Accessories are an easy way to make a real impact with your ensembles this summer. The best way to make a statement this year is by using this summer’s IT bags. We have handpicked some of the best handbag trends this summer to create a killer outfit.
The Woven Bag
This summer there has been a huge resurgence of the woven bag. No longer just for the beach, these styles have been everywhere online and are a firm favourite amongst bloggers and Instagram influencers. In terms of style these can vary from large totes to cross body or circular grab bags. With such versatility, this is a trend that works for a summer day, date night or even the final touch to your outfit for a wedding. Whether you want something plainer or you prefer a little embellishment, there are pom-poms and embroidery to liven up your outfits.
The Beaded Bag
Shrimps brought out the Antonia bag in 2016, adorned with pearl beads but it made a huge impact on SS18, seeing copies and influences across the high street. This style is something that will take you into Autumn, especially if you opt for darker or monochrome hues as it will work with more ensembles and will last you through the season.
The Bum Bag
Once a bag that would have been avoided at all costs, the bum bag has been smartened up and has become one of THE trends of the summer. Much like a lot of styles reminiscent of the 1980s, quilted leather has replaced the canvas or sports designs a lot of people will remember from their childhood. Think Gucci or Louis Vuitton for the ultimate throwback look.
The Bucket Bag
If you find that you throw everything into your bag, then a bucket style might be the one for you. The boxy design allows you to store everything you need but still have something that is on trend. There are many high street stores and brands that are bringing out their own version including a plethora of different versions from Modalu, take a look at secretsales to find something that’s right for you.
The “Non-Designer” Designer Bag
No, hear me out here. The designer bag is always going to a firm fixture in the fashion world. However, it seems that we are steering away from the huge logos that we once swooned at. Forget the emblazoned designs, go for the designer bag that does beautiful leather craftsmanship without showing off a huge motif. Look out for structured arm candy in colours to match your summer wardrobe rather than working around an iconic label. Basically, it’s all about the bag, not the name!