Transitioning To Fall

Whether you are mourning the end of summer or anxiously awaiting the start of a cooler season, fall will be here before we know it. We are in the camp that cannot wait to start wearing our fall purchases immediately…we like instant gratification, and our new collection is too good to wait for the weather to change.

To seamlessly transition from summer to fall, our Southcoast collection is the ultimate in seasonless style. Below, some of our favorite fashion bloggers show us how to style their Southcoast bags both now and later with a few teeny tweaks.

Saddle bags are huge right now, and they are not going anywhere for the upcoming season. The Sonny in Black Charleston will carry you through seasons to come. Swap Grasie’s tee for a turtleneck when temperatures drop.

Backpacks are another style that it girls cannot get enough of. Super-chic and hands free…what’s not to love about our Gloria? Carry with a trench worn as a dress now, and layer the dress over jeans like Jess later.

Does anything say weekend ease like jeans, a tee, and of-the-moment sneakers? Layer a chunky cardigan on top, and Meagan’s look is the ultimate in casual on a cool day. We think our Delaney in Smoke Wilmington is the perfect slouchy style to complete any laidback look.

Is it possible for a camel color to be both seasonless yet scream fall at the same time? Our Maxine in Tan Savannah is just that. We envision a jean jacket as the perfect topper to add warmth to Sydne’s look come fall.

Shop these Southcoast styles: Sonny, Gloria, Delaney, Maxine

Happy Friday!

-Your friends at Brahmin

Posted on August 26, 2016 and filed under Bloggers & Fashion.

The September Issue

If you have a pile of magazine subscriptions that arrive in your mailbox each month like we do, we are sure you share our excitement for September. The biggest season in fashion and the ultimate month for magazines, September brings a season of fresh starts and shopping possibilities. The temperatures may still say it is summer, but as we flip through thousands of pages of fall fashion, we cannot help but be excited for the season ahead.

As you divulge into your issues, you may notice a Brahmin or two gracing the glossy pages of Harper’s Bazaar and StyleWatch. Here are a few of our favorite styles of the season as showcased on the spreads:

The Lily Clutch can be found in a feature appropriately named “Croc ‘n’ Roll” in Harper’s Bazaar. This style takes croc one step further with finishing touches like whipstitching and suede accents.

StyleWatch hits on top-handle bags as a must-have of the season, and our Brinley is the perfect answer to this trend. With ladylike lines and in fall’s quintessential forest green hue, this satchel will be your go-to style all season long.

Since it is technically still August, you may have seen the Debra in the August issue of Harper’s Bazaar. This red-hot style is perfect to carry now and to add a pop of color to your wardrobe as temperatures drop.

What are your favorite magazines for style inspiration? Are you as excited for fall as we are?

-Your friends at Brahmin

Posted on August 23, 2016 and filed under As Seen In.

Trending: Teal

In skimming through our social feeds of our favorite fashion bloggers, we noticed a big trend: TEAL. Two of our top Southcoast styles are available in soft leathers in this rich hue, and bloggers cannot get enough.

Scroll on to see what we mean and to get some major style inspiration. We have a feeling you just may fall in love with teal, too…

Jessica Camerata, @mystylevita

Grasie Mercedes, @grasiemercedes

Sheryl Luke, @walkinwonderland

Jessica Wang, @notjessfashion, Kendall Kremer, @styledsnapshots

Will you hop on the teal train this Fall? Which style is your favorite?

-Your friends at Brahmin

Posted on August 19, 2016 and filed under Bloggers & Fashion.

Fall's Top Trends

Whipstitching. Suede accents. A tassel or two.

Fall’s top trends are all about the details, and fashion bloggers cannot get enough of these designs. The hand-woven whipstitching adds an element of luxe with a slight nod to Western, and the textures complete the rich, multidimensional looks. All show off the beautiful handiwork of our artisans.

Read on to see how two of our favorite bloggers (we’re sure you’ve seen both Sheryl of Walk in Wonderland and Meagan of Meagan’s Moda here on our blog before) styled two of the season’s must-have handbags. 

Sheryl played up the Vivian Satchel’s ladylike lines with a classic tweed dress finished with a black bow and Mary Jane pumps. A long black vest tops off the look and adds a little extra warmth come Fall.  

Meagan’s look also seamlessly transitions from Summer to Fall with a versatile romper…shorts on the bottom and long sleeves on top. We love those embroidered bell sleeves! Carry the Sonny with you everywhere you go now and continue straight through cooler temps.  

Add both bags to your collection: shop the Vivian and the Sonny.

-Your friends at Brahmin

Posted on August 17, 2016 and filed under Bloggers & Fashion.

The One Handbag Every Woman Should Own

If you are like us and worship Rachel Zoe’s innate flair for styling, you may have seen the same article on The Zoe Report: The One Handbag Every Woman Should Own. As handbag connoisseurs, we were immediately intrigued as to which style Rachel would choose as the ultimate closet essential. After all, we could argue that each style from the clutch to the crossbody plays an important role in your closet. Any guesses as to what style Rachel chose?

Her answer: the tote. She raves about the tote’s ability to carry you through busy days jam-packed with meetings, gym sessions, and dinner dates. Spacious and versatile, totes are the practical solution to carry your every necessity form your laptop to sneakers to makeup and beyond. We must say, we agree wholeheartedly and would take this one step further: for each of these events, a Brahmin tote is required. #BrahminRequired   

May we suggest a tote or two to add to your wardrobe, stat? Shop the entire collection here.

-Your friends at Brahmin

Posted on August 12, 2016 .

Toffee Rockdale

You have heard us sing Cocoa Dalton’s praises and we are equally in love with its sister collection, Toffee Rockdale. On the lighter side but with the same beautiful whipstitching and suede accents, this collection is a showstopper this season. 

Today we reveal a third video filmed at our Fall photo shoot…the Thelma Tote featured in one of Fall’s must-have textures.

See the Thelma in motion below, and make it your own here.

Scroll through the full collection below...hurry and choose your favorite before it sells out! 

-Your friends at Brahmin

Posted on August 10, 2016 and filed under Behind the Scenes.

Fall's IT Collection: Stone Carlisle

If you have seen our Fall collection’s debut, chances are you have been swooning over a style or two in Stone Carlisle. Sure to be a hero of Fall, this collection is the perfect combination: it has a wear-with-everything appeal in neutral tones, but multiple textures add a wow-quality that will elevate any look.

See a favorite style, the Large Duxbury Satchel, in Stone Carlisle in action at our Fall photo shoot in this video:

Sheryl of Walk in Wonderland agreed that this was a Fall must and fell in love with the Arden Satchel at our shoot. Paired with an emerald pleated skirt (can we talk about its amazing movement?!) and leather motorcycle jacket, it is the perfect finishing touch to a toughened-up feminine look.

Read on as Sheryl gives us the inside scoop on what its really like to be a full-time fashion blogger.   

Brahmin: What inspired you to start blogging?

Sheryl: My husband! I have always loved fashion since I was a little girl, and it is my dream to have the biggest walk in closet. It was my husband who encouraged me to start a blog where I could share style inspiration, and Walk In Wonderland was born.

B: Did you ever think blogging would become a full time career?

S: No! It’s amazing to see how the industry has grown in the 6 years I have been blogging. I began with a focus solely on fashion, and as more and more brands began to reach out, I realized this could become a career. I have now expanded to include beauty, travel, and lifestyle on the blog as well. Readers like to see an all-encompassing view.  

B: What is your favorite thing about your job?

S: I have always had fun styling pieces in different ways – there is always something new to do in fashion!

Prep your closet for Fall now and shop the Stone Carlisle collection.

-Your friends at Brahmin

Posted on August 5, 2016 and filed under Bloggers & Fashion.

Denim Blues

We are feeling blue for Fall, and denim-inspired blue hues are trending in a major way. Blue is big season after season, but this Fall the tone is a bit broken in and faded. Think: your favorite pair of jeans that have been worn countless times and only get better with each wear.

Here are some of the images that were inspiring our design team when creating the perfect shade.

The finished product is called Palace, and we think you’ll agree that it is the perfect fall shade.

Shop the entire denim blue trend here and break out your baby blues!

-Your friends at Brahmin

Posted on August 2, 2016 and filed under Trend Inspiration.

Meet Sheryl Luke

We are thrilled to announce a very exciting partnership for Fall with one of our favorite fashion bloggers: Sheryl Luke of Walk in Wonderland. If you follow us on Instagram (and you should!), you may have already seen a few photos of Sheryl carrying our Fall styles.

Stay tuned because we have more to come, but today we are getting to know Sheryl a little better as she shows how to style one of her favorite Southcoast bags in two different ways. 

“I LOVE the Blair from the Southcoast collection. Everyone should have this bag in their closet”. - Sheryl, @walkinwonderland

Below Sheryl shows the versatility of the Blair, as it can be worn just as easily with sneakers or heels.

Denim on denim may be an intimidating trend for some, but Sheryl shows us how to effortlessly pull it off by pairing distressed jeans with a dark denim topper for contrast and dimension. Sneakers are super on-trend at the moment, and they dress down the look while adding a cool-girl edge. The Blair finishes the look with a carefree-chic flair.  

Fall days were made for cozy, chunky-knit sweaters and broken-in jeans.  The luxe leather of our Blair shoulder bag and a chic pair of heels elevate the look and add a sophisticated element.

“Fall is my favorite season. The colors and rich textures…it is my favorite to dress for.” - Sheryl, @walkinwonderland

How will you wear your Southcoast this Fall? Get your Blair here

-Your friends at Brahmin

Posted on July 29, 2016 and filed under Bloggers & Fashion.

Talking Teal

Our newest Southcoast style is named the Blair, and it is perfection: with a cinched drawstring top and shoulder strap that hits at just the right spot, it is the bag you will reach for whenever you are on the go. Did we mention the soft, slouchy leather and that it is available in a brand new hue: Fall’s chicest teal?

You can be sure to see a lot more of this style on top fashion influencers on social media, but here is a sneak peek of how Grasie of Style Me Grasie and Sheryl of Walk in Wonderland styled their teal Blairs: proof that you don’t need to wait until Fall to start carrying this beauty. 

Have you added the Blair to your need list yet? Shop it here.

-Your friends at Brahmin

Posted on July 27, 2016 and filed under Bloggers & Fashion.