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’Tis the season for a packed holiday schedule of soirées dinners and celebrations as well as the need to sort out stylish looks for every occasion. One gift that continues to shine through it all is an iconic handbag. The latest collection of the classic Polo Ralph Lauren’s Polo ID handbags, are elegant carryalls that are the north star for any festive ensemble and come in a variety of colors, textures, and sizes.
Don’t take our word for it. Just look at these three chic friends of ELLE: influencers Amy Lefevre, Rachel Nguyen, and Amy Joseph, who take the handbag for a spin around their respective cities. Whether these women are attending a fete in NYC’s Upper East Side, strolling among Chicago’s iconic architecture or celebrating in parts of Los Angeles that even locals may not know, the Polo ID handbag is the ideal finishing touch to their seasonal looks. Read on to see how they styled it and why it’s the perfect bag for the holidays.
New York City
For model Amy Lefevre, the trick to the perfect holiday look is one that’s timeless and sleek. A cozy ivory sweater coupled with a satin maxi skirt has the right mix of textures that feel appropriately festive. Lefevre adds a pair of riding boots because running around New York City requires a stylish yet comfortable shoe. But her real secret to looking put together? A classic suede handbag like the Polo ID Leather-Trim Suede Shoulder Bag in every New Yorker’s favorite color, black. “I’ve always been drawn to black accessories because they go with almost every outfit,” she says. “You can never go wrong!” Lefevre felt a neutral ensemble would complement the Upper East Side with its abundance of museums and elegant brownstones. “It’s one of my favorite neighborhoods,” she says. “The area is so beautiful.”
During the holidays video diarist Rachel Nguyen goes all in with festive color, opting for outfits in shades of red, black, and white. Her favorite look consists of a bold crimson turtleneck and matching puffer vest coupled with sleek black stirrup leggings and ballet flats. Instead of going all in with that palette, Nguyen likes to throw in a surprise, namely a bright yellow Polo ID Satin Mini Shoulder Bag. “I love how it’s complementary and less matchy-matchy,” she says. “The right kind of yellow needs to be not not too bright or gold. This one is perfect because you can wear it to literally any event.” Nguyen likes to take hers for a spin around Los Angeles, showing off an untouched section smack dab in the middle of the city that many may not know. “It’s a curious experience, wandering around,” she says. “You can walk three miles without realizing it and find yourself under the Hollywood sign!”
Chicago’s most striking aspect may be its architecture, which is why fashion content creator Amy Joseph makes it a point to show off her favorite structure, The Wrigley Building. “I love its golden doors and detailing,” she says. “It’s one of the beautiful buildings that really make this city special.” While the gilded accents might be what draws Joseph to the space, her own aesthetic leans more minimal. “During the colder months, my wardrobe tends to transition to a more neutral aesthetic,” she explains. Her perfect holiday outfit involves a sleek black suit contrasted with tough combat boots. To give the look celebratory flair, Joseph opts for the Polo ID Satin Mini Shoulder Bag. “I’m petite so I love a smaller size that still fits my things,” she explains. “It’s the perfect accessory for all of my holiday events, whether it’s a casual daytime event or a night out.”