Now that October is fast approaching, I am feeling slightly plaid-crazy. And by slightly, I mean all about it. Nothing looks more like the picture of fall to me than some crisp tartan freshness. But why stop at pleated skirts and cozy coats? A beautifully printed plaid leather shoulder bag is just what the school nurse ordered.
Since Luella Bartley and Katie Hillier took the helm at Marc by Marc Jacobs, their bags (and ready-to-wear) are better than they have been in a long time. Their Top Schooly bag will put you at the head of the class. Plaid printed on leather makes for a cool yet smooth texture, and the structured shape is the perfect complement to a semi-prim tartan motif, as is a burgundy canvas lining. You can detach the straps to carry it as a clutch, but there’s something about a shoulder-strap style that feels so particularly fitting when you’re going for schoolgirl chic. Marc by Marc Jacobs bag on NET-A-PORTER for $400.
Pair with: Some neutral suede booties with some deeply architectural angles will amp up the edge factor. Count on Acne Studios to deliver directional yet wearable everyday ankle boots. On My Theresa for $635.