The fashion Gods have presented an opportunity with the striped bag. First of all, it lets you play with patterns. Take note of Nicole Richie, who paired plaid with stripes. Because there is black in both prints, it absolutely works. Secondly, stripes let you have a little fun. No one is going to look at a striped purse and think: “There’s someone who takes life too seriously.” So don’t squander this opportunity for fashionable risk and fun, and get yourself a striped purse (or at least a wallet)!