The end of summer means the end of travelling light. Cooler weather means layers, whether that's a cardigan and cloche in fall or a wool hat, scarf and gloves in winter. Go for a big tote that will carry your necessities without busting at the seams.
Hobos, totes and large framed bags are all great choices, especially if they have lots of compartments. (We hate fishing through nail files, notepads and phone when we're just looking for the lip balm.) Leather never goes out of style (remember to seal any suede, though), and fall 2010 is calling for bold colors like teal, red and yellow.
Extra points for animal prints, lace, studs, and military-style details.
Up next: for your hands, your wrists and maybe your forearms…