Fall Notes, part 1

I think posting about trends is tricky.  I'm more about "trend right" so to speak.  Finding your "trend" with what is going on in fashion at any given moment - THAT idea I can get behind.  If you know me or follow me at all you know I love handbags.  One of the trends I'm seeing and loving for Fall is the smaller handbag or  the mini handbag.  In runway fashion from the latest magazines and internet articles I've seen references to beautiful designer versions that will never be part of my wardrobe.  I wanted to share with you just a few favs I have found browsing and also a couple from my handbag collection that I will be wearing this fall.  I believe we each should interpret the trends to best fit our own style and that's what I will be doing with the mini bags.  Take a look.

If you follow me on Instagram you know that I reorganized my handbags a couple of weeks ago.  I re-discovered some of my favorites for Fall and some were minis. 

Vintage Coach yourclosetyourstyle.com

Vintage Coach

I purchased this lovely at one of my favorite consignment stores in Grand Rapids.  This bag has, and will, stand the test of time and fashion. 

What I love:  the hardware, the strap, and the rich brown color.  Rich browns are also on trend for Fall so there you go!

Coach purple suede mini yourclosetyourstyle.com

Coach Purple Suede Mini

My husband bought this for me for my birthday some time ago.  As is usually the case with Coach handbags, this beauty continues to be perfect regardless the year.  

What I love:  the color, the suede, the hardware, the leather trim.  Everything really!

Franco Sarto mini yourclosetyourstyle.com

Franco Sarto mini

I purchased this bag so many years ago I don't even remember.  The shape of this bag is probably closest to the high-end designer bag I'm seeing in all the "trend photos".  However, obviously, the similarities end there.  This is a great basic black bag.

What I love:  the shape, the color, the leather, the understated detail.  This bag would be great worn casual or more dressy due to it's simplicity.  You could easily dress this up with a beautiful silk scarf tied around the strap.  

I think a handbag really completes the outfit, regardless of the season.  Whether you have 2 handbags or 20, the bag is still important.  If you don't have a mini and have a budget, now is a great time to purchase one.  As you can see by the examples I've shown currently available (there are soooo many more) the price range varies drastically so there is sure to be one in your range.  As you do you - own your style - don't forget the handbag!