Pastel purses & how to rock them

If the bold, bright and neon colored accessories (that seem to be everywhere lately) completely scare you, then perhaps a pastel handbag would be perfect … it’ll let you experiment with color without feeling like you’re wearing something that’s screaming, “look at me!” while you walk down the street.

Here are some pastel handbags that would be perfect for this spring and summer …

(Design by NYC Recessionista; images courtesy of retailers as follows)

1. this cut-out satchel from Kohl’s
2. this Cambridge Satchel Co. bag from Asos
3. this two-tone tote from Forever 21
4. this cross-body bag from DSW
5. this two-tone satchel from Nordstrom
6. this cross-body bag from DSW
7. this satchel from Modcloth
8. this fold-over purse from J. Crew Factory
9. this double-zip satchel from DSW
10. this cross-body bag from Asos
11. this shoulder bag from Nordstrom
12. this embossed cross-body bag from Nordstrom
13. this bucket bag from Modcloth
14. this metal-trimmed cross-body bag from Forever 21
15. this top handle cross-body bag from DSW

There is a science, though, to picking out a good pastel purse if you’re going to give this trend a try. You will want to just make sure that:
1) it doesn’t look too childish;
2) it still has a sophisticated structure to it; and 
3) it’s made of luxe (or luxe looking) fabrics and has luxe details. 
And, if you’re wondering what to pair it with — just make sure that the rest of your outfit isn’t all pastel, and you’ll be fine. Remember that your standard neutrals — black, navy, tan, etc. — go really nicely with pastels, in the same way they go really nicely with neons and brights.
Keep those things in mind and you’ll be rocking the trend in no time!