OutFit: Fall bags
If you are feeling blue about the end of summer, a little handbag shopping is sure to lift your spirits.
New shapes and colors abound, so here are the highlights.
The three most prominent handbag shapes for this fall are the classic tote, the mini satchel and the messenger bag.
The classic tote is the most versatile and looks appropriate for work and weekends.
The trendiest bag is the mini satchel. Although small in size, it’s big on style.
The messenger bag has taken many forms this season. From small and structured to roomy book bags, the cross-body messenger bag is comfortable and convenient for almost everyone.
Bold color combinations continue, so look for rich jewel tones such as deep violet, jade green and saffron yellow to brighten all bags.
Transitions aren’t always easy, but a new handbag can change your outlook.
Ivy Parnasius owns Pollux Clothing Co. stores in Grand Junction, 321 Main St., and in Montrose, 433 Main St. Call her at 242-8050 (252-1770 in Montrose) or go to http://www.polluxshop.com.