Here’s your top tip for navigating the sales this Christmas and New Year; guaranteed to ensure you return home with a bargain that you can, quite literally, carry into the next season. But first, you need to get up to speed on the Spring/Summer 2019 fashion styles to work out the bags that will be bang on trend.
Just from the catwalk shots here, next year’s spring and summer seasons will feature outfits with:
- head to toe taupe or beige tones
- folky crochet and lace
- utility outfits – think jump suits in a block colour
- tie dye – floaty short and long dresses
- tailored suits in bright colours
- embellishments – bows, fringes or ruffles
- And long shorts; both sports style or tailored
When it comes to bag shapes and styles you need to be looking for:
- bags in a brown or natural tan colour – to work the beige/trench coat coloured spring outfits. Carry as a handbag as opposed to a crossbody
- handbags in bright colours to match a bright jumpsuit or tailored suit. Choose a bag with a distinctive shape but not heavily structured
- top handle structured bags will work with tailored shorts
- Straw or woven bags in natural materials, with or without fringe embellishments, will be the bag of choice for the bohemian crochet tops or dresses
- Distinctive shaped bags such as circular or box will contrast well with tie dye or lace dresses
- Belt bags – the go to bag for festivals this year – are back. Wear them to rock the long shorts look
- baguette shoulder bag – the ones where the bag is longer in length than it is tall and when you wear it the bags sits high up, nestled under your armpit. There won’t be many in the sales as this shape is just coming back to the market, but if you spot one of these short strapped shoulder bags, grab it!
There you have it, 7 bag styles to keep an eye out for in the end of year bag sales. Six shapes have been around this year so should be easy to pick up. Choose your colour wisely and you will go into 2019 a little smug – bagging a bargain for the new season!
Here are some of the bags spotted at full price this season, that may well end up in the sales:
Photo credit: thanks to Vogue and the designer catwalks (Chloe, Salvatore Ferragamo, Hermès, Marco De Vicenzo, Dior, Michael Kors, Valentino)