Some things are just made for each, and fall and tan leather are two of them. Although you can certainly wear tan leather accessories year-round, the fall is when the earth tone just feels best. So now is a better time than ever to assess your handbag situation and make a good back to school investment that will start you off right (okay, we know we’re not really headed back to school, but it’s a good excuse to shop).
This roomy, buttery Gap Leather Tassel Tote ($98) is one of those bags that only gets better (and more perfectly worn-in) with time. With a long double handle and easy to access side compartments, this is the ultimate commuting tote.
This Marc by Marc Jacobs Totally Turnlock Magazine Clutch ($348) can be worn alone or used inside a larger bag to organize your life, ie. no more digging for keys. It also has a detachable shoulder strap, so you can stash your tote, whip this baby out and wear it out to dinner or anywhere else a lady with a smashing leather bag might go.
If a hobo is more your style, you will love the Hype Zula Lambskin Leather Hobo ($196, down from $295). Its slouchy shape and glam gold chains make it such a good choice for weekends brunches and play.
If you’re all set on leather bags, but don’t want to spend a fortune on a big bag, treat yourself to a token like J. Crew’s Studded Leather Pouch ($68). For a fraction of the price of a shoulder bag, this wristlet can be worn for a everything from a coffee run to a big night out.
And if you’re not in the market for a leather-size investment right now but you still want to cash in on the look, the Heather Cognac Crossbody Bag ($29.50) from Delia’s is a great, inexpensive find.