3 Bag and Shoe Trends That Are Dominating This Season


In a recent interview with celebrity stylist Dani Michelle, she uttered eight words that stuck with me, “Accessories can really polish and demolish an outfit.” Her casual one-liner may seem hyperbole at first glance, but if you think about it, she’s right that accessories can carry an entire outfit. Your old classic dress can feel completely fresh paired with the right accouterments, and conversely, if your bag and shoes are lacking, it’s a missed opportunity for outfit greatness. With the holiday season in full swing and an inbox full of party invites, it’s the perfect time to up your accessories game for the weeks ahead. Accordingly, I’m laying out the top three trends that will make the biggest impact. The good news is the winter holiday trends are kind of a party in and of themselves. We’ve got quite a few show-offs: crystals, pearls, and feathers as the It embellishments of the season, as well as their more sophisticated friend, satin, if you’re a fan of more understated glamour. I’ve cherry-picked the best items for each trend in a range of price points, so scroll down to let the shoe and bag shopping begin.






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Kat Collings has over 15 years of experience in the editorial fashion space, largely in digital publishing. She currently leads the vision for editorial content at WhoWhatWear.com as the site's editor in chief, having risen through the editorial ranks after joining the company in 2012. Collings is a Digiday Future Leader Awards nominee, was named Buzzfeed's best fashion Instagram accounts of the year, and is a member of the CFDA Awards Fashion Guild. Prior to Who What Wear, Collings worked on styling projects for brands such as Vogue, Teen Vogue, Lucky, and Oliver Peoples. She graduated from UCLA with a BA in communications and calls Los Angeles home.