Any fashion-forward woman can attest that accessories count just as much as pairing up a top and a bottom. The right handbag can take your look from nice to "I need to have that in my life" status instantly.
Handbag designers are introducing bold colored bags with nice clean shapes this season. This can be seen in bags like the Patent Leather Shoulder Bag in orange by Marni, and Michael Kors' Small Pink Jet Set Travel Tote.
We also see trends of taking basic bags and transforming them with beautiful shades of spring. The freesia rose-colored Gucci Soho Boston Bag is a winner with it's classic shape. Proenza Schouler brings out a peachy shade beautifully on the Small Tote in the saddle color choice.
Some of our favorites are even bringing textures like straw and patent into play. A sure favorite to dress up or dress down is the straw-finished Madras Tote in nude brought to us by Prada. Fendi brings us the Striped Tote in ecru, which boldly breathes the canvas bag to life.
Don't be afraid of color this spring. Put the basic bags of black and brown away for another time and open up the rainbow of handbags, totes and clutches available at a retailer near you.