Normally, I like neutral, earthy colors for handbags, because those shades are casual, stylish and match everything. I'm trying to branch out a bit, and here's my first jump into the world of extremely bright fashion: the Ann Taylor Frame Shoulder Bagin firey lipstick red patent leather! I think this particular shade of red is very tasteful, and nice complemented by the gold hardware - especially the slinky gold snake chain. Ann Taylor loves this passionate red shade for patent leather so much that the store has an entire line of matching clothing, accessories, shoes...click on the jump to see a few more of this interesting bright red stuff. I'm intrigued.
All from Ann Taylor's line of matching accessories:
The Single Strand Zinnia Necklace, US$48. Gotta be a bold one to carry this off!
Slightly more subtle, the Zinnia Double Drop Earring are US$30. In general, I suggest that you buy one of these matching accessories if you decide to buy the Ann Taylor bag, because that particular shade of red isn't available everywhere.