You know what they say, old habits die hard. From a young girl I have always carried a handbag and thought of it as an essential part of my look. My favourite handbag with a cross body style with a pastel colour block print and it hardly left my side. There was one time when I was on a family vacation one of the sights that I went to see with my family required that I put my handbag through a security check, which meant I had to take off my handbag and I refused! At the age of five I knew how important a handbag was for my signature look, even if it meant getting into a little trouble!
Today my handbags are more of the standout variety and by that I mean they are brightly coloured, depending on the outfit really, and they are the finishing touch of my look. The other day, when I was enjoying the sun and had plans of spending the day moseying about the city I decided that my neon bag was a must-have for my look. After already being set on wearing my turquoise dress from Calypso St. Barths and pink oxford shoes from ALDO, I knew that in order to make an impact I needed handbag that would contrast perfectly with my dress and my neon bag did just that. The cat-eye sunglasses that I bought from a street vendor in Soho, NYC and statement necklace from H&M were all that I needed to make my outfit complete.
Bright summer bags are a great addition to any summer look, which is why I am happy to share with you the Spring/Summer 2014 line from JOELLE HAWKENS, the sister line to Treesje. The standout colours and classic shapes make them easy to wear with just about any look you have in your summer wardrobe including, your casual everyday outfits and work wardrobe. Scroll down below to see what I am referring to!