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If the spring 2016 runways taught us anything, it's that you shouldn't have to choose between beauty and practicality when it comes to your everyday bag. Bucket bags are here to stay; structured bags with statement handles, like Miu Miu’s, take the place of boring totes; and all-white everything is the ultimate in understated elegance.
The color — or lack thereof — white was a surprisingly fresh addition to the spring runways and is as easy to wear as your basic black. From Proenza Schouler to Ralph Lauren, a plethora of designers proved that the biggest statement can in fact mean the least amount of effort.
all-day bucket bag
Small clutches and handbags are cute and all, but they're not really ideal for life's daily necessities. Luckily, bucket bags are back, and thanks to the designers at Céline and Max Mara, they're bigger and better than ever â perfect for everyday use, yet still sleek enough that you'll love showing it off.
An unexpected statement handle is one way to add a little eccentricity to your spring look. Play up the quirkiness with shoppable options from Owen to Proenza Schouler.
Lead Image: Les Petits Joueurs bag (top), $1,045; Miu Miu bag in yellow and green, $2,480; Miu Miu bag in yellow and pink, $2,800. Tod's blazer, $3,795; Tod's trousers, $1,095; Tod's belt, $565; Joomi Lim ring, $150; Joomi Lim ring, $145; Laruicci earrings, $55.