Here’s the thing about being a noted summer-hater: You can’t live in black dresses alone. Sure, they reflect your general grumpiness over this incessant heat and humidity. But there’s a difference between having a uniform and falling into a rut. Sandals can only do so much, and that pool of sweat on your lower back means you can’t exactly start buying and wearing fall clothes.
Which is where a good bag comes in. The joy of buying a new tote or crossbody now is you can wear it immediately, even in the crushing heat. It’s all of the freshness of fall, without the heaviness. Take these Marc Jacobs styles — the shape is one of the brand’s classics, but now it comes in calf hair and a sparkly leather. Use it to give that extra something to your black slip dress and flat sandals. And when the weather finally, blissfully cools, it’ll add texture to your fall outfits.
Marc Jacobs Snapshot Double Take camera bag, $450 and $550, Marc Jacobs