When I was asked to pick my favorite trend for 2012, I had to stop and really think about it. There were so many wonderful trends this past year, it was difficult to choose just one. Bright colors, animal prints, polka dots… I love them all. But there is one trend that stands out from the rest. I mean, really stands out. I’m talking about the Highlighter Hues trend! I originally wrote about this trend last Spring. I loved it then and I still love it now. What better way to make a statement than with a “notice me” neon color? That is why I want to officially declare Highlighter Hues as my favorite trend for 2012! So if you’re still itching to get your hands on a delightfully neon piece, check out these suggestions below!
Cambridge Satchel Company Fluoro Satchel – $155
This bag is probably my all time favorite of the Highlighter Hues trend. The structured shape, the bright neon colors, and (of course) the awesome price tag make this bag an excellent choice. I love the flap closure complete with buckles.
I don’t deny that I love classic handbags. I love the sleek lines, tailoring and the never-go-out-of-style security that when I buy a quality bag, I’m going to carry it for years. So, it was incredibly difficult to narrow down my choices for classic bags for giving. These are some of my favorites and they show that classic isn’t boring!
Gucci Diana Bag
A beautiful classic bag featuring Gucci’s timeless bamboo handles features this striking cobalt blue. I’m completely obsessed with this color and don’t think I will stop for a long time to come. Another season-less color that goes with more than you think! For the special girl who loves classic style but with a fashion forward sensibility, this is the perfect bag! $2,150 at Saks Fifth Avenue
If you’ve seen much of Ralph Lauren’s collections lately, there is a strong bohemian and western influence in much of the line. Handbags have western tooling and hardware details. And while this is called a Bohemian Bag, and you could style it that way, it see it more as a magnificently beautiful casual bag that pairs beautifully with denim, and casual dresses. My personal style would definitely NOT be called bohemian and I would absolutely carry this bag almost everyday!
Jessica Alba date night style alert! Over the weekend Jessica went out for sushi with hubby, film producer, Cash Warren. Totally casual chic for the evening out. On the feet she’s wearing Gerard Darel fold-over fur trim booties (avail at Bloomingdales. may have to call 212.705.2691), Black Orchid skinny jeans (avail at singer22), a thick knit wrap sweater top, a fabulous leopard print Tolani scarf (avail at pinkmascara) and toting along an all black version of the Ralph Lauren Ricky.
Jessica Alba was spotted shopping in Soho last Monday. The actress was wearing a really cute outfit for her little outing. I love how she paired a casual, high-waist skirt with a simple tank. She accessorized her look with a long cameo pendant and a spiked leather bracelet. But what really caught my attention was her handbag. It is so gorgeous! Despite this instant attraction, however, the handbag’s identity seemed to elude me. Who makes this bag? It turns out that it is the Ralph Lauren Collection Suede Slouchy Hobo, which is new for Fall 2010. This hobo features a wider than normal silhouette that gently slouches when worn on the shoulder. I love the unique look of the double shoulder straps with their buckle detail. I also love the concealed zipper pockets on the front. The diagonal lines they create give this bag a feeling of grace and elegance, despite its large size. Nice choice, Jessica!
Discover the Ralph Lauren Collection Suede Slouchy Hobo at RalphLauren.com!
When you finally find that bag that you truly love, that’s perfect in every way for you, you just don’t want to set it down. And that is exactly the case for Katie Holmes and her Italy calfskin Ralph Lauren purse.
Katie Holmes has been spotted on many occasions the last few weeks, sporting her effortlessly causal Ralph Lauren Collection “London Saddle Bag.”
A fabulous bag worth checking out. View the whole RL collection at ralphlauren.com
Emmy Rossum was photographed by the paparazzi yesterday, while on a shopping trip.
Her stops: Juicy Couture then finished off with Christian Dior.
For the shopping occasion Emmy was photographed wearing her amazing Ralph Lauren Crocodile Ricky Bag!!
This crazy gorgeous purse can be purchased at Ralph Lauren for $16,995.
The Ralph Lauren Ricky was inspired by a vintage Cooper saddle carrier, and is crafted from exquisite hand-selected African crocodile and finished with custom silver and rhodium plated brass hardware.
However, if you’re looking for a deal: See the Ricky’s on eBay!
Image: just jared