It’s obvious that the bigger the bag, the more likely it is to fill it with things you don’t necessarily need, thus making it difficult to stay organized. However, this year’s fashion trends are all about clean-cut, clear lines. Fashion bloggers such as Charlotte Groeneveld of The Fashion Guitar, Vanessa Hong of The Haute Pursuit, and Julie Sarinana of Sincerely Jules are creating global envy with their cool, minimalistic ambiances. In turn, Los Angeles’ ectu leather bag collection oozes the calm, cool, and collected essence of these fashion bloggers and sets the tone for 2016. Their bags have a classic, structured, and simple design, yet their simplicity doesn’t compromise their style by any means—and this year, that’s just what we need.
Just about two years old, ectu has created a solid name for itself in the fashion world with its “core principal of style: understated, tailored, and cool,” as referred to by its website. The brand takes pride in incorporating functionality with luxury and creating modernized pieces while allowing women to embrace a style that’s all their own. These USA-crafted bags are available online at www.ectula.com and retail between $315-$875. To get you started, we think the bags featured here are a must in every girl’s closet.
The Perfect Clutch
Today’s world forces us to be in constant contact and motion, and so organization is especially key when traveling and going about your typical work week. A clear space is a clear mind, so only carry whatever you consider to be your can’t-live-without items, like your cell phone, wallet, car keys, and Holy Grail items (mine: Smith’s Minted Rose Lip Balm), in something like the Croc Embossed Clutch. It retails for $350 and is the perfect transition from day to night and always guarantees that you leave in style.
The Minimal Cross Body
You want a purse that’s going to carry all the essentials without it becoming a bottomless pit for everything that encompasses the inside of your house. You also want something with a little more structure, a little more ease. That shouldn’t be too much to ask, right? This stylish and timeless bag, the Mini Palermo Cross Body retailing for $550, will be an investment piece you’ll turn to and love for years to come. It’s nice to feel like you can have a bag that’s suitable for your current situation and be able to withstand that uncertainty of the future—something you can grow with. Now, if that’s not love…
The Loyal Weekender
Everybody needs a good weekend bag because we’ve all had those sporadic days that turn into nights of unexpected scenarios and sometimes shenanigans, and what makes it worse is when you’re not prepared for it. If you’re in for a long weekend, you won’t need to spend a lot of time worrying about what will hold everything; all you need is the Hudson Weekender bag, retailing for $850. You’ll find that your concerns will only consist of limiting what you need to bring.
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