I love dressing up, but like most busy moms, some days I just want to keep it simple with a classic white top and jeans! So how do I give a basic outfit of the day some personality? By adding a statement bag that pops.

Right now, I’m obsessed with this Vera Bradley Mallory Tote, which has been updated in new colors like this pretty coral-red for spring. Pairing a bag like this with simple looks is the easiest way to make the outfit more interesting- I’ve been carrying this one non-stop!

You may be familiar with Vera Bradley’s patterned travel bags, but there are so many other pieces in the collection, from cross-bodies to backpacks and satchels – all of which are perfect statement pieces that look amazing with casual to dressier outfits.

While you could opt for a smaller bag in a bright color or pattern, I love the look of this carryall, structured tote in a bold color paired with a laid-back outfit like the one I’m wearing here. Plus, the bag is ultra roomy with lots of smaller compartments inside, so I can pack my entire day into it and go! A major plus on days when I want to keep everything simple but put together.

How to make simple outfits stand out with a statement tote in a bold color.


This Spring, take simple outfits up a stylish notch with a classic tote in a fresh, bold color.

Shop: Mallory Tote in Sycamore Canyon Sunset

Thanks to Vera Bradley for sponsoring this post.