The transition from spring to summer is never more fraught than at the end of April, when the desire to brighten one's look doesn't quite override the ongoing need for woollens. Solution: the metallic bag, a clever accessory that straddles both seasons.
In silver or bronze, with understated hardware, it's a far more stylish nod to sunny times than coral toes in sandals when it's barely 10 degrees out there.
From left to right:
H&M, $34.95 through www.hm.com.
Givenchy (silver), $2,345 at Holt Renfrew ( www.holtrenfrew.com).
D2, $99.99 at Winners ( www.winners.ca).
MK Michael Kors, $328 through www.michaelkors.com.