How to Style a Colored Satchel

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Pink Floral Top | Lady in Violet

Henri Bendel West 57th Satchel | Lady in Violet

Spring Outfit Idea - White denim with pops of color | Lady in Violet

Summer Outfit Idea | Lady in Violet

How to Style a Colored Purse | Lady in Violet

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LOFT Dahlia Relaxed Blouse | DSTLD Skinny Ankle Jeans in Creme Tencel | SOLE SOCIETY Jenny Wedge Sandal  | HENRI BENDEL c/o West 57th Satchel [GREEN TOTE| GREEN CROSSBODY| GREEN CROSSBODY] | GORJANA Aldridge Earrings, Mika Necklace | BAUBLEBAR Gold Ladder Cuff, Pave Links Bracelet, Old[SIMILAR] | RAYBAN Original Aviator Sunglasses | MAC Lipstick in Faux | ESSIE Limo-Scene

I haven’t decided what my favorite color to wear with this teal bag is yet, but it is definitely between blue and dark pink.  A few weeks ago, I shared a few tips on purchasing a colored purse, so I figured I would share a tip on how to style a colored satchel.  The shocking truth though ya’ll is this tip is super similar to one of the purchasing tips.  When you carry a colored satchel on a daily basis, you quickly have to love color mixing.  It is a huge part of styling this purse.  I am not going to wear this with a teal or green dress.  I am going to style with either other cool colors like blue to slightly blend in, or with fun shades of pink or purple to allow it to pop.  If you aren’t quite ready for a full on two-tone look, you can start small like in today’s outfit.  Overall my look is mainly white with the jeans and the background of the top which really allows the green of the purse to pop and take the spotlight.  I also love how the green color pops against a dark pink.  The print covers about half the shirt which can ease you into color mixing.

If you have found a colored satchel you love and need help with what colors to wear it with, please feel free to email me ( and I would be happy to give you some style advice!  I also listed some of the summer purse colors I have seen in stores below along with a few colors I would wear them with.  Although, I would advise to just use as a guide because sometimes the funnest part of color mixing is putting the unexpected colors together!  If you want to see more ways I have styled this bag, head to my Instagram where this bag is popping up on a weekly basis in my #ootd posts.  Last, I know some of you loved this color, so I linked a few additional Henri Bendel bags that are still available in it.

ORANGE mix with Cobalt Blue, Brown, Yellow
YELLOW mix with Blue, Green, Pink
PASTEL PINK mix  with Dark Pink, Green, Yellow, Brown
BABY BLUE mix with Green, Purple, Brown

DSTLD JEANS: The Lighter Side of Chambray
HENRI BENDEL SATCHEL: How to Choose a Colored Satchel


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14 Responses to How to Style a Colored Satchel

  1. Kristin says:

    Love those colors together…Such a fun, bright look!

  2. This looks so amazing! Pinned and tweeted! Thanks for being a part of our party. I hope to see you, tonight at 7 pm. Lou Lou Girls

  3. Cathy says:

    Love the color of the satchel and how well it pops with the purple!! So nice! Thanks so much for sharing these great tips on MMM! Looking forward to seeing your latest creations starting on Sun. night! 🙂

  4. Keri says:

    You styled this all so well! Beautiful! Thanks for sharing at Tues Talk!

  5. Lisa says:

    Love your bag!!! Thank you so much for sharing with #LINKUPWITHLISA @

  6. Amber says:

    I love that bag!! Bright purses are my think. I don’t really have any neutral shades, so I just usually pair them with whatever! Thanks for linking up with us at the Best of the Blogopshere! I look forward to your post next week! 🙂

  7. Melanie Redd says:

    Hey Karen,

    I like the teal purse with the white pants and floral shirt. It’s a really cute combo! Like the shoes too~

    Glad to find your site. I came over on the You’ve Gotta Love Tuesday link up.

    Blessings to you,

  8. Bernadette says:

    Fabulous look, got your blog on Confident twosday and am just passing to say hi

  9. Alicia says:

    I am in need of a new bag, and I love that colour. I can well imagine it will go well with navy, which I have bought a lot of lately. Even though it is winter, that bag will take me thorough Spring and summer 🙂

  10. Christie says:

    Great post! You did a really nice job styling that bright satchel! I love the white, turquoise, and fuchsia combo!

    The Closet by Christie

  11. What a chic look, you can never go wrong with white denim!!

    XO Courtney

  12. Lauren says:

    I love the print of your top! So pretty! And the colors are perfect with your bag.

    Fizz and Frosting

  13. Laura says:

    Cute look…love the printed top as well!


  14. Sydney says:

    Love the color combination (especially the color of your bag). Found your blog via Manic Monday =)

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