The honeymoon period is officially over and the photos from the most snapped wedding of the year, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex (aka Prince Harry and Meghan Markle), have been poured over. And the bag of choice held by their many guests, on this special occasion, was the understated clutch bag.
Have you ever seen that effortless summer shopping look? You know the look, flat strappy sandals, long floaty dress, hair up or down but with a panama hat to finish the look. It works when buying fresh fruit and veg on holiday in Spain, perusing a French flea market or closer to home, wandering down Portobello Road in west London.
When it comes to belts, we tend to keep them to the waists. But over the last couple of seasons this little accessory is adding impact to our bags.
A wander along any high street or a browse of your top five fashion websites right now will no doubt inundate you with floaty florals, boho basics to linens for your summer. And for these relaxed dresses, casual tops and trousers, there is one bag which is a match for them all!
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”
Here’s your guide to the bags for the beach this year. Rest those feet and get them flip flop ready (or thongs if you are reading this Down Under!) and find where to buy the bags that you’ll want to keep and use again and again. There are bargain and bust options to suit all budgets, though all are worthy of a weekend in St Tropez or a fortnight in Cabo in Mexico!
This Spring you are forgiven for choosing a bag with its ‘all over colour’, likely to be a pastel (maybe lilac) or primary (pillar box red), the two key colour trends. Single colour bags are everywhere. But let’s not overlook those whose designs are intriguing, so much so, its practically art! Step away from the monochrome and say hello to the detail!
Anyone else thinking that a saddle bag was last seen in the Wild West? Well my bag loving friends, the saddle bag is a welcome feature for Spring and Summer. The curved aesthetic of the bottom of the bag brings a refreshing shape to the crossbody and shoulder bag.
Here’s a little something for the weekend – the bags spotted on instagram from the designers who are regulars at Milan and Paris fashion weeks. Whilst they were busy wowing the world on the catwalks, I kept an eye on their instagram. These are the ones who brought us knock out handbags in the last week from miniature to see-through handbags, even flown in by drones!