All The Latest Handbag Trends
Trends in handbags don’t change as often as clothing but many people don’t realise how much a fashionable bag can change an outfit, whether it’s incorporating a new style, colour, or pattern into your outfit, it’s so easy to instantly change your look to be so much more fashionable with a handbag.
Styles of handbags
Although handbag trends don’t often change by the style, the past year or so has seen some key shapes of handbags emerge as must haves for every fashion conscious woman. Cross body bags were probably one of the biggest trends of this type; a style of handbag with a long strap that goes diagonally across the body, a cross body bag is practical and comfortable while they also took a very feminine and quirky bohemian look to be firm favourites among fashionistas.
Another shape of bag that seems to have taken the trends by storm are large tote shapes, taking inspiration from celebrities, tote bags are a firm favourite among stars which in turn influenced the handbag fashions. And what’s more, large tote bags also have plenty of room for your bits and bobs, practical and fashionable!
Clutch bags also seem to have made a comeback this year, with lots of cute styles, they’re the perfect evening bag for a special occasion with just enough space for your essentials and they’re so feminine too.
If you prefer not to make too much of a statement with colour in your outfit then using your handbag to pull in a trend is the ideal way to bring your look to life without going over the top.
There are quite a few key colours in the handbag trends for 2011 from the understated to the more in your face, all of which are so easy to wear and incorporate into your look. As with all fashions, nude was one of the biggest trends in handbags last year and it’s a shade that looks set to continue through to this summer too. Nude bags are so easy to wear, they’ll go absolutely anything and you won’t find a more versatile bag, in fact, nude is the new black!
If you’re not overly keen on nude shades and like to use your handbag as a way to inject some colour then vibrant colours are set to be everywhere this summer, especially acid yellow and tangerine, so incorporate this colour palette into your handbag wardrobe and you’ll set the trends this summer.
Not a fan of nude colours or vibrant shades? You’ll find lots of gorgeous prints around for 2011. Of course, animal prints are back so bring a touch of the wild side to your outfit with a zebra or leopard print bag. Butterfly prints are everywhere this year too so add a cute look, kitsch prints are so quirky, while nautical stripes and polka dots are back with a bang again.
Detail on handbags
It’s all about the detail on handbags for 2011 and what’s more is that it’s the little touches that really make the difference. Whether it’s girlie frills and bows, quirky and unusual studs or trendy tassels, it’s the details on handbags that often set the trends.
Last year it was all about the tassels and studding as the cowboy trend and glam grunge look took over the fashions, of course, this is still a hot trend, but don’t mix too many pieces together, stick to showing off that look with a fringed bag or studded bag.
Spring 2011 has seen pretty bags with frills and bows emerging for a look that’s oh so girlies and oh so cute, a real winning look for a girlie girl and perfect for a fresh spring look. Handbags with frills and bows are also ideal for special occasions because of their feminine designs.
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