I have to admit that I am not really that brave when it comes to fashion but I do really love accessories and have been known to don a jaunty fedora and take my Radley handbag out on the town. There are so many exciting trends for Spring and I particularly love some of the handbags which were seen on the S/S 17 catwalks. Here is a round up of my favourite handbag trends to watch out for this season.
If you’re a girl who loves to make a massive statement when she walks into a room then the crazy collision of colours seen from Marc Jacobs, Oscar de la Renta and Versace would be perfect for you. Reminiscent of an LSD trip these bags challenge the eye with designs including ‘60s style paisley prints, floaty eyes, spaceships, and stars, in really bright, clashing primary and secondary colours. If you want to challenge the status quo this season and get your hands on one of these trippy bags this season try Yoox.
Chain straps were spotted on the catwalks in a range of materials including brass and gunmetal contrasting with the luxurious leather and suede bags, such as those from Valentino. I really love the mix of styles from the industrial metal and more sumptuous fabrics. John Galliano went for more of an over the top punk style with multiple chains featuring whereas other fashion houses like Bottega Veneta incorporating less industrial, classier chains which complimented the handbags rather than producing a contrast.
I am a big fan of reusable shopping bags so I was super excited to see totes were a big summer 2017 bag trend! Bring on the stylish reusable grocery bags! Celine showcased a large but classy crisp-white tote bag which would easily make you look stylish whilst carrying your weekly grocery shop. For a bit of colour, Sonia Rykiel and Sacai featured crisp, fresh shades alongside white totes with black accents. If you really want to retain your elegance while out shopping then the solid black Armani complete with orange leather handle would be perfect.
Super small purses
Sometimes making a statement doesn’t have to be big, sometimes it can be an elegant compact bag like those seen on the catwalks for this season. You don’t really need much more than a lipstick and a credit card when hitting the town right? From leather matchbox purses at Hermes to the tiniest baby pink flower print Fendi with an adorable little metal handle. These micro-handbags certainly inspire a more minimalist lifestyle!
Roomy duffle bags
I have to admit I certainly prefer a spacious handbag over a teeny one so the trend of large duffle bags have caught my attention. As someone who likes to be prepared for anything, these big bags are more my style although perhaps not always practical! Balenciaga showcased a variety of exceptional travel bags for summer 2017 on the catwalks with bold floral prints and monocoloured beauties.