My fashion tips/tricks
A great leather bag, but be weary of trends. Stick with black, cream, tan or red. I've got a cherry red Balenciaga motorcycle bag I've had for 8 years that I still use and get compliments on. It goes to show if you buy good quality they will last well (and I most certainly am not the poster child for taking care of things properly!). The second thing is to really think about what you'll be using the bag for the most, what size you need, whether you want a shoulder strap or you're happy to carry it. I love my Alexander Wang Rocco duffle, but with the brass studs it makes it such a heavy bag that i can never take it travelling. It's heavy enough empty! Personally I like to keep a few bags in rotation. I haven't bought a new bag in 2 years so at the moment I am toying with a new purchase of a Chloe Paraty or Marcie bag - and apart from knowing I want black - I can't decide on which size or model! I will usually spend 3 months researching before buying a new bag, looking at images before I decide. For this reason I am a solo shopper!
Leopard print shoes - whether they be sandals or flats, heels or booties - a leopard shoe is very versatile and can instantly jazz up what would be a basic outfit. They go great with white, black, grey or denim! I even have leopard print nikes I bought when I was in New York last year so I can carry the style to my workouts!
Leopard accessories - I have a great Louis Vuitton leopard print scarf that I've had for 4 years and still wear it at least one a week! It goes great with a leather biker jacket or I can wear it on the beach as a sarong! It's one of my all time favourite purchases. Leopard scarves are always on sale every season so you can find one that suits you and your budget.