In 2005, there was a huge push toward street style in the fashion community. This is thanks, in large part, to Scott Schuman who launched his blog, The Sartorialist in 2005 after leaving a fashion sales position in New York City. Schuman took to the streets of the Big Apple and began snapping photos of stylish people on the street. This ignited such a fire on the internet that hundreds of like-minded individuals from Copenhagen to Tokyo to Miami also started blogs focused on street style.
Street style blogs are a great way to get fashion inspiration. Instead of flipping through a magazine and seeing a perfect looking model wearing only clothes that advertisers dictated, you get to see real people wearing clothes that have real personality; clothes they made, thrift store clothes, vintage pieces, or high end items. It’s the personal touch, the ability to see how stylish people put their looks together in real time, that makes street style so beloved.
When combing the street style blogs this month, we noticed a reoccurring look that we loved: oversized outerwear paired with tights/leggings and chunky shoes. This is a cozy winter look that remains flawlessly stylish throughout the years. Check out some of our favorite looks (and maybe you’ll get some wardrobe inspiration!):
Via Copenhagen Street Style
Via The Sartorialist
Via Style Clicker
Via Face Hunter
What are some of your favorite street style looks of late? What’s your coziest and most stylish winter ensemble?
Since the Harry Potter series has ended, Emma Watson (actress who played Hermione Granger on the series) has really been able to spread her style wings. Her glowing, youthful appearance and strong, striking features have helped launched her into the realm of fashionista, but it is her graceful, fashion forward ensembles that we really love.
Emma Watson favors ladylike touches (laces, bows and ruffles) with a mix of tougher, edgier pieces like menswear jackets, leather accessories and fedoras. Watson isn’t afraid of the avante garde. She mixes haute couture items like high concept skirts with every day essentials like cardigans. We at Baginc love her look. If you do too, check out the best way to steal Watson’s style:
Emma Watson by I’m highfashiongirl featuring a fedora hat
The bags in this set are from BAGINC! They are:
Bag of the Week is our weekly Friday feature where we select the bag we think is really aces from our latest inventory (the fact that we think ALL of our bags are aces makes this a hard decision). This week we are showcasing the stunning Melrose Glam Anarchy Bag. When we received this bag, it elicited a lot of “Ooohs” and “Aaahs.” With the perfect mix of edginess and class, this bag is our top contender when it comes to a versatile every day bag. Dress up for a night on the town, and the silver studs shine. Wear it with your office attire and its classic shape helps keep your outfit formal, but fashion forward.
We hope you fall in love with the Melrose Glam Anarchy bag, just like we did.
Don’t forget to enter to win our Lady Gaga Customized Studded Handbag just in time for the holidays. Follow the link to enter!
The Mulberry bag has become as ubiquitous in celebrity circles as the Stam bag or a Birkin. The most stylish of this elite set seem to have one in every shade, such is their devotion to the brand. There are a lot of gorgeous styles to choose from: The Bayswater, the Emmy, the Daria, the Antony, but we are partial to the Alexa (named for Alexa Chung, star of yesterday’s Style Stealer segment).
Celebs are partial to the Alexa, too. Check out some of the most stylish celebrities around carrying this bag:
The luxurious Mulberry Alexa will run you about $1,000. If you want to stay in style and own one of the most versatile bags around, check out our So Soho Satchel for only $59!
We are absolutely in love with the adorable Alexa Chung and her fresh style. Alexa is best known for her role as host on MTV’s “It’s on with Alexa Chung” in the United States and the show “Frock Me” on Channel 4 in London.
She is now host of the new show “Thrift America” and we are delighted to see her on our television sets once again. Alexa is known for her hip attire and her unique pairing of ladylike looks with boyish staples. Alexa favors blazers, jackets and cardigans in neutral shades, striped shirts, contrasting black and white pieces, knee-high stockings with platform shoes, vintage lace and sheer polka dot dresses and tops, and long necklaces. Her bag choices revolve around masculine satchels and minimalist handbags. We put together a guide to dressing like Alexa, and included a few of our bags that we think work perfectly with her look.
In the spirit of holiday gift-giving, we are giving away one of our hottest bags: the Lady Gaga Customized Studded Bag (Worth $169.50)! This bag is modeled after a Hermès Birkin bag that Lady Gaga customized herself with studs and spikes. We loved the idea so much that we reproduced this look for our customers.
Here’s how you participate in the contest (each thing you do is worth one entry):
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Wow! There are NINE possible ways to enter this contest, or gain additional entries. For example, if you did all eight things and then left 10 additional comments on different posts on this blog, you would have a total of 18 entries! This significantly increases your chance of winning.
We want to get the word out about Bag Inc because we believe that we have the highest quality designer-inspired handbags at the lowest prices anywhere on the internet! We also pride ourselves on customer service, and we want to see you walk away with your dream bag. We also want to have a relationship with our customers and hope to interact with them via Facebook, Twitter and this blog. Most of all, we want to give one of our loyal customers and deserving fans a fabulous Christmas present.
***Winner will be selected at random on December 12th, 2010. Winner’s personal information will not be stored, distributed, or used for anything other than sending out the contest prize. Winner will not pay shipping and handling.
With the holiday season now in full swing, everyone’s calendars are filling up with parties: office parties, Christmas parties, New Year’s parties, etc. Whatever the occasion, we have the perfect bag for you. Purchasing perfect party bags requires some forethought. The bag needs to be big enough to carry the essentials, but small enough as to remain unobtrusive so you can be free to dance, drink, and chat without restriction. It needs to be festive without being gaudy, and it has to go with your party clothes. Our selection of clutches, evening bags and baguettes are perfect for filling this need. Check out a few of our top picks for this holiday season’s best party purses: