Something for the weekend – to embellish or not to embellish?

Inspiration on instagram is becoming more and more difficult to find with the increasing number of sponsored posts and fashion labels filling their feed with spring fashion that isn’t available to buy just yet.  However, have I got a ‘Sunday Special’ for you – I’ve navigated the feeds and have spotted a bag trend that will rock this winter and help you move into Spring and Summer effortlessly.  How about that for a heads up!

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Hey Big Spender! Fashion bags of distinction for winter 2018/9, under £5000

What bags are ‘so good lookin’, so refined’ when you have a budget of up to £5000?   Plenty of bags of distinction and brands fall into the shortlist.  Overlay the fashion trends for winter 2018 and there are 10 designer handbags that you should spend a little time perusing.

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10 bag designers with eco focus and sustainability at the heart of their brand

Looking to carry a crafted bag with a clear conscience?  Here in the UK we’ve already had 3 years of getting used to bringing our own bag to the supermarket to cut down on plastic – Blue Planet II’s impact is reaching far and wide.  And now you might be thinking what else can I do.

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Designer handbags for winter 2018 – the £1000 and under edit

When it comes to buying a bag and you’ve got a four figure budget to spend (result!), this season, you’ll no longer fall into one of the two camps; “I want the ‘it’ bag of the season” or “I want an investment designer handbag”.  The good news is for autumn/winter 2018 this collection of bags under the £1000 will last more than one season and offer the fun detailing to turn heads.  You’ve just got know what to look for.

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The best designer handbags for under £500 to rock winter 2018/9 trends

When it comes to buying a designer handbag, what budget should you set? There are some fashionistas who struggle with the possibility of finding a designer handbag for under £1000. Fear not! It can be done, and these 10 beauties prove it – as they all ring up for under £500.

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Sunday Special – bags of colour for Autumn and winter

This week’s Sunday Special is my 5 favourite bags spotted on instagram over the last week that I promise will add the right dose of colour to your autumn and winter wardrobe.  And with all the instagram feeds fully loaded with the Spring/Summer fashion shows, it can be hard to find inspiration for this autumn/winter.

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Designer handbags for autumn winter 2018 fashion for £300 or under

About this time most of us talk about changing from our summer outfits and looking to our autumn and winter wardrobe but accessories don’t tend to feature much in the chat. How do you stay on trend and transition through the seasons, without breaking the bank on a one hit wonder?

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10 fashion bags for autumn winter 2018 under £100

Here it is, one of the most popular round ups every season, the best buys for bags on trend for autumn and winter 2018.  All of these beauties are under £100.  These top 10 are as a result of popping into the high street stores to grab a feel, all in the name of checking quality and then comparing with online stores for value.

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Back to black: the reluctant bag colour for autumn/winter 2018

If you’ve had the time to glance over my 3 guides to Autumn/winter ’18 fashion styles and bag shapes, you will know that I’m encouraging, urging or some might say begging you to invest or inject colour into your bag wardrobe. T’is the season to embrace ochres, purple, reds, greens and some shades of blue.

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It’s raining men! Autumn/winter 2018 fashion trends and accessories for men

When the BBC asks ‘Why is the man bag on the rise?’ it’s my job to highlight the new season’s bag trends for the men who like an accessory to transport their belongings. Autumn/winter 2018’s executive summary of bag trends for men is fairly simple, cross body bags and bags worn over one shoulder; yep just the same as a women’s shoulder bag. But how many men do you know who’ll be rushing to adopt either of these two styles?

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Guide number 3: Autumn/Winter designer handbags

Whether you’re a ‘splash the cash’ type of shopper or ‘smart and savvy’, a good starting place for planning a new season wardrobe is seeking inspiration from the catwalk.  So if you didn’t happen to make it to Paris, New York, London, Milan etc (who does!), here’s your guide to the designer handbags for Autumn/winter 18.  Introducing the top 10 selection.

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Guide number 2: Autumn/Winter 18 fashion styles

Wow are we in for a treat this season! The Autumn/Winter trends are packed to the brim with prints, in both wool and silks; it’s a fabric feast. And these prints are bold – not for the faint-hearted. Don’t worry, you don’t have to go head to toe dressed in animal print. Bagwhispers is here to the rescue. You can use your bag as the season accent!

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Your guide to Autumn/Winter trends: step 1 – colours

Yep that’s colour with a ‘u’.  I’m a Londoner and you just can take those extra vowels out of my language.  But despite my spelling differences with the American English software, we tend to see very few differences in colours for seasonal fashion.  So wherever you shop or are located in the world, in this global economy expect to take your pick from these colours in the Autumn/Winter 2018 palette. Continue reading “Your guide to Autumn/Winter trends: step 1 – colours”

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Something for the weekend – bag yourself some art!

This Spring you are forgiven for choosing a bag with its ‘all over colour’, likely to be a pastel (maybe lilac) or primary (pillar box red), the two key colour trends.  Single colour bags are everywhere.  But let’s not overlook those whose designs are intriguing, so much so, its practically art!  Step away from the monochrome and say hello to the detail!

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Saddle up – your next bag is here!

Anyone else thinking that a saddle bag was last seen in the Wild West?  Well my bag loving friends, the saddle bag is a welcome feature for Spring and Summer.  The curved aesthetic of the bottom of the bag brings a refreshing shape to the crossbody and shoulder bag.

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Is Etsy worth a handbag shop?

I love discovering handbag designers and I wondered whether it was time to take a break from the high street and online shops and checkout Etsy, the home of handmade and vintage goods.   Is it possible to uncover the next upcoming handbag designer on Etsy?

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Denim 101: Tips on the bags to carry

When it comes to an item of clothing we may all share, the humble pair of jeans has got to be up there.  In shades from ice blue to dark indigo, with maybe an extra pair too; black with well placed rips or a pair of ankle cropped whites for the summer holidays?

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Bags for a party on the dance floor!

When it comes to maximum fun on a party night out you need a bag that can hold the essentials, not impede your moves on the dance floor and not change your look by going from sexy to school girl because you’ve had to sling your bag crossbody!

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8 best bags to rock your street style look

Before we dive into my guide to street style accessories, maybe we should start with answering, what is street style? Not wanting to sound like I’ve just left a sociology class muttering about youth subcultures, this is a look that is sometimes easier to visualise rather than put into words.

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Something for the weekend – bags on location

Today’s Sunday Special rounds up the bags spotted on instagram this week that bring drama to your feed.  There are no apologies for the indulgent shots taken by some of your favourite handbag designers; from high art to all the fun of the fair.  To help you get into the Autumn/winter vibe, cast your eyes of these 5 fabulous bags…

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