I love the sweet whisper of color blush pink provides. Delicate yet powerful in its way and simple yet utterly sophisticated, the palest shade of pink – or the richest shade of nude, depending how you look at it – is as feminine as a color can get (without veering into Barbie territory).
Few brands know this as well as Bottega Veneta. Tomas Maier’s latest riff on intrecciato detailing is abstract, offbeat, and verging on edgy. I especially like the fact that the perfectly imperfect stripes showcase the fine weave so subtly, this tote almost makes you do a double take. Is it Bottega or not?! Credit the hue of the leather. But remember: Nude bags can be tricky. Make sure you have this one treated before you use it, and try to keep it far away from your dark indigo denims. Bottega Veneta nappa leather bag with intrecciato detail on Luisa via Roma for $4,400.
Pair with: Never underestimate the power of the pump. Offset a blush tote with Gianvito Rossi’s sexy shake-up of black suede, tan leather, and clear PVC. On MATCHESFASHION.com for $755.