With Christmas party season just around the corner, celeb handbag designer and founder of By M, Maria Marigliano Caracciolo tells us how to coordinate your look
- One of the best tips my grandmother gave me is to always try and match your handbag with your shoes or belt. It's also a great way of getting a flash of colour to any outfit.
Jessica Alba teams her colourful outfit with a classic black handbag
It’s all in the detail. The metals parts of your handbag should match your jewellery. Never wear gold and silver together – they clash!
On a totally black outfit add some sparkle. For night time glittery bits and shiny accessories are perfect to brighten up your look - as well as touches of bright colour such as red or pink. The only handbag colour forbidden with a completely black dress is a dark brown. It never looks good!
Classic beige and light brown bags will always add a touch of timeless elegance to your day time blue or grey outfit for the office.
Classic cream, beige or light brown bags add a touch of timeless elegance
- With jeans the choice of your handbag can define your mood. You can have fun matching the denim with everything from a maxi black sporty bag to a mini coloured clutch.
Handbag designer Maria Marigliano Caracciolo handcrafts her clutches from her customers' favourite books
- With multi-coloured handbags, the general rule is that one colour of the handbag pattern must match your outfit. If you are brave you can mix two patterns; a flowery handbag will general match any dress with a geometrical pattern fabric. But one last tip: it doesn’t necessarily work the other way round!
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