It may be hip to be square but one hot bag style this season is the circle bag. There’s not much to say about it other than it is round and it’s hot. This style is very reminiscent of the 70’s (macrame) and 90’s (Chanel) but feel free to try something new since there are …
Forget about your large totes! This spring/summer is all about the designer mini bag – again. Yes, you are not losing it. This trend as been around for a couple of seasons, but now it has taken on life. OK, scratch that. Don’t forget about your large bags, because if you are like me, half of the stuff jammed in your bag is for the kids anyway. However, if you get a moment to yourself (or an evening) the mini bag is the best option.
Bags have finally gotten a rock star moment. Guitar strap bags were seen on the Fall ’16 runways of Lanvin, Prada, Valentino, Burberry and Fendi. Now they are being knocked off by more reasonably priced brands like Rebecca Minkoff (which knocks off everything) to Steve Madden (who also knocks off everything). Look for extra wide, embellished straps. This is going to be the must-have bag of Fall ’16
Who can resist the Jackie O striped Gucci bag? Apparently nobody because the style keeps coming back. I so wish I had not killed my vintage one (via my mother) in the late 90’s. Anyway, the style of the striped bag with its simple yet statement-making vertical center stripes has influenced the design of a considerable amount of bags this upcoming fall which is evidenced below. How to wear the striped bag? I love it with a crisp white menswear inspired shirt to make the bag stand out. Come winter, try a fisherman’s sweater. Pair either top with a pencil skirt or your favorite worn jeans. It will pop beautifully.
Forget structure. One bag style you can buy now and carry into the fall is the slouchy bag. It can be a tote, hobo or shoulder bag and made of leather or suede (for that extra slouch factor)…but it must just lose its shape when you set it down. The good news is, slouchy bags tend to be lighter and more comfortable to carry