This week, DFW Style Daily is doing our part to make modern travel a little more glamorous – one chic carryall at a time! ‘Tis the season for winter getaways, family visits, and quick weekend jaunts, and we’ll help you pack in stylish bags for under $100 a pop. Read on for our top picks for every kind of trip.
The Trip: Winter Wonderland
While designers like Ralph Lauren are perennially mad for plaid, the tartan trend popped up on many runways this season, including Alexander McQueen and Michael Kors. American Rag’s tote is an insanely inexpensive way to rock the look, ideal for cozy, snowy locales.
Price Tag: $23.99, Macy’s
The Trip: Girls’ Holiday Getaway
Structured, color blocked bags featured prominently in Chloe’s Fall 2012 collection. For those who are stylish and smart, we recommend snagging the trend via Kate Landry’s aptly-named “Daycation” carryall. Choose neutrals or brights for a ladies’ weekend away.
Price Tag: $89, Dillard’s
The Trip: South of the Border Warm-Up
Spotted on the runway at Marni and Fendi this year, tribal-inspired textiles provide a simple shortcut to achieving “Gypset” style. Snap up Ecote’s crossbody for a quick trip down south for sun and sand.
Price Tag: $89, Urban Outfitters
The Trip: Big Apple Overnight
Crimson continues to be a red haute trend among designer collections, with Tom Ford and Givenchy picking cherry hues this season. Channel the color with Zara’s suede messenger bag for a pilgrimage to see the Rockefeller Center tree.
Price Tag: $79.90, Zara
The Trip: Wine Country Weekend
Labels including Hugo Boss and Prada sent structured satchels down the catwalk, and the always-classic shape will continue as a must-have through Spring. Get Topshop’s chic (and cheap) version now for a connoisseur’s holiday.
Price Tag: $76, Topshop
The Trip: Ready For Anywhere
You may have noticed canvas weekenders from Barneys’ in-house label, however, savvy shoppers can pick up Denim & Supply’s tote for a fraction of the price. This carryall lives up to its name, and will scores points for style in any locale.
Price Tag: $98, RalphLauren.com
(Photo credits, from top: 1. Shopping.AOL.com, 2. MapleandWest.com, 3. UrbanOutfitters.com, 4. Zara.com, 5. Lyst.com, 6. RalphLauren.com)