It’s time…to grab a clutch. Yes I said clutch – the bag to take to your parties! Next week the Christmas holiday events will be coming in quick and fast, right up until New Year’s Eve. And whether you are relying on your little black dress (the faithful LBD) or adding a bit of sparkle to your party outfit, here are the budget and designer clutch bags to consider, to catch the adoring eyes around the room!
Maybe a bold headline but one that takes inspiration from a great performer playing in the background as I type – James Brown. Now he was a man who wasn’t afraid of styling and in my defence, men tend to need a bit of help with their bag styling. If you have a man in your life who needs a new bag, here are the styles and choices that are in demand.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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?
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.
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!
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”
When it comes to belts, we tend to keep them to the waists. But over the last couple of seasons this little accessory is adding impact to our bags.
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!
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.
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?
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?
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!
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.
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.