About this time most of us talk about changing from our summer outfits and looking to our autumn and winter wardrobe but accessories don’t tend to feature much in the chat. How do you stay on trend and transition through the seasons, without breaking the bank on a one hit wonder?
When the BBC asks ‘Why is the man bag on the rise?’ it’s my job to highlight the new season’s bag trends for the men who like an accessory to transport their belongings. Autumn/winter 2018’s executive summary of bag trends for men is fairly simple, cross body bags and bags worn over one shoulder; yep just the same as a women’s shoulder bag. But how many men do you know who’ll be rushing to adopt either of these two styles?
Today’s Sunday Special rounds up the bags spotted on instagram this week that bring drama to your feed. There are no apologies for the indulgent shots taken by some of your favourite handbag designers; from high art to all the fun of the fair. To help you get into the Autumn/winter vibe, cast your eyes of these 5 fabulous bags…
Whether you’re a ‘splash the cash’ type of shopper or ‘smart and savvy’, a good starting place for planning a new season wardrobe is seeking inspiration from the catwalk. So if you didn’t happen to make it to Paris, New York, London, Milan etc (who does!), here’s your guide to the designer handbags for Autumn/winter 18. Introducing the top 10 selection.
Something for the weekend is back after a long summer break. And instagram has been trawled to save you the scrolling and any repetitive strain finger injuries! Today’s Sunday Special are the bags spotted on insta this week that will rock an Autumn fashion trend. Whilst the sun may well be shining in your part of the world, let’s give a nod to the 5 handbag designers who are getting us ready to adopt the new season.
Yep that’s colour with a ‘u’. I’m a Londoner and you just can take those extra vowels out of my language. But despite my spelling differences with the American English software, we tend to see very few differences in colours for seasonal fashion. So wherever you shop or are located in the world, in this global economy expect to take your pick from these colours in the Autumn/Winter 2018 palette. Continue reading “Your guide to Autumn/Winter trends: step 1 – colours”
The honeymoon period is officially over and the photos from the most snapped wedding of the year, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex (aka Prince Harry and Meghan Markle), have been poured over. And the bag of choice held by their many guests, on this special occasion, was the understated clutch bag.
When it comes to belts, we tend to keep them to the waists. But over the last couple of seasons this little accessory is adding impact to our bags.
Here’s a little something for the weekend – the bags spotted on instagram last week which are channeling a summer vibe. With the clocks jumping forward last night, we are officially in summer time. Whilst we haven’t stepped into a day of sunshine, high five to the five designers who are getting us ready for a summer of fun.
Anyone else thinking that a saddle bag was last seen in the Wild West? Well my bag loving friends, the saddle bag is a welcome feature for Spring and Summer. The curved aesthetic of the bottom of the bag brings a refreshing shape to the crossbody and shoulder bag.
Here’s a little something for the weekend – the bags spotted on instagram from the designers who are regulars at Milan and Paris fashion weeks. Whilst they were busy wowing the world on the catwalks, I kept an eye on their instagram. These are the ones who brought us knock out handbags in the last week from miniature to see-through handbags, even flown in by drones!
Here’s a little something for the weekend – 5 favourite bags spotted on instagram to help you style out one of this Spring’s trends – the primary punch; when it comes to primary colours it’s about wearing a minimum of two! So don’t worry if the other colour trend for this Spring, ice cream pastels aren’t in your personal palette, go bold and rock the primaries!
How do you edit the designer handbag collections to find your ‘on trend’ accessory for Spring/Summer 2018? One way is budget – how much do you want to spend? If you are wanting to spend £5000 plus, you might want to seriously weigh up investing in a classic bag from brands such as Hermès and Chanel.
It’s only fair the men get a look in when it comes to matching the accessories to the new season’s trends. Whilst the stores are still dragging out their winter sales, Spring is definitely vying for shelf space. For those guys looking to stay trend smart or for those who have a man whose accessories need a refresh (lucky them), here’s your guide to what to keep in hand!