Saddle up – Spring’s 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.

And the high street stores and designer brands have not disappointed on choice.  If you were thinking I’ve got a list of bags in various tones of brown leather….nay!  We have colour, twist on the shape and saddle bags for all budgets.

So if you are sitting comfortably (preferably not on a saddle and riding your 16+ hand four-legged friend) here’s your whistle stop tour of the various saddle bag inspired options to catch your eye for Spring/Summer 2018…

Ice cream pastel options:

From L K Bennett @John Lewis, the Andrea @£275.  From Aspinal of London, the Portobello in smooth lilac @£325.  The Half Moon from Victoria Beckham in a creamy green @£ 1195.

Bold primary colours:

The Cambridge Satchel Co saddle bag in red @£120.  The Ducale or Princess from Furla, found at House of Fraser @£290.

Neutral tones:

Chloe’s Marcle small saddle bag @Selfridges is @£575.  From Loewe, hot off the catwalk. is the Gate bag @£1275, available at the Mayfair London boutique.

Embellishments:

Studs, of course, Valentino Rockstud @Harvey Nichols is @£1445.  From Wandler the pink and green stripe miles @Browns Fashion @£485.  Feeling the need for an athleisure styled bag from Bally, say hello to the Supra crossbody @£495.

The all time classics – monochrome

The Cameron Street crossbody from Kate Spade @John Lewis @£268.  And to finish on a bargain, from Mango the black saddle bag with an interesting crochet shoulder strap @£49.00.   Giddy up and get down to a Mango before they sell out!

It would be thoughtless of me to sign off on this homage to the saddle bag without sharing the news that Dior is bringing back its saddle bag from 1990’s.  Spotted on the recent catwalk showcasing the Autumn/Winter collection, the iconic Dior saddle shape with its pendant ‘D’ was spotted in lots of colour way.s.  Get ready for this bag shape to stay with us for a while yet.  Saddle up chaps!

Saddle up - Spring's here! The saddle bag is back

Dior catwalk photo courtesy of Harpers Bazar.

For a run down on all the Spring/Summer 2018 bag trends use the Spring/Summer tab in the navigation bar.

 

Photo credit: Thanks to Pete Bellis on Unsplash

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