The Handbag That Will Legit Never Go Out of Style


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We fully support having fun, statement-making handbags in your collection (we're currently craving this one) but when it comes to the bag you'll reach for time and time again for years to come, you're probably going to want something a little subtler. Enter neutral-colored handbags. While this may not be a revolutionary concept, it's easy to take tan, camel, beige, and brown bags for granted. They always have been and always will be around, and most brands utilize neutral-colored materials in multiple styles. They're arguably even more versatile and seasonless than black bags and can complement even more colors.

Perhaps the best thing about neutral-colored handbags is that even if it's a more trend-forward style that you're seeking, a neutral hue ensures that your of-the-moment bag likely won't be a one-season wonder (unlike, say, a patterned or brightly colored one). So if you're in the market for a timeless new bag but have reached your black handbag quota, we've found 20 neutral options that you can't go wrong with. Shop them below.

If you're not ready to invest in a new neutral-colored handbag after this covetable selection, you must already own a slew of them.

Allyson Payer
Senior Editor

Allyson is a senior editor for Who What Wear. She joined the company in 2014 as co-founder Katherine Power's executive assistant and over the years has written hundreds of stories for Who What Wear. Prior to her career in fashion, Allyson worked in the entertainment industry at companies such as Sony Pictures Television. Allyson is now based in Raleigh, North Carolina, and is originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She holds a BFA in theater. Her path to fashion may not have been linear, but based on the number of fashion magazines she collected as a child and young adult, it was meant to be.