We occasionally wish we lived in a more genteel time¬--when gloves weren¬'t a trend and going to the grocery store required dressing¬--but most of the time modernity is fine and dandy. One aspect of current culture that we prefer over eras past is the way white accessories are regarded now. We discussed the style implications of white shoes back in spring and today it¬'s all about white handbags¬--our look of the week.
We picked a few of WhoWhatWearDaily.com¬'s go-to girls to showcase this blanc bag trend. Rachel Bilson wore a milk-colored Chanel bag with a simple blue-on-blue outfit while out and about in Los Angeles recently. Nicole Richie¬'s tote was a lovely echo of her chic black-and-white ensemble she wore for a recent lunch at Joan¬'s on Third (the alabaster Valentino Pintucked Shopper has black handles). Mary Kate Olsen all-black garb made a great backdrop for a chalk-colored Balenciaga clutch while Pixie Geldof¬'s Gucci Indy bag looks very of-the-moment in the snowy shade she selected.
If you¬'re into the fashion might of white, we¬'ve got a few bags for you. Foley + Corinna make their pebbled leather Mini City Tote in Natural White. ($400, shopbop.com) We also like the fringe accessory (it¬'s detachable) of Topshop¬'s Leather Square Base Bag. ($92, topshop.com) Last, but obviously not least, we couldn¬'t leave out the Marc by Marc Jacobs Softy Hobo in Chalk, as it is the perfect, practical size. ($331.95, zappos.com)
Photos of Pixie and Nicole, www.splashnews.com
Photo of MK, www.x17online.com