Are Yellow handbags still the hot trend?
For a minute there it seemed like yellow was the hot color for handbags. The yellow handbags trend might be phasing out by now or maybe it’s still in. Who knows?
I don’t have any yellow handbags in my sparse handbag collection.
I should probably be embarrassed to admit I only own 3 handbags and they are all cheap bags I bought at some point in the last decade. I’ve owned them for several years. I only use one of the bags. I don’t even know where to find one of the 3. I haven’t seen it in a while. It’s probably still packed in a box from when I moved across the country a year ago. I have two black and one brown. The brown is the one I haven’t seen in a bit. I think I might have purchased the one I use whenever I go out from Newport News before their website became defunct; and the other black one was a Christmas present from my husband. I have no idea where he bought it but I can assure you it wasn’t Saks Fifth Avenue. The missing brown handbag I might have purchased from JC Penny or Walmart. I can’t be sure which of the two stores but it would be one or the other. Then again it might have been purchased at a Ross store in Georgia or a Ross store in Florida depends on what year I bought it.
So I decided to do some virtual shopping for yellow handbags today and put together some outfit ideas with my imaginary purchases.
Bag #1 is shown above. It is from Michael Kors.
Women’s Michael Kors Large Miranda Grained Tote
With an $1,195 price tag it goes without saying that I cannot afford this bag in reality. The bag is described as “Chartreuse grained leather” with silver color hardware” double shoulder straps with square rings. It’s available via NeimanMarcus.com
The outfit that I will wear while carrying my yellow Michael Kors Large Miranda Grained Tote is comprised of a black Yves Saint Laurent mini tube dress which comes with a $1,990 price tag, a $350 necklace from Marni (lily necklace),” a pair of $95 Daniela Farah plastic earrings” a $25 black metal bracelet from Mango (wide cuff bracelet),” and a $160 pair of Flogg Rexfort II zebra print multi color wood heel sandals.
Bag #2 is from Alexander McQueen – yellow handbags
Alexander McQueen Small Heroine Satchel Bag Bright Yellow
Available via bergdorfgoodman.com the Alexander McQueen Small Heroine Satchel Bag in bright yellow comes with a $2,825.00 price tag.
Alexander McQueen dress – Jacquard full dress in sunflower from Alexander McQueen. This is a jacquard silk dress which is described as featuring “a tonal honeycomb and bee pattern”. The dress has a plunging off-the-shoulder neck adjustable shoulder straps and a full skirt. It’s a short sleeved dress with a short length hem full lining and a concealed zipper and hook-eye closure in the back.
The dress comes with a $4,640 price tag.
To offset the yellow a bit I will add a Diane Von Furstenberg black leather belt. The chosen belt comes with $260 price tag.
For shoes I will wear a pair of black Alexander McQueen Armadillo Pumps. The pumps are $795
I’ve selected a Lanvin ribbon necklace” a Marni engraved ring and a Salvatore Ferragamo leather cuff bracelet” and a set of Rachel Zoe earrings for jewelry accessories.
Bag #3 is from Chloe
Chloe Marcie Medium Leather Handbag
Available via mytheresa.com this mustard yellow Chloe Marcie Medium Leather Handbag comes with a $1,895.00 price tag.
My outfit idea for this bag comes from stylebop.com. It comprises of a Roberto Cavalli dress and a pair of Giuseppe Zanotti shoes.
Roberto Cavalli Beige/Papaya Snake and Leopard Print Dress
The dress comes with a $1″ 260 price tag. It is made of 100% Viscose and features snake print and animal print detail. It’s a form-fitting dress with a wrapped V-neckline 3/4 sleeves and a hidden side zip; described as having “a wild mix of creatures and leopard spots”
Giuseppe Zanotti Cacao Suede Sandals with Metal Strap
The Giuseppe Zanotti sandals come with a $1,695 price tag. You’ve probably seen these shoes in varying colors on a number of different celebrities. Zanotti’s metal enhanced shoes appear to be are hot right now.
Accessories for this outfit are limited to just a bracelet and a pair of sunglasses. The bracelet is from Vionnet (bracelet bangle), and the sunglasses are from Oliver Peoples (polarized mirrored sunglasses),
Bag #4 is from Italian heritage brand Valextra
Valextra B-Cube textured-leather tote
The Valextra B-Cube textured-leather tote is quite expensive at $3″ 200. It is a textured leather tote bag.
Here is the Valextra bag being carried over the shoulder by a model who is dressed in a Stella McCartney top and skirt Bottega Veneta bracelet Eddie Borgo bracelet Reed Krakoff ring and Miu Miu shoes (Image © netaporter.com),
It’s a great looking bag but I’d have to save up for about a decade before I could afford it and by then it will be long out of style; and I’d probably have to pay even more for the rare one that will the be on Ebay being sold as a vintage” if Ebay will still be around in a decade.
My outfit idea for the Valextra B-Cube textured-leather tote
Alaïa sleeveless top / Peter Pilotto skirt / Aurelie Bidermann bracelet jewelry / 14k gold earrings / Janis By Janis Savitt crystal jewellery / Linda Farrow Luxe rimmed glasses
Givenchy Black Suede Ankle Strap Sandals
Bag #5 is from Delvaux
Delvaux Brillant Mini yellow leather handbag
Available via Barney’s New York this bag costs ninety dollars more than the Valextra B-Cube textured-leather tote. The price tag for the Delvaux Brillant Mini yellow leather handbag is $3 290
Grained sellier leather flap front handbag with faux-gusseted body rolled leather top handle and distinctive “D” buckle closure. Four leatherworking nails at base for added protection. Smooth leather lined interior with slip pocket. Gold-tone hardware throughout. Includes a detachable/adjustable flat shoulder strap.
This bag is beyond cute and comes in many exquisite colors all bright and beautiful; but alas I don’t think I will be able to afford this bag in my lifetime. When all is said and done I don’t really need a $3 290 bag to be happy. I feel quite happy right this very moment and moments like this can be so rare for me. It’s wonderful to feel happy even while my life is the same today as yesterday meaning I still have nothing (materially speaking),. But I feel like I have everything I need. I’m happy without there being a reason. It won’t last but that’s the nature of life I guess. The key is to “be”. Enjoy your happy moments. Don’t worry that it won’t last. Don’t hope for it to last and despair over your fear that it won’t. It doesn’t matter. Just be in this moment and when the next moment comes be in that moment and so on. Things aren’t the point. Things are nice; but you don’t need things to get the best out of life.
My outfit idea for the Delvaux Brillant Mini yellow leather handbag
Olivia Collings 1940s 18-karat gold Bracelet bangle – This bracelet comes with a whopping $21″,780. It’s reportedly a one of a kind
Kiki Lola Diamond gold hoop earrings – These 18 carat gold and Lola diamond hoop earrings come with a $4,450 price tag
Susan Caplan Vintage necklace – Vintage 1980s Chanel Necklace with a $1,580 price tag
Saint Laurent Tribute metallic Snake-Embossed Platform Sandal. Price tag” $1095.00
Rochas Ivory Round Collar Satin Dress
The Rochas Ivory Round Collar Satin Dress is $1″ 200. It is 75% Polyester and 25% Silk.
So there you have it 5 yellow handbags with 5 different outfits.