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Holding Patterns

BY Styled by Jacqueline Zenere | Art Direction by James Aguiar | August 23, 2017 | Feature Features National

Fashion week's takeaway trend? Standard-issue handbags are a thing of the past—whether arm-cradled, neck-strung or waist-wrapped, there's a way to hoist your carryall that says it all.

Dress, $7,300, Valentino, NorthPark Center; double-georgette scarf, $1,200, Tom Ford, Highland Park Village; white fingerless leather long gloves, $725, Gucci, NorthPark Center; Leigh small top handle crossbody bag with chain, $595,; Fantasy Fabric patent calfskin boots, $1,575, Chanel, Highland Park Village.

Stretch-velvet dress with handembroidered floral threadwork, $4,995, and Louis XI black suede boot accented with floral embroidery, price upon request, both by Naeem Khan at Neiman Marcus, NorthPark Center; Jacobian flower-embroidered nude duchesse satin bustier with carmine silk faille sash, $3,990, by Oscar de la Renta at Neiman Marcus, NorthPark Center; Diane floral-embroidered chain wallet, $1,595, by Jason Wu at; gold chains, stylist's own.

Iridescent lambskin coat, $13,800, at Chanel, Highland Park Village; Mamma Said dress, $2,495, at; large Moon bag, $5,350, at; Ada shoe in gold metallic nappa/silver mirror nappa, $595, by Malone Souliers at; tights, stylist's own.

Draped-shoulder sequin colorblock dress, $5,900, at Tom Ford, Highland Park Village; Folly Uniform jacket, $1,500, by Zimmermann at Elements; soft Sofia handbag, $2,100, and rain protector, price upon request, both at Salvatore Ferragamo, NorthPark Center; Remola suede boot, $1,775, by Manolo Blahnik at

Red maxi cutout pullover dress, $3,750, by Fendi at Neiman Marcus, NorthPark Center; Hammock Dots bag, $3,350, and Barcelona Dots bag, $3,150, both by Loewe at Forty Five Ten and; scarf, $1,200, by Prada at Neiman Marcus, NorthPark Center; gloves, price upon request, at

Chestnut and black triacetate and polyester striped blazer, $1,995, by Altuzarra at; fur stole, price upon request, at; white short-sleeved T-shirt, $195, at; linear beaded pant, $5,495, by Naeem Khan at Neiman Marcus, NorthPark Center; silver cap-toe chain pumps, $1,990, at Tom Ford, Highland Park Village; leather gloves with pearls, $1,440, and GG Marmont matelassé leather belt bag, $1,050, both at Gucci, NorthPark Center.

Floral-print coat with two-colored mink-fur trim, $6,125, at; top, $3,680, and skirt, $6,940, both by Prada at Neiman Marcus, NorthPark Center; sunglasses, $1,240, at Gucci, NorthPark Center; Double T mini bag in calf hair and leather, $735, at Tod’s, NorthPark Center.

Minerva chestnut, black and gold silk embellished dress, $20,000,; floral-print lace blouse, $690,; handbag, $2,700, Chanel, Highland Park Village; shoes, price upon request, by Prada at Neiman Marcus, NorthPark Center.

Check Giallo/Vichy devoré single-shoulder dress with embroidered tulle underlay top and skirt, $3,225, at Versace, NorthPark Center; Geometric mesh top, price upon request, similar styles at; bra, $900, at Dior, Highland Park Village; glasses, $320, by Miu Miu at LensCrafters, NorthPark Center; belt in Dark Cavados and Nero Karung, $810, at Bottega Veneta, NorthPark Center; brown and yellow leather bag, $1,980, and white vinyl and leather bag, $1,370, both at; Simmonbow heel, price upon request, by special order at Manolo Blahnik, 212.582.3007.

Hair by Moiz Alladina at The Wall Group using Kevin Murphy products | Makeup by Kiyoshi Maeda at Utopia using MAC

Tech: Rachel Brennecke | Tech Assistant 1: Ryan Hickey | Market Editor: Helena Kontos | Stylist Assistant: Emily Hannon

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