Matching Your Shoes and Handbag Is So Old School—Do This Instead

The notion of matching your handbag to your shoes is not a bad idea, per se, but it’s far from a hard-and-fast rule. And to be frank, we’ve seen it done over and over. But while out in Paris, Jourdan Dunn gave us another idea for how to color coordinate (if that’s your thing), and it’s officially the next styling trick we're trying.

Dressed in a simple black button-down shirt and pointed pumps, Dunn wore skinny leather trousers in the It statement color for fall: red. To amplify the shade’s can’t-be-missed effect, the model coordinated her The Kooples handbag in the same hue. Like the old-school shoe-matching approach, this one ensures that your handbag feels cohesive with your complete ensemble. And in this case, it also makes a powerful statement—the accent of red sunnies doesn't hurt either.

Scroll down to see how Jourdan Dunn matched her handbag nearly perfectly to her outfit for a standout statement look.




On Jourdan Dunn: Altuzarra pants and The Kooples Iconic Emily Bag ($445)