Handbags are an accessory that I’ve loved for such a long time, and I’ve got to say I’ve become a bit of a collector off. I just love how they can just finish off a look and are also so versatile with so many different outfits. They can be changed seasonally, as you change up your wardrobe and can also be paired specially with an occasion look. It’s just an essential for any woman, as we all need a bit of a Mary Poppins bag to carry all of our day to day items in.
In my last post I was showing you some beautiful high-street pieces, to get your spring wardrobe ready, so it’s only right to show you 5 of the hottest new handbag trends all over the catwalk this season. As the designers just can’t get enough of mixing practicality with style, and creating amazing pieces which you can incorporate into your spring wardrobe too . That could be a designer piece, or a cheaper high-street alternative, but that’s completely up to you.
Feature Handle Tote
This is a really classic and timeless style of bag, and is still traditionally associated with vintage market sellers. So due to the rise in the interest in vintage, and everything old and beautiful, the feature handle tote has had an upgrade, with solid handles of wire, bamboo and wood.
For spring 2019 I would think about bringing the softer shades into your wardrobe, with the light woods and also the creamy bamboos. Not only do they add another texture to your outfit, but also add a real natural look which is just so popular in the fashion industry these days.
This style of bag is perfect for those full out days when you’ve got work in the day, and cocktails with the girls in the evening. You would be able to easily fit your laptop, lunch and your phone in there, as well as your heels for the evening and a change of top too. It would be great for the woman who loves to carry it all and always has that over flowing Mary Poppins style bag.
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The trend for making ordinary, everyday items into pieces of fashion is becoming so much more of a common thing recently. It’s all about taking those ordinary items, and giving them a spotlight on the catwalk. This trend is no exception, as it’s taking the classic netted shopper bag to the next level, and into a statement piece.
They are perfect for an everyday bag, and making them stars of the show. Having a simple white tee and blue jeans, but adding a bright crochet shopper and you look feels instantly more glam. From supermarket shopper, to style stealer in minutes. Or if you’re worried about their strength, you can also pick up a leather one, like this tan one from Zara. That has quite a lot more structure to be able to hold a few more items.
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Formal Shoulder Bag
Workwear is over the catwalk and the high-street this season, as styles are adding that smarter edge to a look. Think tailored trousers, a classic blazer, a loafer and then this trend fits straight into that. It’s all about taking that vibe through your clothing and straight into your accessories too. They classically would look amazing paired with a more tailored look, however I would love to pair it with a more casual look to create a real contrast. I’m thinking a crop top and some high-waisted trousers, with this and a pair of barely there sandals. It’s casual yet smart and stylish. Perfect for an evening out with the girls.
With this look you could splash out and purchase a luxury piece, but I think you can find lot’s of beautiful high-street alternatives for a lot less, if you want a piece of the trend but don’t want to pay a fortune. For example this coral one from Topshop is such a beautiful colour and looks really unique. However, it only has a small price tag and would still look fab paired with some luxurious fabrics.
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It’s not just the crochet shopper that is making a style breakthrough, but so is the Jelly bag too. This brings back a retro revival, with playful and novelty items, but on an everyday level. Think more plastic the better and in brighter and bolder colours. Pastel are a must have at the moment, as well as bright yellows, reds and greens. They look great paired with contrasting feminine items or as a statement with a classic outfit.
However, it’s not the only way to take up this trend, as you can also get more grown up and luxury versions, in leather. They are in more muted and everyday colours and can be laser cut with more intricate designs. You can also have a play with the shapes and styles, as they come in so many sizes, tote’s, cross body bags and even more.
In 2018 it was all about getting those products out there that were handmade and artisan. We all wanted to showcase more than mass manufactured products, and everyone wants a piece of something unique and handcrafted, that supports local people and fashion at the same time. However, this year the catwalk is channelling a more homemade and d.i.y spin onto the whole styles.
So this season it’s all about moving it into woven leathers in decorative weaves and colours as well. From the neutral and classic to the new and bold. Its all about the woven and showcasing that. On the high-street you can get a classic black one, or go out and get a woven one mixed with tortoise shell handles. It all depends on your aesthetic and love for style.