A little ‘Something for the weekend’ feature covers the stand-out bags spotted on instagram. This weekend’s inspiration for fashion bag lovers is a range of bag shapes that have earned attention for their colour and enduring appeal. Investing in a bold, bright-coloured bag, bought on a whim whilst skimming instagram can bring regret; the bag arrives and looks different in shape and shade, and now you’ve got to return it. Avoid this hassle as here are my top 10 bags of colour for AW22/3 that don’t carry eye-watering price tags. Be brave and go boldly towards that pop of colour with confidence.Continue reading “Now that’s what I call colour!”
That’s a wrap! 2021’s bag styles reviewed
The regular Bagwhispers readers amongst you will know that each month, I share my favourite five bags from instagram, in ‘something for the weekend’. They are favourites for various reasons: channelling a key shape or colour of the season or just being fabulous at standing out. I’ve reviewed each month’s round-up and picked one stand out bag from each month’s instagram edit. If you’re sitting comfortably, let’s celebrate the bags of 2021 that made an impact. Here are top 12 bags of 2021.Continue reading “That’s a wrap! 2021’s bag styles reviewed”
Men’s bags for Christmas gifts 2021
When you know a man who is need of a new bag, Christmas is an ideal time to refresh his style. And there’s no shortage of options. What was once a second thought, here’s an extensive selection of man bags to set a new standard for work, casual or weekend wardrobes. Welcome to an edit of over 10 bags for the man in your life.Continue reading “Men’s bags for Christmas gifts 2021”
Back to school – fresh fashion bags
Are you getting ready to go to college or university next month? If so, the shopping list is probably quite long whether you are staying on campus or in shared accommodation, and the fashion bag or bags you want in your wardrobe for the academic year are far from the top of the priority list. To help you find the bag in quick time, here’s your inspiration of top 10 bags for student days.Continue reading “Back to school – fresh fashion bags”
Something for the weekend – sustainable bags on insta in June
This Sunday is a round up of the bags on instagram in the summer month of June (if you’re in the northern hemisphere), however, the month’s round up is a special one; it’s the five bag designers with sustainability at their heart. These designers bring us a full range of bag styles; from totes, handbags to backpacks that can work in all seasons (so something for fashionistas in all parts of the globe). Let’s not waste time and dive into the bag designers who give us lots of eco fashion options.Continue reading “Something for the weekend – sustainable bags on insta in June”
The best birthday gift bag!
And I don’t mean the paper ones with ribbon handles used as alternative wrapping or an elegant way to transport a gift. I’m talking about being confident enough to buy a friend or loved on a new bag all wrapped up as the gift! I’ve heard people shy away from buying someone a bag, with style and shape being so personal or being overwhelmed by the fashion trends of the season. One solution is to wrap up one of the classic designer bag icons. However, if the budget doesn’t allow or isn’t appropriate, here are six bags that just never go out of style, that won’t break the bank and will be coveted by other friends!Continue reading “The best birthday gift bag!”
Men’s fashion and bag styles for SS’21
When you look at some of the trends from the men’s fashion collections for this spring and summer, the utility trend; bomber jackets and 1970’s retro jackets and trousers, designed with many jacket and trouser pockets, you’d think there wouldn’t be a need for men’s bags. However, keeping the silhouettes sharp, bags for men are very much part of finishing the look. Here’s a guide to the bags to wear in SS’21.Continue reading “Men’s fashion and bag styles for SS’21”
High street hits at the start of 2021
Fashion has long been accepting of incorporating high street labels into your season’s wardrobe and bags are no exception. And, the start of the year is often a time when we set ourselves goals, one of which might be to spend less or to save more. The good news is the high street labels, once terrible for good looking and quality bags (zips to tear your skin off, if you’re not careful) are now a delight for on trend bag fashion. So with the spring and summer 2021 fashion trends in mind, here’s my top 10 of high street hits for bag fashion.Continue reading “High street hits at the start of 2021”
California Dreamin’ – best beach bags
A top 10 list of best fashion beach bags for 2020 may seem a bit out of place – as most places are in lock down – the northern hemisphere having to keep away from beaches and the countries in the southern hemisphere are seeing their days and nights get cooler. However, one thing that does unites us is that by the time lock down is eased and we’re all experts at social distancing, we all may get a day or two on a beach somewhere before the year is out! So in times like these, let’s look forward, in fact, to a new day rising, a brand new sky. Here’s to heading to a beach near you soon! Continue reading “California Dreamin’ – best beach bags”
Come together, but apart. Men’s bags on lock down
Us women know our bag collection however big or small; each bag will have a distinctive purpose. Men often make a bag work for all uses, for example, the bag for a laptop, will work as a weekend bag, gym bag and so on. However, in these unusual times, with time out of the home for specific purposes only, men are finding they need more bag options. For the fashion loving men, here’s your guide to the bags that are high on function and never knowingly undersold on style. These are my five favourite bag brands on instagram that will see you through these strange times.
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No matter your location, the bags for remote working
Most of us have had to change our place of work recently. And being able to work remotely and change your location, requires a bag big enough to carry your laptop, charger, notepad, phone and maybe a change of clothes With these backpacks you can get the most out of work, without compromising on style or design. Who said that a laptop backpack had to be black? There’s only one black backpack in this collection of the top 10 laptop bags.
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Sunday Special – sustainable bag designers on instagram
Here’s a little something for the weekend – the bags spotted on instagram this week which are channelling sustainable and eco qualities. With the new year around the corner, with resolutions in mind, upping your environmental activities may well be on your list. If so, here are five handbag brands that need to be on your radar. As some of us haven’t finished our Christmas shopping yet, there may be time to secure one of these as a gift! High five to the five designers who are giving us sustainable and ethical options.
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The bags that the men are carrying this autumn/winter
The designers who sent their male models down the runways for the AW19/20 fashion shows had bags carried at every angle. Whilst the styles have their edge, they are high on function, with lots of pockets. Here’s a top 10 list of this season’s bags. And it doesn’t matter if there are corporate days, in a start up or agency or casual weekends, the bag should no longer be an after thought. There’ll be trouser pockets breathing a sigh of relief that they no longer have to be put to the test! And if you have a man in your life who has everything he can want for, this may be your Christmas gift list of inspiration.
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Get your back up! Fashion backpacks for women
Well hello to the girls who are getting in on the backpack action! Once the domain of the boys heading to and from the office, carrying laptop and gym kit; now as I walk around the city by day I spot more and more girls with their bags on their backs. AND this stands true when I exclude the teenage girls with their Fjällräven packs and the ever popular Longchamp Le Pliage nylon backpacks. Here are 10 different backpack styles.
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