Top 5 Bag-and-Beauty Combinations: Miss Match

Calling it old-fashioned to get matchy-matchy with your look? That’s so old-fashioned! Right now, it feels thoroughly modern to coordinate your bag to your makeup, whether it’s a swipe of shimmering eye shadow, a classic lip, or an avant-garde manicure. Your new bag has just met its match!


1. Chloé Faye Python Shoulder Bag with Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Intense Silk Eye Shadow in Gold Blitz: A bronze-hued python bag already packs a lot of heat, but you can always turn it up a little more. Cover your lids with a creamy shadow in deep, shimmering gold for ‘70s-inspired drama. Shoulder bag, on NET-A-PORTER for $3,800, and eye shadow, on Violet Grey for $34.


2. Saint Laurent Monogramme Large Shoulder Bag with Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G. Lipstick in So Marilyn: Is there a combo more timeless than a signature Saint Laurent bag (in on-trend chevron texture) and a velvety, red lip to match? I think not. Shoulder bag, at Barneys New York for $2,790, and lipstick, on NET-A-PORTER for $32.


3. Anya Hindmarch Slow Down Maxi Featherweight Ebury Tote with RGB Cosmetics Nail Polish in Monarch: This big, daily tote may say “slow down,” but the searingly bright color will put some spring in your step. Especially when it’s enhanced by a manicure in the same hot-orange shade. Tote, on for $1,353, and nail polish, on NET-A-PORTER for $18.


4. Gucci Broadway Crystal-Embellished Suede Clutch with Yves Saint Laurent Eyeliner Effect Faux Cils Bold Felt Tip Pen in Deep Green: Proving you don’t need sparkle and shimmer to deliver nighttime glamour, Gucci’s fierce teal clutch gets taken to new heights with a liquid cat eye in its very same hue. Gucci bag, on for $1,153, and eyeliner pen, on Violet Grey for $34.


5. Balenciaga Neo Classic Mini Leather Shoulder Bag with Bobbi Brown Blush in Pale Pink: Show your sweet side with a little bubblegum bag and softly-flushed cheeks to match. The effect may be subtle, but trust me: It’s all you need for a truly feminine effect. Shoulder bag, on NET-A-PORTER for $1,635, and blush, at Barneys New York for $28.

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