ESC: 5 Days 5 Ways, Kendall Jenner

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Handbags come in all shapes and sizes, but there's something stellar about a solid choice. 

Pretty much any color will do—just be sure you're making a statement in the process. Remember: Playing around with silhouettes, materials and hardware is key.

Thanks to Kendall Jenner, you now have proof that black doesn't have to be boring either. A monochrome bag can be really exciting if you play with textures. If faux fur isn't your thing, fringe or a quilted pattern are cool substitutes.

ESC: 5 Days 5 Ways, Beyonce

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Beyoncé's Barbie pink hobo bag was no match for the Warriors-Clippers game she and Jay-Z were watching. She proves you can bring an unorthodox colored bag ultimately anywhere. If you're unsure about pink, try a different pastel color. Whatever you choose, opt for a slouchy shape and hold it with pride.

ESC: 5 Days 5 Ways, Olivia Palermo

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A clutch is a sophisticated choice when you're heading out for a night on the town. Tucked under your arm it's practically hands-free and when held, it perfectly showcases your fresh manicure. Olivia Palermo 's straight-out-of-a-comic-book blue clutch is definitely making a POW! kind of statement. Colors and unusual shapes together can spice up any outfit. Keep this in mind when on the hunt for your next strapless handbag.

ESC: 5 Days 5 Ways, Karlie Kloss

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White usually gets pushed to the side when it comes to accessories, but now you know it shouldn't. Karlie Kloss proves the more surface, the better when it comes to this shade. For model-worthy style, go for an oversized handbag and stick to cool colors like light blue or pale purple.

EveESC: 5 Days 5 Ways, Eve

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Who's that girl? Na na nananana na nananana. And that almost-a-crossbody-bucket bag hybrid in cherry red? Amazing. Don't be afraid to play with lengths. There are no rules when it comes to handbags, so have your strap as long or as short as you'd like...just make sure you've chosen one in an epic primary color.

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