While leather works year-round, suede and anything fuzzy or furry should be tucked away. Two trends right now are a continuation on the hobo theme, you can still opt for slouchy or structured. If you like the unformed hobo style, you might like a slouchy canvas tote like the one pictured here from La Redoute. The take-it-to-the-Cape structured rattan of this satchel from eBags.comcomes in four spring-ready colors.
Because those California nights are cool and the chill off the Atlantic can give you goosebumps this time of year, you need a reliable wrap. Look for an all-in-one sweater wrap (tie in front, back or wear over the shoulder) like this one from Spiegel.com.