I had to look up what exactly a saddle bag is on Wikipedia [besides what Jillian Michael is always encouraging me to get rid of.] As you can probably guess, they are bags that attach on a side of a saddle on a horse. Simple, right? Well, saddle bags are also a fabulous fashion accessory…when used as a handbag instead of a bag for feeds and whatever else cowboys need. Most saddle handbags are small, have a curved shape, especially on the bottom and have a long flap in the front. They also usually [not always] have a long strap, to be worn cross-body. They are PERFECT for casual breezy looks and look fantastic with anything from summer sun dresses to jeans and boots!
I dig the basic tan, like this one by Ralph Lauren, but there is a wide variety of colors and materials!
Dooney & Bourke textured bag.
I adore the texture/pattern on this bag. Go western for a day and bust out your cowboy boots!
Perfection by Michael Kors.
This is an excellent affordable option. I like the way it zips in the front instead of a clasp closure!
This is my favorite saddle handbag in the entire world Neon coral Proenza Schouler.
Because saddle handbags lean more towards the casual side of things, I suggest pairing them with a sun dress or shorts and a tank in the summer and with jeans and boots in the winter.