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The Oxygen Edit: Fall Bag Trends Under $100

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The easiest way to update your wardrobe for the season is with a new bag. Somehow a new bag silhouette, fabric, or color can make your wardrobe basics suddenly look fresh and new. Below I am sharing some of my favorite bag trends for fall, and all of the options are under $100.

Rings of Blush and Bashful: The New Neutral for Fall

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This season, there's no need to stick to brown, black and camel for a neutral go with everything bag.  Consider a lighter shade of bone or a hint of blush pink to your tan for a modern look with just as much versatility. All of these bags also incorporate one of the hottest bag trends for fall – the ring detail.  Either as a clasp or a handle, a ring in wood, tortoise, or metal is functional and also stylish. This is a color that will transition nicely into winter; envision it with shades of gray, black, and indigo denim! If this color isn't your jam, most of these bags come in other colors as well.

Tell Me About It, Stud: Rock-inspired Details for Fall

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Chains, and studs, and fringe, oh my!  Even if you're not a biker babe, a bag with some tough details can work with a variety of personal styles.  In fact, it's especially chic when a contrast to a floral skirt, tailored blazer, or sweet sundress. Such details are surprisingly perfect for an evening bag, adding sparkle but also an unexpected edge for your cocktail dresses and Le Smokings.

Taste the Rainbow: A Pop of Color for Fall

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A pop of color is always a stylish move, but especially when it's your bag. It's so easy to go with a neutral figuring it will coordinate with your whole closet, but often a bright color will be more versatile.  Yes, you can wear your teal bag with your blue sweater or your green dress.  And honestly, nothing glams up your not-so-little black dress more than a sparkly bag that resembles a bag of Skittles. This season, don't just pick a great color, but also get creative with the shape and/or texture.  Velvet, calfhair, suede, drawstring bags, circle bags (a trend I've liked for quite a while), retro silhouettes, and oversized clutches are all great ideas that are still wearable and functional.

You're Gonna Hear Me Roar: Leopard Print for Fall

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You know me, I love a good leopard print.  I find the pattern a neutral and own several leopard print shoes, scarves, and belts because they always seem to be the perfect something to pull a look together. This season leopard and cheetah prints are hotter than ever.  Expect to see the pattern on scarves, blouses, dresses, skirts, and plenty of accessories.  A leopard print bag is like one that is a statement color – it's the unexpected pop that your wardrobe needs to elevate its style.

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  1. If I am behind in noticing this, I apologize. I like how you have numbered the photos with links below. Thank you! And I like all the options you show on all your posts.

    1. I’m glad you like it! Sometimes in the past I haven’t numbered but I plan to do it from now on and provide the text links as well as the widgets so it’s easy for all to shop! 🙂

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