5 Handbag Colors That Go With Everything (and Aren't Black)

Break the all-black pattern with these stylish choices.

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While dressing in all black makes for easy morning dressing, I’ve learned it is horrible for my mood. There are some occasions where head-to-toe black attire is unavoidable, but I always have to inject some color into my look through my accessories. For this reason, I don’t even own an all-black handbag. Rounding out my outfit with a vibrant handbag is an easy way to add some joy to my look. Whether it’s a yellow satchel or a knit red mini bag, I’ve been known to tote around bags of all colors. And speaking of an all-black outfit: a colorful handbag looks great with that. To help you add some pizazz to your day-to-day looks, I’ve laid out five exciting handbag colors that are incredibly versatile and fun.

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Red

Red is probably the most neutral of the colors on this list. It adds a fantastic pop of color to your outfit without being too bold. I would argue that red goes with everything as it’s essentially a seasonless color (unlike black, which is quite a bummer in summer). If you’re feeling daring, you can lean into the red aesthetic fully and opt for a head-to-toe cherry ensemble

Baby Amber Mini Croc-Effect Leather Shoulder Bag
By Far Baby Amber Mini Croc-Effect Leather Shoulder Bag $560.00
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LastFrame Bag
LastFrame Two Tone Rib Knit Bag $255.00
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Malva 3 Grained-Leather Bag
Tsatsas Malva 3 Grained-Leather Bag $670.00
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Kuei Bag
Brandon Blackwood Kuei Bag $395.00
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Polly Zuri Bag
Anima Iris Polly Zuri Bag $510.00
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Yellow

When it comes to colorful accessories, yellow is quite a versatile color, too. I recently snagged a yellow Telfar bag, and looking at it always brings a smile to my face. I specifically enjoy pairing yellow handbags with neutral clothing and gold jewelry.

Tulipano Bag
Mansur Gavriel Tulipano Bag $695.00
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Mini Woven Bag
Mlouye Mini Woven Bag $235.00
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Large Yellow Shopping Bag
Telfar Large Yellow Shopping Bag $257.00
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Lucite Buckle Mini
Imago-A Lucite Buckle Mini $365.00
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Yellow Faux-Leather Small Triangle Tote
MM6 Maison Margiela Yellow Faux-Leather Small Triangle Tote $300.00
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Green

If you want to really experiment with color, go for a green handbag. While perusing the market for this story, I found myself gravitating towards green purses. In terms of turning up the volume of an outfit, a green handbag does just that in one fell swoop.

Mishe Bag
Vavvoune Mishe Bag $495.00
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Cathari Puff Bag
Danielle Cathari Cathari Puff Bag $115.00
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Oval Bag
Audette Oval Bag $400.00
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Green Mini Puffin Bag
Simon Miller Green Mini Puffin Bag $295.00
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Emerald Croc Diana Bag
Mateo Emerald Croc Diana Bag $325.00
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Purple

Purple handbags can range from deep magenta hues to bright lilac shades. Darker purples feel neutral, while pastel versions make more of a statement. Bottom line: The addition of a purple handbag makes any outfit more playful and cheery.

SYL Bag
Brandon Blackwood SYL Bag $150.00
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Cesta Bag
Vasquiat Cesta Bag $280.00
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Nuit Bag
Audette Nuit Bag $330.00
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Mini Half Moon Bag
Coach Mini Half Moon Bag $89.00
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Purple Rain Zaza Bag
Anima Iris Purple Rain Zaza Bag $375.00
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Orange

Orange has a range of hues—from bright citrus to burnt tonal. It is a shockingly adaptable color and while it certainly can be worn year-round, I prefer to wear my orange handbags during the warmer months.

Filippo Bag
Yvonne Kone Filippo Bag $405.00
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Aaks
Aaks Baba Berry Bag $263.00
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Kendrick Trunk
Brandon Blackwood Kendrick Trunk $185.00
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Gabriel For Sach Mila Cross Bag
Gabriel For Sach Mila Cross Bag $286.00
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Kim Stampatto Bag
Teddy Blake Kim Stampatto Bag $399.00
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