How To Wear a White (or Light) Bag This Fall and Winter

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It’s no secret that one of TME’s all-time favorite handbags is Rebecca Minkoff’s Julian Backpack. Anytime there’s a sale, we’re sure to make a big deal about it. Earlier this month, the light grey colored  ‘putty’ option was included in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale selection and we received a ton of reader questions about color.  In short, do light colored bags work beyond Spring and Summer?  (And can we make them work with our all-black winter wardrobes?)

The short answer is HECK YES! As Shana pointed out in her epic Packing List for a Year Long Road Trip post, a light, neutral-colored bag is the best option if you’re looking for a bag to get you through all four seasons.  It is far more versatile in Spring and Summer than a black bag, and with a few thoughtful tweaks, can seamlessly fit into your Fall and Winter wardrobes.

Because this is one of those buy-now situations (retailers stop stocking white bags past Labor Day), and because white bags often go on sale after Labor Day, we wanted to highlight a few ways to rock a white bag this winter.

The key?  Add in 2-3 lighter elements to keep the look cohesive.  Lighter footwear, a light-wash gray jean, a scarf, or even lighter stripes all help pull the look together….even when paired with a black puffer.


Shop Light Grey + White Bags:

Neutral-Colored Booties to Match:


Hope this helped some! Happy Final Days of Summer!! xxox,



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Meet our resident artist/fashionista, Jess. Her creative side pours into her everyday style and it's oh, so good. Not only can she dish out packing capsule wardrobes, Jess can draw the dream wardrobe to match. We love to get inspired by her artwork and we think you will, too.

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  1. Thanks Jess. I love your posts. Quick question: I remember Sometime ago that you recommended a strapless bra. Do you remember which one again??

  2. Beautiful purse and perfect size too! I recommend! I may be even buying more of them in other colors! I can fit my wallet, keys, sunglasses, iPhone, and some essentials also in this bag.

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