Q: I just bought a gorgeous, and very practical, red leather handbag (the Marc Jacobs Totally Turnlock Teri Tote). Its my first red purse and I'm just wondering if I have to match the red handbag with red shoes?
A. Red handbags are one of our favorite ways to accessorize, since you can wear them with almost any color in your wardrobe. Forget about matching your red bag to red shoes and instead opt for brown, black, camel, tan, white, gold, silver, bronze, blue, green... In other words, wear your red bag with everything and don't worry too much about matching the color to your clothes or shoes.
(The Teri tote is no longer available online in red, but we found a similar Marc bag at shopbop.com, shown here)