My new perfect bag: done and done, with no hesitation required. When Marni nails it, you can bet I jump all over it. And this fierce yet neutral tote has everything I’m looking for this fall. It combines all the contrasting elements that make a practical bag desirable, sans compromise. With a flash of gold metal posing as frame-top closure, it’s got the ladylike feel of a treasure yet enough spunk for a sense of youthful living. Want the beauty of a nude shoulder bag, but can’t deal with watching it get dirty? A black lambskin body juxtaposed against creamy beige gussets, folded naturally and effortlessly, solves that problem. And finally, single slim strap, free of hefty hardware, ensures this will be lightweight as you carry it around all day (I know I can’t wait to). Cosmopolitan snobs, take note: this is a quintessential city girl’s bag, confident and in charge. Be ready to be the same. On Farfetch for $1,038.60.
Pair with: Coming it at just over three inches, Saint Laurent’s latest heel is on trend and on target. Topped with a gold metal-trimmed cap-toe, this pump mimics the hardware on your bag without overtly matching. At Barneys New York for $745.