A new season always brings with it lots of new choices. In planning your Winter 2014 / 2015 wardrobe means shopping smart.  Here are the key trends to invest in.


One-Stop Dressing: Shapely pencil skirts and curve hugging sleek sheath dresses remain one-stop solutions to instant fashion savvy. Keep a slim torso, long sleeve, a subtle flare over the hips and knees with a slim belt and you are good to go.


The “IT” Bag:  The front page news is with the Bag. Top handle bags are the arm candy of the season. For drama wear a winter white bag or add a pop of color with a red or blue bag. We are currently obsessed with top-handle bags because it's a trend that will take you from Winter to Spring with the greatest of ease!


Not quite sure how to incorporate a top-handle bag into your wardrobe? Look for a top-handle bag that also comes with a long shoulder strap. This will lend itself to be both work-appropriate and easily transition from daytime into post-work cocktails. Carrying the bag over your arm look Tre’s chic, but sling it over your shoulder when you need to be hands free.


In addition to being an undeniably sophisticated, ladylike choice,  a top-handle bag is a truly versatile option that can be sported with daytime and party outfits alike.


Yearning for a top-handle bag of your own? We had a feeling you might be, which is why we hunted relentlessly to find you a handful of first-rate options.


Is Big Better:  Monster sized totes that sport laptops, tablets gym gear and legal sized files are necessities for urbane working women all around the country.  Yet some women are into the exact opposite! Itty-bitty top handle totes are a delightful option for street-style fashionistas. They may not fit as much but my heavens they are cute!


The good news is that top handle bags come in mini, small, medium and large versions. Get one with a removable long shoulder strap you can go hands free if necessary.


What do you think about the top-handle handbag? Don't you just love that it has an option to wear in your hand or with a strap? Beaute Bags has many top handle options in both vegan and genuine leather.