Is it us or did the dam just break on the spring social season? Compared to the slower trickle of occasions on our calendars the past few months, many of us are swimming in RSVPs now. And while you’ve likely heard the idea of dressing from the feet up, this season we’re advocating to start your event outfits with a great bag. To help prepare for plans that are probably on your spring calendar already, we asked a couple of fashion-focused staffers — and one freelancer — to come up with outfits around “it” handbags from Brahmin.
Big Night Out
Indya Brown, Fashion Partnerships Editor
Spring brings many fancy occasions and parties, so I love the idea of using a simple dress as a blank slate to go bold with accessories. For a big night out, I’d go with this glimmering white dress. The bag and sandals are such a playful shade of blue, so I wanted to highlight that with equally fun earrings that tie everything together. A beautiful signet ring adds a personal-feeling touch.
2. Engravable Round Signet Ring, $85.34 at Missoma; 3. Georgia Alice Crinkled-satin midi dress, $470 at Net-a-Porter; 4. Roxanne Assoulin Technicolor gold-tone Swarovski crystal earrings, $210 at Net-a-Porter; 5. Maribel Sandal, $522 at Maryam Nassir Zadeh
Katie O’Donnell, Branded Content Editor
Now that it’s still light out after work, I’m making an effort to hit up more career-related events, from speaker series to drinks with new connections. Since the unofficial creative-industry dress code is more about showing off your style than being buttoned-up, a patterned shirtdress and trendy-shape bag are the perfect balance between fashion-y and not-too-distracting. Sunglasses emblazoned with “CEO” on the arms send the right message, too.
2. Polka Dot Waist Tie Midi Dress, $129 at & Other Stories; 3. Brette Woven Sandal With Metal Circle Heel, $395 at Loeffler Randall; 4. CEO 01, $295 at Gentle Monster; 5. Open Curve Earring and Closed Curve Earring, $270 each at Alta Ora
Gina Marinelli, Fashion Writer and Editor
I’m heading to Charleston for an upcoming bachelorette party and want to pack outfits that are cute and put-together, but also comfortable. What’s important is having fun with my girlfriends, not fidgeting in my clothes or complaining about pinching shoes. I’m thinking of wearing a one-piece swimsuit as a bodysuit (perfect for an impromptu beach trip), this beautiful long cardigan for a dress-over-pants look, and a structured, woven bag that’s ideal for day to very, very late night.
2. Eres Bangles cutout swimsuit, $415 at Net-a-Porter; 3. Maryam Nassir Zadeh Sophie Heeled Slide, $476 at Need Supply Co.; 4. Jacquemus sheer maxi cardigan, $446 at Farfetch; 5. Xi’an Lifesaver, $150 per earring at SVNR; 6. Emmett Wide-Leg Crop Jeans, $110 at Madewell
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