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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.

hot white

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.

Christian Louboutin, $1,750

Mackage, $395

Smythson, $1,495

DKNY, $248

Rebecca Minkoff, $325

Sophie Hulme, $595

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 — perfect for everyday use, yet still sleek enough that you'll love showing it off.

Loeffler Randall, $350

Les Petits Joueurs, $1,010

Rachael Ruddick, $345

Jerome Dreyfuss, $605

BAGGU, $240

The Stowe, $337

Statement handle

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.

Miu Miu, $2,480

Proenza Schouler, $2,110

OWEN, $750

Rauwolf, $2,900

Stella McCartney, $1,273

Marni, $2,160


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.

Photographer: Shanita Sims, Stylist: Robyn Victoria, Model: Raschelle Osbourne @ Muse Management, Hair: Kyia Jones, Makeup: Marika Aoki.

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