Sometimes people tell me they love Holland Cox handbags, but don’t know how to wear them. Here’s two takes on styling the zaria envelope clutch from my spring 2011 collection:
The zaria clutch is adorned with handmade flowers on the flap, so it lends itself easily to a pretty, feminine look like the one on the left, centered around a soft, flowy skirt.
The purple skirt and enameled jewelry echo the details on the clutch without being too matchy-matchy. Jeweled flats and a long, gold necklace complete this very girly look.
But zaria can just as easily work with a more aggressively trendy and sexy look, like the outfit on the right. Anyone will tell you that brightly colored pants are big for this fall, and of course I had to choose orange!
A neutral top provides a background for the more attention-grabbing parts of the outfit: bright skinny jeans, peep-toe booties, and (a perpetual favorite of mine), a nice statement necklace!
Think about clutches as more than just a nighttime accessory. There’s no law that says you can’t carry a cute little bag like this during the day! Don’t let feminine details like flowers or ruffles limit your styling options, either.
Do you have something in your closet that you can restyle in a similar way? Something that can work with both a “hard” and “soft” look?
Like all the handbags, the zaria envelope clutch is one-of-a-kind, and won’t be available forever. The new collection is out in about a month, and then she will be gone for good!