As much as I love a super fun and quirky bag, there is something so right about having one go-to bag. The classic bag that you know you can count on to be a staple in your closet. I’m partnering with kate spade new york to feature their ridiculously smart convertible handbags. With these clever features, you can turn your classic bag into one that has some extra personality… and then back again.
So for this post, it looks like I have three different bags… but it’s one with a couple of accessories. In the personalization shop, you’ll find everything you need to make a bag really yours. Start with the bag and a cover, or two. Swap in a different strap. And add a charm and/or a sticker!
First up, the “bare” Candace handbag. I’m a sucker for a plain black bag, and this one is the perfect size for play and work. (I judge a bag on whether or not it can hold a book and this one fits more than one, plus my usual items.) It comes with a simple black strap, but I popped it off to carry the bag by the handles and added the absolute cutest orange charm. It reminds me so much of Florida!
The bag, which is great on its own, is made even better when you pair it with one of the convertible covers. The handles of the bag pop off, then you slide the cover on, and clip the handles back on seamlessly. In the photos below, I put on this striped cover, which also reverses to a great red.
I just loved the coordination with the strap and the stripes.
Isn’t that red just stunning? It’s just the reverse of the stripe, so it really does feel like you have multiple bags in one!
Candace Handbag (c/o) // Striped Bag Cover (c/o) // Strap and Tassel Pack (c/o) // Raffia Orange Charm (c/o) // Swing Shirtdress (c/o) // Bow Espadrilles (c/o)
Photos by Courtney Ann Photography
Thank you kate spade new york for sponsoring this post!
The bag sounds so handy, such a versatile piece to add to any collection!
Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
This is genius… love it!!!
I love this! Such a smart idea for bags. I really don’t need several purses so having one that I can change is genius!
Taylor | http://www.livingtaylored.com
This is such a fun concept!
Briana | youngsophisticate.com
I love this post! I had seen the bag in stores but it’s even better being able to see how it looks styled different ways. Definitely worth the investment!
Actually can’t believe that’s all the same bag! Love each version of it.
x Diana // http://www.dianapearl.com
This is perfect! Especially that keychain!
What a smart idea!! I love have different bags but sometimes it is a pain to actually move everything from bag to bag! What a great solution! And super cute!
Interesting bag! That’s actually super cleaver and honestly would have never noticed the difference if I didn’t see the bag cover linked. Thanks for sharing! You look gorgeous in the white and your personality really shines through in these photos!
That is such a cute idea! I love that you can change it for different outfits!
Lauren | Pretty as a Peony
This is such a cool idea! I like the striped one the best.
Convertible purses are nothing new, but this KS one is actually beautiful! I remember infomercials from back in the day about changing purses and thinking who unstylish they were. This is the exact opposite, I’d happily wear this to work and play! xx Rox-Anne Celebrating This Life
Woah this was such clever design! Props to Kate Spade! I don’t think I’ve seen any other brand with convertible bags?? -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s
This is such a good idea I love it!
Xo, Kelsey | http://www.petiteinherpearls.com
This is such a genius idea! You don’t need to swap out all of your stuff this way, and you still can have such a different look.
This bag is SO fun! Why aren’t all bags like this?! I’m obsessed! xo Devon Seventeen Dresses
The idea is genius! Bags are pricey, so having convertible bags would save us a lot of money 🙂
I’ve always loved Kate Spade, and this feels like a fun way to make an investment bag feel a little less committal. sure stripes are fun, but it’s nice to know at the end of the day you can go back to a classic black bag. Love it.
Awesome bag, Carly! It looks brilliant to have so much versatility with one item!
I hope you’re having a wonderful Tuesday,
I cannot believe these are all the same bag! I had to read twice to pick up on that. lol!
I’m obsessed with all these looks — and that adorable white dress!
This is so fascinating, it’s very curious to see the Kate Spade brand moving in this convertible style direction. I will say, it’s totally something I would love because I always get marks and dirt on the fronts of my bags and it would be great to cover that up and help the longevity of the bag!
What a smart idea! This would save SO much closet space, too!
I love Kate Spade! I have a purse with a matching wallet from Kate Spade and I am always getting compliments!