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.Continue reading “Do you wear the bag or does the bag wear you?”
This weekend is a walk down Instagram Lane for a review of the best bags in December. Usually ‘something for the weekend’ spotlights 5 bags of the month but as it’s the season for giving, here’s the bumper edit of 10 of the best designer bags on the ‘gram this month. There’s something for everyone, whatever your style. Hope you enjoy!Continue reading “Something for the festive weekend”
Before we knock on the door of 2022, it’s always a good idea to take a moment to cast minds back to September, where the fashion capitals of the world inspired us with some fabulous looks to rock in spring and summer next year. Here are the 5 fashion trends for SS’22 and good news there’s only one bag trends to remember.Continue reading “The fashion trends for SS’22”
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 Sunday Special is dedicated to one of the key autumn/window bag trends, the quilted bag. Once the style owned by Chanel, if you browse through instagram for inspiration, you will see that you don’t have to invest heavily to own a quilted bag next season. And if you are shopping online, you’ll see more and more being added to some of the key fashion retailer websites. So if you’re sitting comfortably here are my five favourtie bags from the ‘gram for your something the weekend!
In many places across the world lockdown is easing and the non essential shops are getting ready to open. However, the last two to three months saw most of us switch to online. So it’s probably worth reminding ourselves of the gems that can be found on our towns’ and cities’ high streets. Let’s take a more local view and see where we can support the shops that are on the high street, which provide a central hub and local employment. And let’s take a wardrobe staple, the summer woven bag, to show the striking designs that you can uncover. Here are 10 of the best woven bags to discover now; from under £10 to £300.Continue reading “Weave through the high street hits for summer”
This Sunday Special is all about the oversized. This is one of the rare, guilt free moments, to go super size…on your bag. That’s right, once these virus days are over, you’ll want to channel one of the key fashion trends from the SS’20 runways – the oversized tote bag. And this isn’t some far out crystal ball prediction. Think about it, after all the days on lock down, when we get the green light to move freely again, we’re going to want to max the hell out of those daylight hours. And there’s only one bag that can help you navigate all your needs from day to night, and that’s the ‘on trend’ large tote bags.
When Miranda from The Devil Wears Prada turned to Andy and started with ‘what you don’t know is that that sweater is not just blue. It’s not turquoise. It’s not lapis. It’s actually cerulean’, we got an insight into how colour trends come to our stores. The rainbow for SS’19 has been identified by Pantone, consisting of 12 seasonal colours and 4 foundation colours. Which ones will you choose to feature in your wardrobe?
If you go down to Instagram today, you’re sure to get a surprise! The bag designer Instagram feeds are full on red! If you haven’t got a red bag in your collection yet, get your hands on one as it’s looking like the colour to accent with AND good news there are some in the new year sales if you’re wanting a bargain.
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%!
Here’s your top tip for navigating the sales this Christmas and New Year; guaranteed to ensure you return home with a bargain that you can, quite literally, carry into the next season. But first, you need to get up to speed on the Spring/Summer 2019 fashion styles to work out the bags that will be bang on trend. Continue reading “How to bag a bargain in the Christmas and New Year SALES”
It’s time…to grab a clutch. Yes I said clutch – the bag to take to your parties! Next week the Christmas holiday events will be coming in quick and fast, right up until New Year’s Eve. And whether you are relying on your little black dress (the faithful LBD) or adding a bit of sparkle to your party outfit, here are the budget and designer clutch bags to consider, to catch the adoring eyes around the room!
Inspiration on instagram is becoming more and more difficult to find with the increasing number of sponsored posts and fashion labels filling their feed with spring fashion that isn’t available to buy just yet. However, have I got a ‘Sunday Special’ for you – I’ve navigated the feeds and have spotted a bag trend that will rock this winter and help you move into Spring and Summer effortlessly. How about that for a heads up!
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.