I absolutely love it when Michael Kors takes me on safari. Okay, so we’ve never spotted wildebeests in a luxury caravan together, but clearly the man knows how to travel in style! Blending Eastern exoticism with classic American glamour is what he’s best known for – and this is one of Kors’ best bags ever.
I can almost always enjoy them, but woven totes are a dime a dozen. This one takes the idea to a level of untamed beauty. Snake-embossed strips of leather introduce an abundance of texture to the weave. The result: maximum lushness. The geometry is also just right; elongated, trailing straps make their slimness more proportional to such a large tote. They also drive home that carefree feel.
In natural terra-cotta, the weave almost looks like raffia, but in an exotic print, this is perfect for the office and seaside locales. How many bags can bridge that gap? I see myself throwing everything from a picnic blanket for the park to an iPad and snacks for the plane in this savage beauty. Summer life, and the traveling that comes with it, needs a tote like this. Now if I could only get that invitation from Mr. Kors! At Neiman Marcus for $2,595.
Pair with: A shot of yellow will polish this off nicely. From Mulberry’s patent platform ($865) to Prada’s wooden touch ($890) to Rachel Zoe’s goldenrod peep-toe ($325), an energetic sandal is where it’s at.