Bag colour question

I'd like to get a new bag for fall, perhaps at the NAS. 

Right now, for winter, all I really have is a big computer tote from Danier in a sort of charcoal with an embossed snake look. (I.e. it is not snake print or variegated in any way -- just has the raised "scales" of snake in a charcoal colour.) It's a great bag, and extremely useful to me, but a bit on the dull side. 

My coats are a red wool knee length funnel neck, a navy/ black colourblock military style peacoat, and a silver grey puffer coat. 

Speaking theoretically, what colour might work best with this combination? Or with two of the above coats, perhaps? (I.e. it doesn't have to work with ALL, but should work well with more than one.) 

Thank you! 

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  • Beth Ann replied 8 years ago

    That's easy:  cobalt!

  • Transcona Shannon replied 8 years ago

    Are you wanting the bag to blend with the coats or complement the coats? I could see either a dark silver metallic (like a pewter tone) or navy.

  • ElleH replied 8 years ago

    I'm not sure what your colours are, except for fuchsia & taupe, both of which would work btw. Burgundy but more plum like for you, fuchsia or taupe maybe?

  • Inge replied 8 years ago

    My first thought was also something in the burgundy/eggplant family, Suz. It would look great with your peacoat and puffer. I also love the sound of cobalt. Teal or some kind of green could also be fab. Or something colour-blocked with cream in it, that always looks crisp.

  • replied 8 years ago

    Hmmmm, purple, the same value as your red coat? Do you want a solid or are you open to prints? 

  • replied 8 years ago

    For those colors, I would go with cognac.

  • replied 8 years ago

    I agree, cognac would be great with all three!

  • Debbie replied 8 years ago

    There is a color blocked Vince Camuto bag in the NAS catalog that looks very interesting.

  • texstyle replied 8 years ago

    If you want a stand out piece, cobalt could be great. If you want something more subdued, then I agree that cognac could be beautiful with the colors of your coats.

  • MsMary replied 8 years ago

    Winter white!!  Maybe in suede or reptile!

  • Inge replied 8 years ago

    Debbie: I think I know which one you are talking about. That one came to mind when I saw Suz's question earlier too.

  • Debbie replied 8 years ago

    Inge-It is on page 16 of the catalog. Should have put that in my original reply. 

  • Sveta replied 8 years ago

    I thought you already have a cobalt bag, no? Are you going to use it in winter? It should work with all your coats and brighten our gloomy winter days.
    Two of your coats are dark - why not try a bag in a light color? Angie is using white bags year round I think.  That may be not very conventional but could be fun :-) Maybe black and white or cream?
    Other option is metallic: silver or pewter would look great with red and navy.
    Snakeskin pattern can also work well and add texture to the outfit: my snakeskin tote was a real warkhorse for me!

  • Suz replied 8 years ago

    Oooh. Thank you! 

    I DO have a cobalt bag. I didn't think it would work with the winter colours. I will have to check! 

    I love the idea of black and white or cream. That would be amazing. I also like the thought of a metallic silver or pewter and snakeskin. I tried a snakeskin bag last year but alas, it didn't work for me -- wrong bag, is all. 

    Debbie, are you thinking of the VC or the Cole Haan? I was quite taken with the one that had fuchsia! But I didn't think it would work with the red coat so well. 

    Cognac would be a really interesting and great choice, and I might have more options in that colour as well. And Claire, with so much purple around this year, maybe that could be an option as well! 

    Well, it sounds as if I may come away with four or five bags instead of one, at this rate. ;-)  That is why we love YLF!! 

  • Angie replied 8 years ago

    I vote black, back & white, Winter white, eggplant, or burgundy.

  • Lyn D. replied 8 years ago

    Anything except solid black!
    Maybe not 4 or 5 though, cause if you are like me, I get lazy with bags and end-up either making myself choose something different or just grabbing the usual black one in my haste.

  • Thistle replied 8 years ago

    I love the idea of winter white. I only worry about keeping it clean with all of the salt residue everywhere by January.

  • Cindy replied 8 years ago

    I do like the suggestion of cobalt but I am surprised that no one suggested red. My first though was a that red bag in a darker/deeper shade than your red coat would also go with the other coats.

  • rachylou replied 8 years ago

    Funnily enough, I like the idea of black for you, Suz. I know it's supposed to be boring, but it's still the epitome of sophisticated and would be a nice counterpoint for your reds, silver, colourblock - and also your cobalts and fuchsias.

  • Suz replied 8 years ago

    Thank you all for your wise thoughts.  

    Black is out, because the charcoal one really reads as black. Maybe in suede or patent it would make sense, but in regular leather it would be too similar to the dark charcoal one I already own. 

    Black and white or cream really appeals, Thistle, you raise a good point about dirt and salt. I think it would be okay, though. I can be pretty hard on shoes (I walk a lot) but even when I only wear one bag, I don't seem particularly hard on bags. 

    Cindy, a dark red would be lovely with the blue and the grey coats. So that is definitely a possibility. Ditto for eggplant or burgundy. 

  • Sveta replied 8 years ago

    Suz, I think that "dark bags for winter only' rule is very outdated. If I can wear a cobalt coat in winter you surely can use a cobalt bag! I am using my tomato red one when I feel like brightening the day. I am also going to use my silver tote as well!
    As fro the dirt and salt on a light bag - just wipe it every day and it should be fine.

  • Kristin L replied 8 years ago

    I really like burgundy or eggplant to go with your coats. 

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