Q. I have a question in regards to metallics. I really like this hobo bag in which the color comes in a vintage gold/bronze. I usually am into classic things and don’t usually follow trendy things. However, this hobo bag is beautiful and I want to wear the bag for a long time, but worry that metallics will be out soon. How long will metallics be in for? Or would it just be better for me to get the hobo bag in the brown color? I need your advice.
-Shine, shine, shine
A. Unfortunately, there’s no surefire way to guess when trends come and go. Our style editor, Jennifer, has been sporting a fabulous metallic bag from Lorelei for months and her mom loves it so much that she bought one recently as well. The stores and sites we regularly visit are also still jam packed with metallics in bronze, gold, and silver for Fall (like the Audra Metallic Hobo shown left from Isabella Fiore at saks.com). If you love the bag, then I say go for it, especially since it’s in a deeper hue for Fall. If you buy a brown hobo, sure you’ll use it, but there’s no guarantee that you won’t be bored with it in a few months. Just because it’s neutral doesn’t necessarily mean it’s useful, stylish or will make you feel good. Go with your gut - just don’t spend a bundle for the “trend.”