As we make our way into fall, we leave the flowy silhouettes of summer behind and embrace structure. We are starting to see this manifest itself in clothes and handbags alike. Their structure, however, is not synonymous with  somber. The fall bags we’ve found have a sense of playfulness mixed with relentless refinement. But with great bags come a great responsibility—to invest in a pair of fabulous gloves! The glove is a demure yet assertive way to infuse unexpected panache into your cold-weather wardrobe. Not to worry: We’ve done the pairings for you.




Give the Green Light: This Nancy Gonzalez Small Crocodile Tube Tote has the opulence you can break out in daylight. For those who want to steer clear of the in-your-face trends, a ladylike top-handle bag is an instant classic. A true, rich, gem-tone green makes for an unpredictable choice, but one that is much appreciated in the fall as the leaves start to turn from verdant to brown.

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Portolano Elbow-Length Suede Gloves . . . . . . alexander wang   The Comeback Kid: A style no longer relegated to pre-adolescents, the backpack has made a slow but steady comeback. Though failing to achieve ‘it’ status in the past, the backpack attracted a wealth of new consumers once designers began to introduce the style in more luxurious materials. This Alexander Wang Prisma Skeletal Backpack is not only practical, but is both a stylish complement to casual wardrobe options and a fabulous juxtaposition to a well-cut suit.
. Pair with:    Burberry Jenny Wool Check Gloves . . . . . . . . michael-by-michael-kors-black-nylon-backpack-product-1-9542018-538048879_large_flex . Frugal Fashion Find: Michael by Michael Kors Nylon Backpack . Pair with: . Sermoneta Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . JASON WU . . Clutch Is the New Black: Sometimes, the bag justifies the night. This fall, forget the LBD and embrace the LEB—the Little Evening Bag. The basic tenet for an evening bag is that it compliments, rather than competes, with, your nighttime ensemble. Enter: the clutch. The beauty of this Jason Wu Box Clutch is its ability to be a work of art on its own, or a divine sartorial sidekick.
Pair with:  Lanvin Lambskin Opera-Length. These elbow-reaching leather gloves definitely have Holly Golightly swooning. . . . . . . gold clutchFrugal Find: . Badgley Mischka Clutch – Jenn Baroque Beaded Minaudière  . Pair with: . Saks Opera Leather Gloves  . . . .. . . . . .

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