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?
The answer is to find the bag style that can last more than one season and colours that suit you but will also work with various styles of outfits. Easy right? Now it can be. If you’re looking for a bag that has the craftsmanship of a designer but won’t break the bank, here is the edit of designer handbags under £300.
There are plenty of colours to choose from which means you will be able to transition nicely into spring and they don’t cost the earth. Open your arms and welcome in the styles for this autumn and winter (and beyond)!
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It’s back, the ‘Sam’ which kicked off Kate Spade’s handbag beginnings. This bag will allow you to multi task – from cocktail hour to brunch the next morning, you dirty stopout😉. This croc embossed version in red will work with any black leather clothing item this season.
For the companion to any tweed or silk outfit, the Phoebe from Danse Lente will stand out and add that touch of sophistication. This beauty is just under the £300 edit, available from £295.
Thinking of the casual days; I’m thinking trainers, long flowing skirt, cashmere jumper. To complete the look consider this leather belt bag with eyelet detail from See by Chloe and be hands free all weekend long!
A nostalgic but stylish nod to the 1930s, this handbag from &OtherStories suits our modern time with its sleek lines. And if you haven’t popped into the shops over the last week, green and all its hues are all over the autumn/winter fashion collections.
One of my favourite autumn/winter colours is mustard and I’m so glad it’s back for this season. Crossbody bags are in the top 3 styles this winter and this suede bag will be a great contrast to the leathers and silks. From Little Liffner, the Candybag at £260.
If the green and mustards aren’t in your colour palette, here’s the answer. The colour pop provided by this crossbody bag from Diane von Furstenberg, the ‘Soiree’ will catch every eye. The wider strap makes it bang on trend. Price £290.
Tweeds are firmly in the autumn/winter wardrobe. Check! But if you can’t bear to wear the woven fabrics, look to your bag to do the heavy lifting. Thank you Vivienne Westwood (of course) for the Shuka crossbody, £200, that can be carried as a clutch.
When you are rocking the tweed look, the tri colour MC Nano from Strathberry will be a great friend. Available in many colour ways. Available at £275.
For the crossbody that can change. From Coccinelle the yellow Carousel Mini for £298 comes with a two straps to make your bag work with your vibe. The bag is available in this Spark yellow or Frame grey.
I’m not a fan of chain strap bags that don’t have a fabric insert for the shoulder section. However, there is one that I forgive, and that is the Micro Lottie by Aspinal of London. This small shoulder or crossbody bag, featuring a small croc print, has a leather-plaited metal chain shoulder strap, which softens the chain, if wearing the bag all day. And if you are looking for a colour to accent your silks, purple works most times.
There you have it, 10 designer bags for the autumn winter that are investment pieces. Look after them and they will look after you in future seasons. I’m off to secure the Phoebe and Soirée as I can see the future is bright😉!
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I saw a nice dress last time, but it’s cheaper from China, so I’m a little worried about the quality. I hope you can give me an answer.
Hi there, what would you like an answer on, quality from China or what bag to wear with your dress style? If it’s a formal dress, worn for an evening event you can’t beat a clutch. This season go oversize. If your dress is one colour go for a pattern on the bag.
I have a party. I like this dress. Can you give me some advice?
A sleek party dress requires a clutch. Depending on your skin tones, my preference would be to go for a silver clutch. Have a fab party. BWx
If you go to fashion week, will this dress do? Can you give me some advice?
Depends what fashion week you are going to? What season is bro g showcased? If it’s SS19 you will need a bright colour bag to give a one colour dress some pop and your outfit some extra freshness.