Cobalt blue to color block: Must-have bags for fall

Oct. 1, 2013 at 11:23 AM ET


With fall now well underway, TODAY's Jill Martin highlights the latest handbag trends and how you can pair them with the rest of your wardrobe. 

With very lady-like and traditional stitching, this bag is now turning up in all shapes and sizes. It's elegant, yet casual enough to be your everyday bag.

Black quilted handbag, $39,
Beige quilted tote, $42.95,

The satchel is the traditional bag with a handle. It's more structured and sturdy — great for the gal who has a lot of stuff to bring in her bag. It also works well at the office.

Red LuLu Guinness satchel, $64,
Black satchel, $48.41,

Color block
This is similar to what we saw in the summer with color block, but it's now extended into fall with colors like black, grays, tans and whites. It's a great way to add a pop of color to your look.

Color block bag, $53,
Street Level Bag, $46.71,

Portfolio clutches
This is the shape for the season. It's bigger than a traditional clutch which makes it a great carryall, and it transitions perfectly from the office to dinner or a date.

Snakeskin clutch, $68, French Connection
Black portfolio clutch, $33.96,

Cobalt blue
Cobalt is such a fun color this season. It's a great color that blends well with most anything. It will brighten up your look during the cooler fall days and nights. 

Bowling bag, $49.90,
Dana Buchman Crossbody Bag, $27.60,