M Missoni shows you how to carry your Autumn/Winter 2014 handbag

Back during Fashion Week, we told you all about the crazy new ways to carry your handbag in 2014, including carrying your shoulder bag as a backpack.

Well M Missoni have just gone and done exactly that with their Autumn/Winter 2014 handbags.

In the newly released campaign, shot by Mel Bles, models are seen casually slinging the bags over their shoulders.

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And we’re not talking sporty bags or backpacks either. These are as feminine as they get, embellishments, playful textures, gold chain handles and all.

We can only conclude that this is what we need to do to be part of the cool kid gang.

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Trend of Fashion Style

Now that normcore is, well, the norm, it’s tempting to ditch our sky-high platforms and sharp-shouldered jackets and just live in sneaks and mom jeans day in and day out. And, as winter approaches, the allure of these cozy, security-blanket-type clothes only grows. The one obstacle: being an adult, and all of its sartorial demands. From work and happy hours to dates and other social or professional outings, sweatshirts and socks with sandals won’t fly — at least most of the time (or, unless you work at R29).
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But, it turns out that dressing like a grown-up — even a fashionable grown-up — doesn’t have to be painful. In fact, it can feel just as good as wearing your favorite hoodie. Just ask Jessica Sweatt — the Nashville-based style blogger behind Here & Now who has figured out how to transition her laid-back style into adult life. In fact, it’s a big reason she started blogging in the first place. “After college, I became intrigued by how ‘grown up’ people were supposed to dress,” she says. “That’s when I began my own personal style journey online three years ago.” And, with a day job that involves waking up early in the morning and schooling 12-year-olds (Sweatt’s a math teacher), she’s definitely had to master comfortable, no-nonsense style with professional poise.

So, we asked Sweatt to give us her top 10 throw-on-and-go items that every girl needs in her grown-up closet. Her picks, all from Nordstrom Rack, and how to wear them, ahead.