Welcome to the wonderful new world of on-line handbag shopping. Bags are no longer the standard one-colour, hand-held clutch that merely blend into your outfit. Instead, these days, there are literally thousands of options to get excited over.
The right bag can give your outfit that extra touch of glam and tick the on-trend box. With so many choices, my eyes are bag-shaped from viewing, what felt like, 9187398127 of them.
Below is a list of some of my favourite bag trends and a whole lot of visual inspo (and I say inspo, as some of these are quite expensive…you don’t want to have to sell your kidneys). So next time you’re planning your race day outfit, check these out to see if a trend suits and how it can add to your look.
Tortoise shell is a hot trend this season, especially in bags. It can easily be tied in to your outfit with your earrings. You can choose a full tortoise shell bag, or an accent, like a handle.
Another super on trend element is having clear features, especially in bags and heels. These trending clear bags often have a coloured insert, which is fun to play around with and can tie in with other features of your outfit.
Continuing on from the clear trend are acrylic/ Perspex bags. These bags are solid structures which can be made into cubes, triangles, circles, rectangles etc. and can be clear or coloured. I really love the look of an acrylic bag. I find the clear trend does come in and out of fashion, but you can guarantee it will be back at some stage.
A fun option, mainly seen in Spring/ Summer, are bamboo bags. In the past we’ve seen them in a number of fun shapes like the popular half-moon basket bag, or, more recently, where raw bamboo sticks are used to create an authentic natural look.
Tassels are a fun feature to play around with. The whole bag could be made from tassels, which looks fantastic when you move and can add drama to an outfit, or you can opt for a subtle tassel hanging from your bag.