Brown is making a comeback. We love the rich, versatile shade of saddle when it comes to accessorizing this summer. It adds an instant dose of sophistication and elegance to any outfit, especially when it’s paired with summer-y fabrics and textures like cane or wicker. Whether you’re slipping into a chic new pair of slides or rocking a new bamboo-handle bag for date night, these saddle accessories will keep your style going all summer long.
How long has it been since you bought yourself a new purse? Not a fanny pack, not a backpack, but a proper purse. I love the clean, curved shape of this APC crossbody. Chloe’s horseshoe-esque Marcie crossbody is a perfect everyday bag. To upgrade your carry-on, this Madewell tote, this Jenni Kayne bucket bag, or this leather laptop bag set will carry all of your essentials in style.
With summer coming up, maybe you’re looking for something a little more seasonal. Saddle looks just as good paired with wicker or rattan, like this Rag & Bone City tote to haul your favorite beach reads around. Demellier’s Santorini basket bag is a seriously sophisticated purse to give you a ladylike edge.
A saddle sandal is an absolutely classic look, with either white jeans, chinos, or your go-to sundress. Ballet flats are making a comeback, and Margaux’s Ballet Mule flat is the perfect transitional shoe, or go full ballerina in these pointed toe Frame flats. The rich saddle color make it the shoe look expensive, like a certain heritage brand’s favorite shade.
Get the heritage look for less with these French Sole Alibi sandals or the Sam Edelman Cutout Slides, which are a personal favorite. Speaking of classics, Tory Burch’s logo slides in a patent leather cognac work on the beach or at the country club. For a more contemporary look, TB has a new tassel slide with pretty pops of color. Ready to get back into your heels? I love the braided, trendy look of the Bottega Veneta shoes, but not necessarily the price tag. These Marc Fisher Ltd shoes are the best of both worlds.
A belt is one of those things you rarely think about buying, but is definitely worth investing in. J.McLaughlin’s linen-and-leather belt is a textural dream, especially with the bamboo buckle. For a more low-key look, Rae Leather’s wrap belt works with white jeans now and your favorite blazer in the fall. If you want to splurge, Valentino’s classic Rockstud theme translates beautifully to a belt with a single gold pyramid-like buckle.
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