If you’re a follower of fashion, or you spend hours of your day trawling Instagram or Pinterest, you’re probably aware of the impact a killer bag can have. Not everyone is au fait with accessorizing like the stars, but you don’t have to be an A-lister to have bags of style. Here are some tips to help you pull off the latest trends.
The crossbody bag
A savior for anyone who likes to have their hands free while they’re on the go, the crossbody bag is incredibly practical. This bag isn’t just for festivals and open air summer parties. This is a style you’ll love if you like to channel celebrities like Alexa Chung, Sienna Miller, Diane Kruger or Vanessa Hudgens. Go for classic tan leather with an oversized camel pea coat or a black quilted design with black jeans, a cami, and a fitted blazer. If you like vintage fashion, head to retro clothing shops and secondhand stores.
All the cool kids in town are wearing backpacks. If you’re keen to embrace nostalgia, why not put an adult spin on your high school favorites. Old school brands like Tommy, Calvin Klein, and Ellesse are making a comeback, but if you don’t fancy something sporty, there are some amazingly chic options out there. Mini designer rucksacks have appeared in numerous showbiz gossip sections, while a leather backpack is the perfect complement for an effortlessly stylish getup, such as aviator jacket, skinny jeans, and biker boots. Add a retro sporty number to mom jeans, a parka, and trainers.
The statement clutch
It’s party season, and who doesn’t need a new clutch? If you’re looking to tick all the trends this New Year, be prepared to make a statement. This season, you can choose from embellishment, animal prints, and luxe fabrics like velvet and suede. Almost anything goes, so be bold! When you’re planning your outfit, think about color clashes and pattern matching. If you’re an audacious dresser, you can often get away with going for two different prints or colors that you wouldn’t usually put together. If you’re going for something more subtle, a jeweled clutch is the ultimate companion for a chic LBD.
The oversized shopper
Who would have thought it? Shopping bags just got cool! You know those bags that you usually cram your laundry or groceries into? Well, they’re having a moment on the catwalk. If you’re keen to take your laundry bags out in public, don’t worry. Anything oversized will do the job. This is a great option for those who struggle to fit everything they need into a compact bag. You can take extra layers, an umbrella, and all the emergency makeup you could ever need. Team with a floor-skimming boyfriend coat and brogues for a cool daytime look.
If you’re a big fan of bags, you’ll be pleased to know that they’re an essential addition to any winter 2016/2017 wardrobe. This season, embrace the trends and give these must-have styles a whirl. There’s something for everyone, so have fun experimenting with different and diverse looks.