Pastels are on the near horizon, and this twist on a classic only drives the trend home. I have Ralph Lauren Collection’s natural-leather saddle bag; it’s a must for where I live, in horse country where all my neighbors have mustangs and mares. (An equestrian bag is as close as I’ll get!)
I love my medium saddle – with a long adjustable strap, it’s quick to go crossbody when I need both hands. But this shoulder-length style keeps things ladylike and proper, and the serene hue is right on time, beautiful for warm weather and is just what you need to lighten your look (no harsh browns and blacks with airy summer frocks).
This sleek shade of sky is a better fit for those who are a bit more city-minded, and so is the shape. The flap couldn’t be easier: you don’t have to use the tab to close it and the interior has a large open pocket for phone right at your disposal, no rummaging required.
The dangling stirrup fob is totally optional. It’s up to you: how much horsing around are you up for?
At Saks Fifth Avenue for $1,250.
Pair with: Take this satchel off the range and into edgy urban territory with the unexpected pairing of T by Alexander Wang’s paneled mesh and jersey dress. The tank style is a no-brainer and you can’t go wrong with summer-bright white. On Net-a-Porter for $285.