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Matching shoes and bags; the perfect canvas for top trends…

BY STYLE EDITOR, ON 7 MAR 2012 09:29 WOMEN'S FASHIONCOMMENTS

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It might sound a little Stepford wives but matching your shoes with your handbag, or vice-versa, is big news this season. Embrace the trend with our style savvy guide to getting it right…

This trend is all about adding some uniformity and a sense of ‘togetherness’ to a given outfit in a season dominated by clashing prints and bold shades. Until recently it’s been all about statement bags or shocking shoes but there’s a change in the air. In short, while the clothes are a-clashing the accessories need to be matching ladies!
Fashion is having a playful dalliance with colour and print and we’re encouraged to clash to our hearts content and wear colour like an exotic carnival float. In all this commotion we need to be clear that we’re on-trend NOT hallucinogenics and that’s where the Mashbags (Matching shoes and handbags) come in.

Perfecting the look is easier than it sounds. Firstly don’t go overboard; you do not need new Mashbags for every ensemble. One day and one dressy option should suffice – remember you’re creating a canvas, not adding to it.
Next up, keep that canvas to one colour. It sounds self-explanatory but matching means matching in the strictest sense of the word with this trend, so whatever your colour or print of choice, limit yourself to one shade and preferably one fabric/texture. For example, if you like classic black styles then jet black patent leather matching shoes and handbags are a real winner. Plus, they are right on-trend this season and the next – one might even say that they’re an investment!

All that’s left is to wish you well to wear them and remember Mashbags work best when they’re staples, meaning when the trend passes you can merrily wear them as individual pieces again. We have a wide range of shoes and handbags available in store and online from timeless tan to new season florals, so you’re bound to find something that suits you and has a matching buddy just waiting to be discovered!

Be inspired with our NEW Shoes and Bags brochure HERE!

Plus, as an added incentive, there’s more…
In celebration of our gorgeous new collection we currently have a NEW SEASON LAUNCH with some fantastic offers to be had across ALL departments* – including shoes and bags! *Selected lines only, promotional period ends Sunday 11th March.

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