Armchair guide to women’s fashion trends of 2021

With the clue in the title, I’m hoping you’re sitting comfortably. Here’s a whistle stop tour of a selection of the SS’21 fashion shows. Whilst there are 6 key fashion trends for SS’21, there’s really only ONE fashion bag trend. The good news is you can get away with a bag in any shape or form; the trend is to make it compliment your outfit. This is the year of dropping the accents and ensure your outfit and bag are in pure harmony. How do you do this? Easy! Take a look at these designers for inspiration.

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Sunday Special – the bags on insta this December

This is the last ‘something for the weekend’ of 2020, which showcases my five favourite bags on instagram in the last month. Saving you the scrolling of many fashion feeds on the ‘gram, this Sunday Special brings a little added value for your viewing. These five fashion bags, whilst featured right in the middle of autumn/winter, will work brilliantly with next season’s trends. These bags will turn heads. So let’s get straight to it!

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The fashion trends for SS’21

Whilst next year’s Spring and Summer fashion trends were showcased in September, I think now’s a good time to get the key trends from New York to Milan put on the radar, so you can do some serious hinting for your Christmas list or see what you can spot in the new year sales that you can restyle. What trend will you be wearing next year? There are 6 to watch out for:

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Colours of Spring and Summer 2021

Right now, if you’re on trend, you’ll have bright reds, bright pinks and brown and blacks in your winter wardrobe, albeit in leisurewear rather than suits and skirts – lockdown giving us an established loungewear look! If you’re thinking about Christmas gifts or wanting to spot a bargain in the winter sales for 2021, plan for spring and summer and seek out the 10 key colours to spot.

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Something for the weekend. The bags on insta this May

After a month of insta fashion feeds being full up of face mask production and inspirational quotes to navigate the crisis, fashion has taken a back seat. Now with lockdowns easing across the globe, thankfully for me, as a bag addict, the feeds are beginning to return with bag inspiration. Here are my 5 favourite bags on instagram this month.

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California Dreamin’ – best beach bags

A top 10 list of best fashion beach bags for 2020 may seem a bit out of place – as most places are in lock down – the northern hemisphere having to keep away from beaches and the countries in the southern hemisphere are seeing their days and nights get cooler.  However, one thing that does unites us is that by the time lock down is eased and we’re all experts at social distancing, we all may get a day or two on a beach somewhere before the year is out!  So in times like these, let’s look forward, in fact, to a new day rising, a brand new sky.  Here’s to heading to a beach near you soon! Continue reading “California Dreamin’ – best beach bags”

Sunday Special – the bags on insta this April

Something for the weekend is back for April and instagram has been trawled.  And it definitely needs scrolling as so many feeds are less about fashion ideas but inspiration for life – a reflection of these unusual times. Today’s Sunday Special though are the bags spotted on insta this week that will rock a summer fashion trend.  There’s something for everyone, whichever hemisphere you find yourself – so let’s say thanks (a virtual high five) to the handbag designers who are doing what they do best, keeping us inspired for when we can fully embrace the summer.  Continue reading “Sunday Special – the bags on insta this April”

Walk this way! Crossbody bags this way…

Right now, with differing levels of lock down, there’s one thing that we are being asked to do, to keep safe and well, is use our one outdoor visit to go for a walk.  The ideal companion is the crossbody bag for the phone, card wallet, keys and the essential packet of tissues. The crossbody wasn’t due to be a feature this spring and summer, the bag was due to be parked and swapped for the shoulder bag.   Alas, let’s welcome it back and walk this way to find a few budget and designer options!   Here’s your quick guide to the on trend crossbody bags for SS’20 with a few fun options thrown in to swing like you just don’t care!

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Something for the weekend – a white out!

A new month, hello March, and my something for the weekend celebrates one of the key summer trends; wear white from head to toe.  Each month I take time out and trawl the ‘gram to find you the best of the bags – it’s my five favourite bags of the week on instagram.  And whilst the media tries to distract us with all things viral, here’s my distraction, giving you something to look forward to, the summer!  Whether its a casual weekend away or a special occasion, when wearing white, the top tip to keep on trend, is to white out your accessories.  And here are my top picks! Continue reading “Something for the weekend – a white out!”

Something for the weekend? A new bag perhaps!

Today’s Saturday Special sees the return of ‘Something for the Weekend’ where you have my favourite five bags spotted on instagram over the last week.  And why do these bags reach parts that others don’t? Because they offer you the right combination of colour and fashion in one.  Here’s your summer handbag inspiration in 5 glorious steps!

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Red, white and black, let’s mix it up!

Today’s something for weekend are the bags spotted on instagram which have got the summer vibe and who isn’t ready for a summer of fun! A summer wardrobe is all about white and accents. And for eye catching accents you can’t go more dramatic than red and black! With just five bags, I’ve got casual and special occasion bags covered. If you’re sitting comfortably, let’s get inspired!

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Get your back up! Fashion backpacks for women

Well hello to the girls who are getting in on the backpack action!  Once the domain of the boys heading to and from the office, carrying laptop and gym kit; now as I walk around the city by day I spot more and more girls with their bags on their backs.  AND this stands true when I exclude the teenage girls with their Fjällräven packs and the ever popular Longchamp Le Pliage nylon backpacks.  Here are 10 different backpack styles.

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Be a queen of the retro!

One sure way to stand out this Spring and Summer is to add a retro accent to your outfit. There’s no better way to do this than using your bag to add that eye catching twist. And whilst there’s a nod to the 90’s in the SS19 list of trends, you can go further back to earlier decades in the 20th century for style ideas. Here are 5 designer bags to inspire your retro vibe.

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