“A few seasons ago, far far away, in a land where everything seems possible, where croissants taste like heaven and baguettes are a necessity, a trend was born. It was a bag trend. And it had nothing to do with all those big and chunky leather bags, we all know. It was the mini bag trend.” As you have already seen it on Fendi, Coach, Celine and even Balenciaga, you know that the mini bags are here to stay. ( I am not so sure about the nano and micro bags tho ). It was a long way till that fashion movement was accepted, embraced and injected into the men’s fashion world. I did fall in love with that accessory newbie from the get-go. I remember seeing the Celine mini for the first time and I was mesmerized.
There was something so new about it, at least for me. And since I love anything innovative in fashion, I was hooked there and then. After that I had to wait… because clearly it was a women’s bag trend. But I am never that kind of a person, who sticks to boundaries. This means… I can clearly buy something from the women’s section, if I feel that is more of a unisex piece. Or even if I have an idea of styling that piece in a manly way. Basically styling can make or break your outfit, and you can easily go from the most modern fashionista to the outsider of the party.
The other problem that always occurs: the women’s fashion is so much more fun and trendy. It always has the most modern touch and the best embroideries and actually really good and cute ideas. The nearest thing to a cool stylish mini bag in the men’s bags section is maybe a fannypack. But unfortunately they are not really up my alley. That is also the reason why I decided I was not waiting any longer. Especially since I was eyeing a Gucci mini bag already. And I mean for a while. Also the idea of being a part of the mini bag trend and squad was really appealing. Who cares that it is a woman’s bag. I know I don’t.
My ootd is actually a pretty simple one. I wanted the focus to be on the Kingsnake and also the bright colors of the bag strap. That is why I opted for all black look. The turtle neck jumper from McNeal was a perfect companion, framing the face and giving a more fall vibe. But also keeping you warm, due to the cashmere blend. The wool pants are from Zara with a straight classic cut leg. The wool baseball jacket makes the whole outfit more sportive, without taking too much from the attention on the bag. It connects the pieces together, giving a few fun details on the sleeves and neck ares.
My Topshot glasses complete the whole ensemble. For accessories I have chosen the Paul Rich watch. It is a new one in my collection and the brown reddish alligator strap and blue timepiece face correspond amazing with the colors of the Kingsnake mini bag. It did not take long shooting that look and after that I had a beautiful shopping day with my photographer friend, who also has a shopping addiction.
I hope you could draw a bit of inspiration and have a great new week.
Stay safe and be loved my darling people. And … fashionable.