By looking in perspective, it’s quite easy to acknowledge the fact that a perfect outfit, regardless of how stylish and fashion-forward, could never feel entirely complete without an outstanding bag able to complement its very own charm. The two are like the posh Yin and Yang that interact only to create a greater result, a perfect union, to extend a unique vision. With that being said, there’s no such thing as too many bags for a woman who knows how to make the best out of her powerful styling assets. Set to be an extension of our individual personality and a tribute paid to our distinct fashion sense, a great handbag should be anything but boring. In order to avoid the lingering translation, a splash of color, a statement print or a bold hue would make for an unmistakable testimonial of taste and contemporary feel. Read on for 5 totes that shun the black and make for brilliant christmas gifts. Victoria Beckham ‘Victoria’ leather tote The luxurious electric-blue leather tote envisioned by Victoria Beckham for the fall/winter 2012 collection carries on the same polished and clean aesthetic that’s easily recognizable in all of her high-end designs. Her sophisticated eponymous tote is expertly crafted and borrows on the designer’s strong identity, being a clear reflection of her sumptuous and refined life-style. Burberry Prorsum Metallic Leather Tote Burberry Prorsum’s metallic-tangerine leather tote is far from anything ordinary, being more of a steady sartorial statement. The bright hued tote evokes the street couture vibe that defines all of the brand’s latest collections, by playing upon wearability and the fashion house’s exquisite Edwardian inspiration. Sophie Hulme Tan Leather Tote There’s something about a tan leather tote that instantly screams timeless elegance. The classic handbag has been empowered with armor-inspired detailing and a cute D-ring to hold the chic charms and keyfobs. Its rich hue and smart design make it a staple piece meant to effortlessly complement any modern day wardrobe. Alexander Wang Prisma Tote Painted in the fall season’s star color, the Alexander Wang oxblood Prisma tote is the modern approach to the everyday handbag. Featuring a spacious interior and skinny shoulder straps, the smart tote blends together the relaxed off-duty feel with the luxurious character of Wang’s uptown aesthetic, for an accessory filled with untamed attitude. MCQ Alexander McQueen Hummingbird-print Shell Pack-Away Shopper Alexander McQueen’s unique vision is perfectly noticeable in the printed shell shopper that cleverly fuses the everyday casualness, with the sophisticated night feel. The resourceful handbag is designed with a zip-fastening gold base that as the hours progress, could effortlessly turn into a chic faux leather wallet just in time for happy hour. Ideal for the busy woman that’s always on the go.