Autumn/Winter 2022 bag trends

It was back in March when the fashion world introduced us to the autumn/fall/winter fashion trends and bags. And back then, when it was the start of spring in the northern hemisphere and the temperatures started heating up, it was difficult to take notice of the new faux fur trims and tactile shearling bags. But now it feels time to give you the edit of the styles, which, if I’m honest, are difficult to summarise.

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Do you wear the bag or does the bag wear you?

A question you may have never asked yourself or been asked. However, at a recent event, the above question was posed and an answer was considered. And the one time we felt, when the bag wears the outfit, is when you go iconic and wear a bag with heritage, even when it has been given a modern reinterpretation. So, if you are looking for such a bag to dominate your outfit, head to one of these heavy-weight designer brands.

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Hot summer fashion bags for cool looks

Have you got a handle on the summer fashion? Here in the northern hemisphere, we are welcoming warmer days which means time to go on holiday. But before you do, let’s get a low down on the bags that are looking great for vacation days. The bags in this edit are already on location and there are plenty of styles to inspire.

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Prepping for wedding season and need a bag or two!

‘Tis the season to brace oneself for the upcoming weddings on the horizon and the mandatory hit the bank balance will get. I’ve sourced three outfits which I’m going to invest in not just because they work for the special events but they also guarantee lots of wear elsewhere. Thankfully the weddings have a relaxed but elegant vibe where anything starting from boho chic is acceptable. However, wedding season economics means I need to see if I can get through the summer and make these three outfits work with one bag. Challenge on!

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10 of the best bags for summer under £100

With the news headlines full of rises in the cost of living, regardless of where you live in the world, let’s keep this summer as affordable as possible. Here’s the rundown of eye-catching bags all for under £100 or under AUS $175 or US $130! I’ve kept a focus on the bags you can through over your shoulder in keeping with one of the bag trends this summer. And whether you want leather, recycled or fabric, here are the best fashion bags from the high street or online stores from the US, Europe and Australia – we’ve got you covered.

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Pretty in pink right now

Up here in the northern hemisphere, I’m seeing more and more pink appearing in the stores for this spring and summer. The good news, is you don’t need to channel your inner Naomi Campell as seen at the Versace S’22 runway show, looking fabulous in a pink trouser suit, to channel your inner fashionista. This much pink up top and below the waistline may not be the preferred choice for everyone. The alternative is to grab a pink bag and still look pretty and on-trend this year. Here’s a quick edit from some cities in Europe where there’s lots of pink bag inspiration for you, with lots more over on insta @thebagwhispers_.

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Fashion joins forces

The monthly edit of fashion bag inspiration for February, from instagram was due last week. And with the fashion shows previewing AW’22/3 in full force, the month’s round-up is always a bumper one. However, on 24 February the news came through of the invasion by Russia into Ukraine and since then it has been 9 days of shocking headlines. Breaking with tradition, the following fashion inspiration edit isn’t the top 5 bags of the month but instead, a spotlight on five of the fashion brands that have come out showing a different kind of force, support for relief in Ukraine. If you are looking for ways to support, here are some destinations being championed by fashion brands.

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Men’s fashion and bag trends for SS’22

Despite the Winter Olympics dominating the airtime, Spring is starting to feel a little bit closer here in the northern hemisphere. It’s a delight to start the working day with the sun in the sky. The dark starts and ends to a working day are fading. And with covid restrictions lifting, talk of taking holidays and commuting to work is much more common. It feels time then to give a rundown of what styles and bags for men will be adopted by the stylish gents around town. Here’s the guide to men’s fashion and bag trends for spring and summer 2022.

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What’s was on instagram for bag fashion in January ’22

What has the start of this year served up in the fashion feeds on Instagram? Has your feed been full of designers getting ready for the new Chinese lunar year? As we’ve stepped into February, Happy Chinese New Year or Gong Xi Fa Cai/Kung Hei Fat Choi for those of you who speak Mandarin and Cantonese. Be warned, this round-up of the bag fashion from the ‘gram spotlights the bags that are free of tiger embellishments. Whilst it was tough to ignore the eyes of the tigers, I still hope you like the edit. If you’re sitting or standing comfortably, my something for the weekend is a quick two minutes’ scroll of the bags rocking some of this year’s spring/summer trends.

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SS’22 bag trends for every budget

The spring and summer runways welcomed the return of the shoulder bag. A staple in many wardrobes but it has been overshadowed for a few seasons by its somewhat more boxy and cute cousin, the crossbody bag. Good news, the shoulder bag trends for SS’22 don’t dictate shape or colour as it’s all about matching (not contrasting) your outfit. It’s all very easy, think one colour, minimalist and if you’re missing detail, opt for an accent stitch. You can crack this trend at every budget level. Here are some examples of the shoulder bag trends from under £100 to up to £5000.

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Have you got the love?

…for this Valentine’s Day? Here’s a treat for those who want to show some love for another with fabulous bags as gifts, those who want to say it with flowers but with a twist, and those who want to show some red hot love for themselves. Are you ready for a quick two minutes to indulge in the 10 designers showing the love this year? There’s something for everyone in this bag edit of love.

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How to go vegan with your bag fashion

Hello Veganuary! Whether you’re challenging yourself this month with removing animal products from your diet or alternatively, looking at other ways to embrace more sustainable sources for your lifestyle, there are an increasing number of vegan fashion labels to consider. And when it comes to bags you are spoilt for choice.

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Cute times for bag fashion

Say hello to the cute bags that are available in various well-known retailers online and on your local high street. Whilst this mini collection of bags might not be rocking one of the key 2022 fashion trends, these bags deliver heaps of joy. You’ll definitely catch an eye and or a new adoring fan. Here are the 10 cute bags for 2022 and some of them come with a discount, thank you January sales.

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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.

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