Bag It

If you’re on the hunt for the perfect bag or shoes, you’ll have a lot to choose from this season.

The simplest of silhouettes are upgraded to sensational heights with textured clutches this year. Functionality is also taking center stage with sophisticated backpacks and sleek duffle bags seen as practical bag of choice for women on the go.

When shopping for shoes, keep in mind that coordinating your footwear with your purse makes for a seamless look, but don’t be afraid of contrasting colors.

Upgrade Your Taupe With Snakeskin

Above: Burgundy DRESS ($78) and tan JACKET ($280) both by BB Dakota, both available at Island Passage; taupe Sloan HEELS ($51.36) and snakeskin CLUTCH ($51.36), both available at Soul Shoetique


  Anchor a Pattern Mix With A Pop of Color

’90s Vinci Cheetah BLAZER ($26) and striped PANTS ($75), both available at The Wonder Shop; gold EARRINGS ($18) and blue Caroline Hill PURSE ($64), both available at Lula Balou; gold tassel NECKLACE ($48), available at Island Passage










  Get Away for the Weekend in Style

BRACELETS ($18-$24), available at Lula Balou; Calypso HEELS ($58), available at Soul Shoetique; black WEEKEND BAG by Brahmin ($425), available at Belk







To view more of stylist Jessica De Vault's work, visit

PHOTOGRAPHER: Janet Adamson, JA Images

MODEL: Diamond Mott, TMW Modeling, Productions and Talent

HAIR: Kate Bailey

MAKEUP: Danielle Forte

STYLIST ASSISTANTS: Caitlyn Campagna and A’ngelia Fonville

LOCATION: The Murchison Building, 201 North Front Street