Friday, 13 April 2012

My Ensemble (OOTD): The Colour Purple (Accessoryo Satchel)

Whenever I used to think of satchels, the words 'public schoolboy', 'traditional' and 'masculine' sprung to mind, but, of late, I've taken quite a liking to them. Satchels needn't be boring. They're the perfect accompaniment to smart atire and can also be dressed down with a smart-casual or just plain casual look. They can be carried as an oversized clutch, held briefcase style using the handle or worn across the body/on one shoulder. Very versatile.

I absolutely love this faux leather satchel from Accessoryo. It's very affordable (£25.99) and also available in tan, white, black, pink, blue and brown, which is great if you want to add a hint of colour to an outfit through your accessories.

BAG: Accessoryo.com | DRESS: Krisp | SHOES: Forever 21 | TRENCH COAT: H&M | BELT: Krisp | SILK SCARF: Next

To add some of my personality to the look, I tied a silk scarf with purple accents onto the handle. I didn't want to OD on one colour so broke up the outfit by using a black, tan and purple palette. I've recently come to realise that my style is generally quite conservative/smart and reckon this is a perfect work outfit that's not overly formal but still very appropriate for an office setting.

What do you think of satchels?

*I received this bag while at Amitee.

6 comments:

  1. I love this outfit so much! My favourite colour is purple and everything you have put together works so well.

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    1. Aaaaww! Thank you. I went through a purple phase once where everything I bought was that colour!

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  2. Outfit is fab! Those shoes - i'm in love!!

    Cool blog :)

    http://myflawsandi.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you! Definitely one of my favourite pairs of shoes. Simple yet the detail at the back brings out so much character. :)

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  3. I love this outfit

    www.lookwhatigot.co.uk

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