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

Break the all-black pattern with these stylish choices

Green handbag
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Women who want to get the most use out of their handbags, especially if they are looking to drop big bucks on an investment piece, are likely to buy black bags over any other color because black is always in, and it goes with virtually everything. So you can expect to use it for many years. But before you go and buy yet ​another black bag, keep in mind black is not the only versatile handbag color you can own. While it might be harmonious with many colors, it can really drag down a colorful outfit, especially in the spring and summer. These four handbag colors are just as versatile than black and are both functional and stylish.

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Woman holding metallic handbag
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Metallic handbags, be they gold, silver, copper, or any other metallic shade, are incredibly versatile. They also know no season, which means you can carry them all year long. A metallic bag will harmonize with any color you are wearing, dress up a more casual outfit, or add a punch of style and glam to a basic pair of jeans and a top. A metallic is like a black handbag with personality: It functions just as well but looks a whole lot more interesting when it's carried. In addition to handbags, metallic is a versatile accessory choice in general.

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Fashion Blogger Eleonora Carisi wears a Fendi suit with a Gucci bag during Paris Fashion Week
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Green is often called a "colored neutral" because it is a color that is as versatile as a neutral shade—neutral meaning colors like navy, brown, gray, black, and tan. A green handbag will not only add a bright punch to a somber, neutral-colored outfit, but it will also complement nearly any color you might wear without looking out of place. Combinations like pink and green, purple and green, coral and green, and yellow and green are simply gorgeous. While many green hues could work for your wardrobe, by far the most versatile shade is a bright grassy green. Some claim the color green has potential to relieve stress and create a calming feeling—it couldn't hurt to try, right?

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A guest is wearing a bag from Loewe seen in the streets of Milan during Milan Fashion Week
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Tan handbags that fall into the beige, mid-brown or cognac category are incredibly useful. These colors go with virtually everything in your closet, including those two basics, dark brown and black. Colors in the tan range are true neutrals that are understated and let your outfit do the talking. This means you'll get a lot of use out of a tan-colored bag and as a bonus, you won't have to change your bag as frequently. 

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Fashion editor at Garage magazine Michelle Ellie during Paris Fashion Week
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Teal is considered a universally flattering color, meaning that all skin-tones look great in it. This is because teal is a very warm-based blue. As an accent color for handbags, this shade is also universal because, like green, it complements most other colors without looking too jarring or out of place. Combinations like a pink outfit and teal handbag, a coral sweater and teal purse, a purple dress and teal clutch are all lovely and flattering. This hue also makes a statement with neutral outfits in gray, navy, black, brown, tan, and khaki.