More often than not, with the arrival of a new season comes a sudden urge to breathe new life into your wardrobe — accessories closet included. And when that time comes (read: the very moment you decide you want to freshen up your purse collection), prepare to draw inspiration from Constance Wu's navy bag — a petite, circular-shaped crossbody that's equal parts stylish and practical. Consider yourself warned: one look at it will have you rethinking that black bag you reach for every morning.
On Oct. 29, Wu was photographed on her way to an appearance on Build Series NYC, a live interview series where fans sit just a few inches away from celebrities. The actor discussed how she's adjusted to the attention she's received since starring in Crazy Rich Asians (which is now the sixth highest-grossing rom-com of all time).
For the occasion, Wu donned a flouncy floral-print midi dress that features a tie-collar, a tiered skirt, and contrasting black piping. Since it was a chilly Oct. day, the actor teamed the summery staple with a pair of black leather boots that complemented the black piping on the dress. She topped off her look with oversized, square-shaped sunglasses and her navy circle bag.
Wu's look was certainly show-stopping, and considering the fact that dress-and-boots pairings are very much on the rise for fall (and winter), it was also right in line with emerging trends. But it was her navy-colored circle bag, which hails from L.A.-based brand, Clare V., that ultimately stole the show.
The actor's bag, the Petit Alistair, draws inspiration from vintage luggage. It features top handles in addition to a removable shoulder strap, so you can carry it in hand or wear it as a crossbody. The best part? It's available in nine different colors, including Wu's navy, a petal pink, a marigold, a fiery red, and a classic white.
The beauty of Wu's handbag — as well as others designed in the round shape — lies in its simple, modern design. It's a pair-with-everything accessory that you can always turn to when you feel as though your look is missing that special something. Feel the sudden urge to scoop up a new handbag? Below, shop Wu's exact bag, as well as The Zoe Report's favorite circle purses to carry (pun intended) into the new season.