The Bags You Need This Season

Winter’s icy fingers may have made their way into our wardrobes, turning pretty floral dresses into thick knitted jumpers and sexy strappy sandals into sturdy leather boots, but there’s one accessory we can use to fend off the season’s sobering influence: the mighty handbag! This autumn/winter, the must-haves come in all shapes and sizes, but all are set to bring some fun and colour back into our otherwise quite pasty lives.

 

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Go vibrant

Transform any outfit with a burst of neon. The latest styles are radioactive yellow or citrus-zing lime, and the best size to go for is the micro shoulder bag with a long chain. Worn on a night out, your arm candy is sure to turn heads.

 

Get down to business

The briefcase is big news this season, as demonstrated by Ralph Lauren. But if that’s a bit too grown up and serious for you, cast your eye towards the latest satchel designs for a hint of corporate intelligence, perfectly blended with fun.

 

Your destiny awaits

 

Futuristic style is the way to go this season: let anything shiny, metallic and studded take you there! A clutch with a space-age twist like the purple envelope design by Henry Holland, which you can get your hands on by shopping the range of designer handbags from Debenhams, is perfect for this trend.

 

Go large – and then double it

Bigger certainly is better when it comes to your winter handbag, as demonstrated by top designers such as Chloé and Alexander Wang. Never again will you need to ask yourself “do I really need all this stuff?” A more relaxed approach to handbag contents, here you come!

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5 Hot Handbags for Fall

I try to switch my bag up every season, but I normally end up doing it more frequently – I have somewhat of a handbag obsession! If you’re looking for a new bag (or two, or three…) for fall, check out my top 5 handbag picks this season.

1. Wild Prints

While definitely not for the faint of heart, handbags with animal prints, geometric shapes, loud colors and funky designs are a huge hit for fall. This particular hobo bag, available in zebra or leopard print, is roomy enough to hold all of your essentials and then some. Plus, the attached coin purse makes it easy to find exact change without having to dig through the bottom of your bag !

($38.24, eBags.com)

 

2. Fringe

Whether on a clutch or a shoulder bag, fringe seems to be one of the hottest handbag trends for fall. This sturdy bag from Etienne Aigner takes inspiration from retro 1970′s style, and is made from glazed leather with suede trim. Brass metal hardware completes the look. Plus, five interior pockets means this bag has plenty of room to neatly organize everything you need.

($77.99, Overstock.com)

 

3. Snakeskin

This gorgeous wallet from Charlotte Russe has an all-over pattern of (faux) snakeskin, and because it’s oversized it would work great as a clutch when you just need to carry around your i.d., credit cards, change and a lipstick. If you’ve always wanted a snakeskin bag but were too afraid to take the plunge, this wallet adds just enough oomph to your ensemble without going overboard. Plus, you can’t beat the price!

($9.45, Charlotte Russe)

 

 

4. Bucket Bags

Bucket bags are very popular this season, and even the simplest design is oh-so-stylish. Take this bag from J. Crew, for instance. The gorgeous pebbled leather, must-have detachable strap and gold metal detailing make this bag absolutely irresistible. Don’t be surprised if it becomes your go-to bag this season! Available in true black, henna (a mustard-y yellow) and warm burgundy.

($158, JCrew)

 

 

 

5. Edgy

For those who like to walk a little on the wilder side of life, this edgy handbag is the perfect accessory this season. A multitude of studs, chunky chain strap and fierce styling all combine on this cross-body bag to for the perfect edgy accessory for fall. Plus, an interior zip pocket means you can keep the items you’ll need on a moment’s notice safe and secure.

($221.10,
endless.com)

Which fall handbag trend is your favorite this fall?