Now isn't exactly the time to think about leather jackets (or leather anything, come to think of it), but one piece that does pass muster is the leather handbag. This season's most coveted styles have been perforated to perfection, lending them a distinctive, textured appearance. They also happen to transition perfectly to fall.
This everyday-perfect Tilly's tote bag ($12.97) is absurdly inexpensive, and it also stands up to the task of carrying your daily load with ease. Awash in smooth, faux gray leather, its central panel features a perforated triangle pattern and is cinched with a simple self-tie at the neck. Amazing what a difference these details make!
Keep it sleek and simple with this Calvin Klein Olivia tote ($89.99) over your shoulder. Beautifully constructed with a timeless silhouette and minimal detailing, this go-everywhere bag exudes class. It's also available in black, but we love this crisp white version as a cool alternative for warm weather.
The ubiquitous crossbody goes petite this season, the size perfect to hold just the essentials and allow you to comfortably navigate crowded summer music festivals and busy sidewalks in style. This Linea Pelle Veronica bag ($44) is utter perfection, from its edgy stud details to its mauve hue.
Fiery hot and absolutely insatiable, this radiant Vince Camuto Fiona satchel ($129.99) makes quite a statement with its vibrant coral leather, which is perfectly punctured with interspersing diamond and circle perforations. The silhouette is pure sophistication: clean lines, low-key detailing and dainty handles for a ladylike finish.
Decorative perforation brings a unique sort of artistry to any piece. That's particularly evident on this Kate Spade South Street Lacey wallet ($112), which is detailed with a bold cutout pattern and finished in a pretty rose-pink color. Sure, it's a wallet, but there's no reason you can't show this off in lieu of a clutch!