When it comes to bag design centres in Europe, Milan or Paris are hard to beat. For those of you who are fans of London vibes, you’ll find you are also spoilt for choice this Spring. With the top handle, slim shoulder and clutch bag styles dominating the trends for this spring and summer, the UK has a lot of home grown fashion talent. Here’s a rundown of 10 London bag brands worth checking out.Continue reading “It’s a London thing!”
Something for the weekend – the alternative top handles
A key bag trend for spring and summer is the short-strap bag. The SS’23 runways featured models carrying small to medium handbags – there wasn’t a crossbody in sight. For those of you who think handbags are too formal, and will never be persuaded to take off your long strap cross-body bag, may I try and seduce you? Here are five favourite ‘alternative’ top-handle bags that rock a modern vibe.
What will you be carrying? The bag trends for SS’23
Ah, what a relief, SS’23 bag trends are a delight as they are wonderfully straightforward. Black is back, which makes a change for spring and summer and denim bags make a return after a long absence, which will make sense once you’ve read up on the fashion trends of the season. But it’s not all black and blue.Continue reading “What will you be carrying? The bag trends for SS’23”
What to look out for when building your wardrobe for spring and summer
Now the end-of-year holiday season is drawing to a close it’s an ideal time to start looking forward to the next season, Spring and Summer 2023. There were lots of styles to inspire on the SS’23 runways back in September. Here’s a look back on 7 key looks from the designers to have front of mind when planning your wardrobe.Continue reading “What to look out for when building your wardrobe for spring and summer”
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.Continue reading “Autumn/Winter 2022 bag trends”
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.Continue reading “Do you wear the bag or does the bag wear you?”
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.Continue reading “Men’s fashion and bag trends for SS’22”
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.Continue reading “SS’22 bag trends for every budget”
Men’s bags for Christmas gifts 2021
When you know a man who is need of a new bag, Christmas is an ideal time to refresh his style. And there’s no shortage of options. What was once a second thought, here’s an extensive selection of man bags to set a new standard for work, casual or weekend wardrobes. Welcome to an edit of over 10 bags for the man in your life.Continue reading “Men’s bags for Christmas gifts 2021”
Last bit of prep…the party bag!
It’s the time of year when a very specific bag size and shape is required. Not too big yet not too small. With or without a strap – depending on how much dancing with your hands in the air! Yes, it’s time to dust off the small but mighty bag, that’s got a bit of sparkle or colour pop. Slim and trim to hold the phone, lippy💋, bank cards and keys. Something for the weekend brings you a party bag edit to inspire for the holiday season, be it Christmas or New Year.Continue reading “Last bit of prep…the party bag!”
All I want for Christmas is…
…one of these 5 bags! Whether you need inspiration for your own bag collection; maybe you’re fed up with using the same ole bag or in fact, you’re fed up with having to return the gifts you received in the new year sale chaos. Are you ready to drop some (heavy) hints (by forwarding this article!) or make a note to self for any Black Friday shopping lists. Rest assured, there’s a bag in this list that you would be delighted to unwrap come Christmas morning. I’m delighted to present to 5 bags for Christmas presents for December 2021!Continue reading “All I want for Christmas is…”
Bags of party vibes
Need inspiration for the forthcoming party season? Think Halloween parties, college balls, award ceremonies, thanksgiving gatherings, festive parties. And today is National Handbag Day (I kid you not) and I wonder if, somewhere in the world, someone is celebrating!! No worries as here at bagwhispers.com we are continuously seeking out the handbags that are the ideal party bag. There are many bag shapes and styles to consider for the party season; whether you are planning on wearing a LBD or a full-on sequined outfit. Find out the bags that won’t cramp your style but can carry your essentials effortlessly.Continue reading “Bags of party vibes”
Sunday Special: best on instagram in September
As international Fashion Weeks continue showcasing next year’s spring and summer inspiration, here’s something for the weekend for those who are feeling the seasons change but are seeking the trends for cooler temperatures. I love falling into autumn and winter as the fashion becomes richer not just in colour but texture. And the best bags on insta in September all celebrate a colour or texture to stand out. So if you’re sitting comfortably, here’s your quick fire edit of the five favourite bags for winter 2021.Continue reading “Sunday Special: best on instagram in September”
Pretty in pastels on insta this month.
It’s not a surprise for fashion in pastels to appear in spring/summer. Last year we saw the resurgence of lilac accessories. Good news, this year, any hue of pastel will be on trend, as long as you co-ordinate with your outfit. And just like Max Mara who showed the leather bag in their SS21 fashion show, pretty does not mean small and discreet – this year any shape will go. Here are my five favourite pastel bags spotted on insta this month. Enjoy the inspiration from April.Continue reading “Pretty in pastels on insta this month.”