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Jessica Simpson mint satchel, available at Dillard’s.
Diane von Furstenberg yellow duffel with top handle and cross-body strap, available at CK & Co., Nichols Hills Plaza.
Marc Jacobs top-handle bag with studs, available at CK & Co.
Vince Camuto metallic hobo, available at Dillard’s.
Purple pressed crocodile leather bag by Andalossi, available at R Meyers, Nichols Hills Plaza.

Grab one of these statement-making styles

By Linda Miller

Sometimes it’s the little things that can freshen up a wardrobe. A great pair of earrings.
Shoes in the season’s most popular style. And, most definitely, a handbag that makes you smile every time you reach for it.

Yes, a bag can do that.

This spring and summer, handbags really make a statement with color, style and texture. And with so many choices, it’ll be difficult to choose just one.

Radiant Orchid reigns as this season’s color of the moment, but pops of neon yellow and juicy orange fight for attention, too. Hushed shades of pinks, blues, lilacs, mint greens and corals mimic what’s happening in fashion, as does the boldness of black and white.

Look for buckets, duffels and hobos, along with cross-body styles and large clutches. Top-handle bags have been popular for a few seasons and they look especially good with this year’s feminine dresses and skirts that fit and flare. What’s great about this classic satchel is that many styles come with both a handle and a long shoulder strap.

Other handbag trends include faux croc and python, metallic, fringe and backpacks that are more refined than slouchy.

Choices, choices.

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