I’m talking handbags today. Simply because March is here and new Spring Summer Collections are rolling out.
Handbags are one of the most coveted accessories women can own, whether it’s a designer bag from Prada, Hermes or Chanel down to Zara and your local independent. They set the mood for your outfit and your shoes. So as we are almost out of the thick of winter and our winter coats will soon be a be a thing of the past. I wanted to shift our focus to a few Spring trends.
This season’s handbags are taking shape in several diverse forms. But it’s not just the shape that I want to highlight but also the bold colours they come in. On my video below I show you how to style handbags coloured ones at that with coloured outfits. But before you scroll down, just take a minute to digest the colours that will be around for the season to come so you can make an informed decision.
Kelly Green: Last season was about pale green but this season is all about the bold. I am loving this Tote handbag from Stand Studio with its striking green quilted shape. It’s made from patent faux leather with a puffed silhouette, featuring twin top handles and an adjustable strap.
Saffron: If you want to smile all day long, carry this vivid shade of yellow. I am loving this semi circle design clutch bag from Charles and Keith with a croc-effect finish. Use it as a clutch to add visual interest to an minimalist all-black outfit, or turn it into a shoulder bag with the adjustable chain.
Bubblegum Pink: It seems like bubblegum pink has been popping up everywhere in fashion, now the colour has made its way to Spring handbags. For those wanting to experiment with their accessories this season, try this striking colour to add some visual interest to an outfit of basics. This tote bag by Jacquemus comes with an adjustable and extendable handle and a pressure loop to make a knotted handle. However if the price tag isn’t quite right for you, watch my video below as I feature a similar bag in blue at less than half the price.
Crimson: A true power colour, red is another shade big on the runways. Use it as a replacement for your black handbags to spice up an outfit. I love this bag from Givenchy’s ‘Antigona’ which is one of fashion’s most famous bag families. This ‘nano’ version is scaled down to small but perfectly formed proportions.
Tangerine: A major trend last spring, tangerine is still holding strong into the new year. While it is certainly bold, you’ll be surprised to find how many looks your new orange bag will go with. This tote is aptly named ‘Bento’ after the Japanese word for ‘lunchbox’. It’s been made in the UK from smooth leather and has a cube-like shape with dramatic ties that knot at the open top to keep your phone, cardholder and lipstick secure.
Tip of the day: Wearing bold coloured accessories be it bags or shoes gives you that option if you are not quite there with wearing a coloured outfit. Its amazing how wearing all of one colour be it white or black with a coloured bag will make you stand out. Give it a go. I would love to see how it looks, so send me a picture of you and let me know how you get on.
If you like these tips and you want to know more about products and clothes, why not head to my dedicated shopping channel. This is the place where I go into detail about products but also where you can purchase them if you so wish. I will slowly be rolling out more videos there but I start with handbags as you will see. If you like this but want a more personalised shopping session for yourself (as you are looking for something specific) or want a gift for someone why not take out my gift card and let them choose the service that they would appreciate.
I hope you have found this post useful?
Until next time xx