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If you have a fashionista in your life, you might consider it a mixed blessing. On one hand, you have a great resource to help you with any style or shopping dilemma. On the other hand, a fashionista can be a little bit difficult to shop for … or a lot. What to get the fabulously chic woman who (probably) already has it all? Only the hottest trends will do; and, this spring, there is no hotter trend than pastels. One of the easiest ways to pick a gift that is both on-trend and in line with the giftee’s own style is to go with accessories. A pastel bag might seem like a risky idea at first, but it can be surprisingly versatile. Pastels pair well with most neutrals (black, grey, navy, camel), so chances are that they will easily accessorize pieces already in your fashionista’s wardrobe; plus, because they are a hot trend right now, you can easily find pastel bags in all types of styles. Even better – they can be found at every price point, from $20 and up. Here are a few options:
Ladylike, structured bags are still very much in style, and this Forever 21 (pictured above) version replicates the look of other, far more expensive options. As a bonus, the cross-body strap adds extra functionality – perfect for the woman on the go. If you prefer a leather bag, and don’t mind spending a little (OK, a lot) more, try the J. Crew Sophie bag.
If you’re looking for something streamlined, this Gap clutch is a great, budget-friendly option. Want something more luxe? This pale green Ted Baker clutch comes with a beautiful floral lining – perfect for spring.
For a classic satchel, check out this ASOS number – the sunny yellow colour (pictured above) would look great with navy or grey. Or you can try the classic Cambridge satchel in soft periwinkle blue, which would also accessorize wonderfully with neutrals like black, brown, navy, or camel. If you like the satchel look, but prefer a more streamlined version, this Fossil satchel (which also comes with a cross-body strap) would be a fantastic option in either icy lavender or mint.
Looking for a more relaxed style? Both Kate Spade and Coach (pictured above) offer some lovely hobo-style options in wearable, soft pastels. Love the style, but not the price tag? Check out this Merona version at Target for a fraction of the cost.
If you want a rock ‘n roll edge, you can’t go wrong with the iconic Rebecca Minkoff MAC clutch. It has a convertible strap that allows the bag to be carried three different ways (clutch, shoulder bag, and cross-body). Or you can try this Zara bag for a similar vibe but a lower price point.
So if you’re looking to surprise the fashionista in your life with the stylish gift of a hot trend, there is sure to be something out there perfect for her personal style and your budget. And here’s a quick tip for making your purchase a little extra budget-savvy, especially if you are considering going the designer route: use eBates (here is a referral link, that will hook you up with a $5 credit on your first purchase of $25 or more) to score 2-6% and more in cash-back on all your online purchases. Signing up is free and super-easy, and you can have your cash transferred straight into your Paypal account.
Which one of the fashionista gift ideas here do you fancy?