It was another digital fashion launch, the AW’21 runways were virtual. And with the lockdowns the impact on creativity could have left us with many reinterpretations of Bridgerton’s Regency romantic outfits, which seemed to be the only fashion being talked about at the start of 2021! However, the designers in New York, Milan, London and Paris treated us to textures galore, from chunky knits a la Chloé, to figure hugging sheer dresses and body suits, thank you Tom Ford! But what about the bags?Continue reading “AW’21 bag trends – the shortlist”
This spring and summer welcomes new shades of colour. And the good news doesn’t stop there. There isn’t a dominant colour for the season; there’s a colour for every skin tone (much appreciated from the fair skinned amongst us). The only trend to remember is to match your accessories to your outfit – spring and summer is all about toning. So if you love wearing colour, your bag should rock the hue too. Here are over 10 budget and designer bags of colour that are guaranteed to pop!Continue reading “Bags of colour for SS’21”
This Saturday Special is all about my favourite bags on instagram in January. And what I’ve loved is the resurgence of the top handle bag in smaller dimensions – suited to these days when we’re carrying less. What is great about a nano top handle bag (and I’m not often heard saying this) is that is can subtly smarten up a casual outfit – and let’s face it we’ve all been rocking the lounge look! So, what a lovely way to step into February, the month of love or if you’re into your pagan or Irish calendars, the official start of Spring – yes, for the Irish, the 1st of Feb is St Brigid’s Day, where traditionally the farmers start to sow seeds as it is the first day of Spring. Before I get too distracted by the many different cultural references, let’s get back to the bags – the top 10 of top handle bags for SS’21.Continue reading “Top of the weekend to you and your bag!”
With tough times ahead and many of the European countries back in lockdown, here’s a shout out to the small bag businesses. A few years ago I reviewed Etsy as a destination for the small or emerging bag designers. So I’ve returned to see what’s available and wasn’t disappointed. Here are 5 bag designers and sellers who have bags that have caught my eye. So if you’re sitting comfortably, let’s take a whistle stop virtual tour!Continue reading “Shout out to the small bag businesses”
It’s Saturday and that means it’s time for ‘something for the weekend’. This mini collection is a shortlist of my five favourite bags on instagram from the last week. The trend is this season’s fashion bag: the top handle handbag. There are so many available in the shops, here are the 5 that I think will really stand out. So if you’re sitting comfortably….
It’s not just the clocks that have gone back for daylight saving (albeit mainly in the northern hemisphere). Or Cher who is currently on tour in the UK belting out ‘if I could turn back time…’. The autumn and winter fashion trends are jam packed with retro styling. There is a strong sense of déjà vu this season when it comes to handbag fashion. So to help you avoid making a fashion faux pas, here’s your guide to the vintage styles to rock, in case you’re thinking about raiding your grandmother’s wardrobe!
Yes it can be done – a designer bag that rocks the fashion trends for this autumn winter, can be bought for under £300 or $300! This pay day may well mean a handbag treat for you that will see you all the way through to April, bringing you the best value or cost per wear ever. First though, let’s just remind ourselves of some of the key bag trends for AW’19/20:
Now that the weather’s changing we’ll be reaching for our autumn and winter wardrobe fashions. And if you’re planning to blow your budget on a statement coat or a pair of slouch boots, I’ve got the collection to cheat your way to statement handbags – I have 10 fashion bags that are rocking one of the key trends for AW’19 but are all under £100. There’s no breaking the budget here!
Something for this weekend is a look at one of the key trends for AW’19 – top handle handle bags. These are the five most fun top handle bags on instagram this week.
With pay day just a week away for most of us, there are autumn/winter wardrobe shops being planned as I type. To help complete your seasonal fashion wardrobe, here’s your guide to the key AW’19 fashion trends and of course, which bags to grab or throw over your shoulder to finish your look. With lots of fashion articles out there, listing at least 6, and up to 12 key trends, below is your cheat sheet to the looks and the accessories, and this season, the accessories are front and centre. Check out these 3 trends and 5 silhouettes:
The speed guide to the AW’19 fashion bag trends is here and the tip is to focus on two styles that will guarantee you ‘en vogue’ points: go for a top handle bag or a micro bag. Both trends have been sneaking their way on to the designer catwalks but now they are elbowing their way as this season’s dominant styles. And here’s your inspiration for your autumn wardrobe shopping. Sitting comfortably? Here’s my top 10:
And no, I don’t mean Oxford Street and its mile long strip of shops catering for all budgets. Nor do I mean the designer handbag shops on Bond Street, be it on both it’s New and Old ends! Undeniably both these established retail addresses offer lots of choice. But it’s a neighbouring street that really does offer the handbag shopper one of the best experiences.
We’ve all heard that we should spend wisely in the sales; top tips range from ‘only buy if you NEED it’ or only open your wallet once you’ve calculated the future ‘wear to price’ ratio! How about your guide to guilt free sales shopping? Here’s a shortlist of 20 bags that will nail a Spring/Summer 2019 trend, guaranteeing plenty of wear most of next year. Now that’s what I call sale shopping, with savings of over 50%!
Whether your style is the cool relaxed street style vibe or fashion designer logo follower, a formal occasion tends to pop into everyone’s calendar in the summer; a wedding (in Windsor perhaps), a day at the races, a christening or a garden party. The bag that will always get you through one of these summer events is a top handle handbag. Continue reading “Something for the weekend – best of the top handles”