, but great for running a few errands.
Celine Nautil Large Satchel, $595. Turning up the Wow factor.
Treat your lighter colored leather bags with a leather protector like Apple Gardé before using to help prevent stains, scuffs and darkening. Sunny dreams!