Art Attack

Like the right pair of shoes, a bag sets the tone of your outfit. A monochrome, utilitarian briefcase balances a patterned, colorful work blazer. On the other hand, if your outfit that day leans on the subtle side, a bold handbag (that just so happens to double as art) may be the inspiration your ensemble needs.

But translating the latter for the office requires some finesse. You can’t throw on all the bells and whistles like you would for say, a cocktail clutch. Jewel studded, bow-topped bags are no place for (most) 9 to 5 terrain. The key is finding a sensible handbag that’s just the right amount of fun and won’t overdo it when you walk into a board meeting.

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Style Notes:
Proenza Schouler Lunch clutch/bag
Zara Vest, Top and Wool Checkered Skirt
Christian Louboutin Black Patent Heels

Some of my favorite "works of art" to help you curate your collection:

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1. Dior Lady Dior | 2. Burberry Bowling Bag | 3. Fendi Roma Roll



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  • Taylor G. says:

    Oh I like that Fendi Roma bag, so cute and classy!!

  • Heidi, your clutch bag is gorgeous and stylish! And my favorite color is blue, so it’s really something I must have! Thanks for sharing the links to these bags 🙂

  • Marielle says:

    I agree! It’s a lot more fun using bags that are quite splashy or artsy but could still maintain the look of classiness overall! I like all those must-have art bags!

  • Aaliyah Jane says:

    It’s really innovative, seeing a lot of bags now looking more funky and creative. I can’t resist checking out that Burberry Bowling bag, it looks really cute… and handy 🙂

  • Margaret says:

    I just fell in love with the colorful Fendi bag! I like the play in colors with the letters. Actually, I like them all! I couldn’t wait to get my hands on them! Might as well tell my hubby about it so I can have it on Valentine’s Day 🙂

  • Nikki says:

    I have to admit, I actually preferred black leather bags or the red leather ones, no fuss, no designs much. But after seeing these gorgeous works of art, I think I have a change of heart. I like the blue one you’re clutching, it looks cute and fab. And the playful & colorful Lady Dior bag is stunning, perfect for a summer stroll with friends! Yay!

  • Susan Armstrong says:

    those are gorgeous bags indeed! And you’re looking beautiful yourself, Heidi, the blue clutch bag really completes that chic look! (I also like the skirt, by the way 🙂

  • Arianne says:

    I love the one you’re holding/clutching, Heidi, It’s actually kinda sophisticated. Although my fave color is red, I know that muted blue looks perfect! Thanks for sharing this!

  • Gabrielle says:

    You’re right, it’s time to step up from monotone bags and get sassy and funly with this art-inspired bags, all are looking fab!

  • Fran says:

    I like it too, those gorgeous art bags I mean! It’s time to put up some spice on my accessories and those glamorous and colorful bags are excellent choice!

  • Rhaiza V. says:

    Ahh, these are my kind of stuffs, brightly colored and artfully decorated bags. I love the selection Heidi, including the one you’re clutching!

  • loreleichung says:

    Oh all these bags look cute! I have to check ’em all out and get myself one or two for this weekend!

  • Princess Lea says:

    as always, you look good in everything Heidi! Love the clutch bags, too!

  • mistydew says:

    Why, hello gorgeous! You look great with that ensemble, blue on white, my favorite hues. And the clutch bags all look amazing, I would definitely get that Burberry bag!

  • Steffani says:

    Ooo, I think I fell in love with that brown Burberry bowling bag, it looks so cute!

  • Naomi says:

    I love your overall look, plus that artsy clutch bag. Everything about you is perfect 🙂

  • MJ says:

    Love the blue lines on white, I dunno how you call it, but it looks really cool, and blends well with your clutch. Artistic indeed!

  • Leigh says:

    I got the Burberry Bowling bag just last week, it’s so chic! Thanks for the suggestions, Heidi 🙂

  • Ella says:

    My daughter got that Fendi bag for me on my birthday last month. It really looks gorgeous and funky!

  • Isabella says:

    I love these kinds of items, artful and colorful and unique. I’m going to get myself a Burberry bag like the one above this coming weekend. Yay!

  • Sofia says:

    These bags are innovative, stylish and fun, the kind of bags that will perk up my lazy mornings! Thanks for sharing this to us.

  • Cresta says:

    These are awesome and sure show stoppers. I’m gonna make sure I’ll grab the Burberry one, it’s so cute! I bet it fits my hand perfectly!

  • Andie Jackson says:

    Oh, this is so cute! I prefer the one you’re using, the blue and white clutch bag. That’s my fave color. You look cute as a button, too!

  • Kylie Rachel says:

    I Love, Love, Love all these artfully creative clutch bags, so easy to the eyes, playful and chic, too!!! I think I’m gonna get all of them!

  • Tanya says:

    Ooh, these are lovely!! I wouldn’t mind getting all these three beautifully crafted totes, they’re to die for, and perfect for summer, too!

  • Carmencita Nava says:

    I got my daughter that Fendi bag right after I see this Art Attack post on your blog. She loved it so much, I’m actually thinking of having one of my own, too!

  • Nymfa says:

    Those are indeed lovely sets of artfully decorated bags. I’d love to have and collect them!

  • Nimfa says:

    Those are really gorgeous pieces, very suiting for the summer! Yay!

  • CK says:

    Gosh, these are gorgeous bags! Full of art and color and vibrant. Love them!

  • Helga says:

    Wow, these are gorgeous! Perfect for me! And yes, I think this will be perfect gifts for Christmas for my friends and colleagues. So artistic, indeed!

  • Angelique says:

    Gorgeous! I absolutely adore these pieces. I got the Burberry one a couple of months ago and had been using it ever since. It’s an attention-grabber, I tell ya.

  • Vanessa says:

    Got myself two artsy bags similar to those above but of different shades. It was truly a liberating experience to own something like this gorgeous bags!

  • Dannie says:

    I want all these bags!!!

  • Sayuri says:

    These are really cool and artistic bags.. The Fendi Roma calls on me.. Wow!

  • Wendy says:

    Oh I love that bag/clutch you’re using on the photo. So groovy and cool!

  • Beatrixe P. says:

    I love these colorful and artsy bags. I would sure enjoy holding them while walking down the streets.

  • Carina says:

    I love all these artful bags! So unique and beautiful!

  • Linda Kaito says:

    All these bags look awesome! Would love to have at least one of them.

  • Meredith says:

    Oh, thanks for this! Now I know what I want for Christmas! Love love love these artsy bags!