So sang The Stranglers! And this spring and summer you need to get your golden brown on and any other shade from a creamy beige to dark tan. This is the colour to accessorise one of the key fashion trends for women this year.
Don’t just take my word for it; the colour experts Pantone mark the spectrum of neutrals for your wardrobe, from creams to chocolate. Vogue identified the beige look as its first of 12 trends for the season. The best way to accent your head to toe beige look is with golden brown shoes or handbag.
To give you inspiration, my ‘something for the weekend’ features 10 favourtie brown bags spotted on instagram just in the last week. The designers are filling their feeds with bags to catch your eye. And you’re in for a treat as the designers are providing us with a range of shapes, from the highly structured Alice bag from Staud to the popular bucket bag, the Bonsai from Simon Miller.
So if you are sitting comfortably, here are the 10 brown bags for your perusal.
1 From here in London, De Mellier, this mini Venice bag in suede. Feeling a casual weekender bag coming on – this will do nicely!
2 From Matt and Nat in Canada, but available all over the globe, is your alternative to leather. They’re all about the eco friendly and sustainable materials for your accessories. Naturally!
3 From the USA, Simon Miller offers the Bonsai bucket bag in a rich tan. Just chuck your bits in, grab and go. Speedy!
4 From London, Alfie Douglas offers us the solution to when we need to carry just that bit more. And trust me this designer just has the knack of creating great lines with their bags. Work it!
5 From Clare Vivier, this hair raising natural woven bag, Le Big Sac, is ideal for wandering around street markets or heading to the beach. Sorted!
6 From the home of the trench, which is Spring’s foundation wardrobe item, Burberry has, as one might expect, all tones of neutrals to compliment the trench. Look at these bags sporting the new logo, Thomas Burberry. Boom!
7 The belt bag is staying with us this season and Loewe brings us a new twist with a lovely pocket belt option. Their Spring and Summer collection is just arriving online. Get in there quick.
8 Keeping with the suede look, Longchamp have come up trumps with the embellishments of the season. This Amazone beauty has all the fringe benefits.
9 Don’t worry if full on tan isn’t your thing. Break up the colour blocking with the Eden tote bag from Chapman Bags. Causal days are here again!
10 Last buy by no means least. The wonderfully structured Alice handbag from Staud. With the shorter strap handbag being spotted more on more on the catwalk, get a head of the crowd now. Be first!
There you have it. My top 10 bags spotted on instagram over the last week, as your Sunday Special. Hope you’ve been inspired.
And as more Spring/Summer 19 collections become available, keep up to date here
Photo credit: Thanks to Joanna Maxham, New York for header image.