The buckle: It’s one of those details that alternates between existing for purely functional reasons (read: to keep your belongings from flying out of your bag) and strictly decorative purposes (hefty hardware, anyone?). The best buckles do a bit of both: They hold it all together and they polish up and punctuate an otherwise unfinished bag. Here, my favorite buckles of the moment...
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For those looking forward to Tom Ford or Burberry’s Autumn/Winter 2016 runway shows this upcoming Fashion Month, I have some disappointing news: they won’t be taking place until September. The upside? You’ll be able to buy the pieces as soon as the models step off the catwalks! It’s crazy to think that every brand isn’t doing this yet, but I have a feeling many will soon be shifting runway and retail to coincide over the next few years.
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Like so many of my lifelong fashion dependencies, my motorcycle jacket addiction began in the ’90s. I now have more moto jackets in my closet than I can count. From classic leather to unexpected tweed to more relaxed denim, in each and every color imaginable, I have one for every occasion. But there’s always room for one, or three, more. Guaranteed to complete your outfit, it’s the easiest thing to pull on without any thought.
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While we love bags of all shapes, sizes, and styles, there are many that call for specific, often elegant occasions. And I don’t know about you, but I don’t spend most days in a ball gown (I do spend most of my dreams in one, though!). What we shop for more than anything else is the bag we can wear with our everyday uniform: jeans. That isn’t to say that an accessory fit for this kind of outfit must be boring or basic.
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