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.
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.
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.
Here in London it’s been all about men’s fashion (LFWM). It’s that time of year to get into the Spring and Summer groove, to be ready for when the New Year sales finish. And whilst GQ and Vogue are reporting the season’s trends in double figures, here’s your bite size guide on what styles to look out for and the bags to match.
Maybe a bold headline but one that takes inspiration from a great performer playing in the background as I type – James Brown. Now he was a man who wasn’t afraid of styling and in my defence, men tend to need a bit of help with their bag styling. If you have a man in your life who needs a new bag, here are the styles and choices that are in demand.
Looking to carry a crafted bag with a clear conscience? Here in the UK we’ve already had 3 years of getting used to bringing our own bag to the supermarket to cut down on plastic – Blue Planet II’s impact is reaching far and wide. And now you might be thinking what else can I do.
When the BBC asks ‘Why is the man bag on the rise?’ it’s my job to highlight the new season’s bag trends for the men who like an accessory to transport their belongings. Autumn/winter 2018’s executive summary of bag trends for men is fairly simple, cross body bags and bags worn over one shoulder; yep just the same as a women’s shoulder bag. But how many men do you know who’ll be rushing to adopt either of these two styles?
Music and fashion are tight siblings, complimentary as tea and biscuits (statesiders read oreos and milk), Easter and eggs, movies and popcorn. Need I go on? And when you are outside, dancing just like you don’t care, you want your hands free, to put them in the air. Continue reading “Festival Fashion Fix – bags to carry your essentials this summer”
Yes, I promised last week when writing about corporate styled bags that I would review backpacks at a later date. That date is now and I have for you a selection of backpacks that are on trend for this winter.