With the new season upon us, the trends are aplenty a challenge to navigate lest one runs the risk of letting the trends wear them, rather than the other way around. After all, not all trends were created equal.
Find out which of the top 8 statement bags of the season suit you best with our guide!
For the tree hugger
The reign of the equestrian-inspired carrier is far from over. Fuelled initially by the Chloé Drew’s cult following, the saddle bag’s claim to fame is arguably its rustic appeal and impressive versatility. This one goes as well with a printed maxi dress as it does with denim jeans.
For the edgy dresser
We love the bold metal touches designers have added to their new season offerings. The J.W. Anderson Pierce bag embodies vivacious recalcitrant spirit by paying homage to the consummate symbol of edginess embraced by all with a rebellious streak – the septum piercing. Likewise, Miu Miu’s Dahlia bag features chunky chain detailing that cuts through the brand’s signature aesthetic of playful sophistication and weaves in a hint of boldness instead.
For the social butterfly
There’s no better way to make a statement than to have it splashed all over your accouterment. British designer Anya Hindmarch is known for adorning her bags with literary and visual regalia, while Givenchy’s iconic slogan clutches have emblazoned statements of varying audaciousness on fine leather canvases.
Baby’s Got Back
For the jet setter
They’ve been spotted on the likes of Kendall Jenner and Karlie Kloss, so backpacks are no doubt the utilitarian and stylish carriers of choice for girls on the go. Brands like Rag & Bone and Karl Lagerfeld have elevated the traditional form of this simplistic bag by playing with clean lines and fluid curves, making them stylish in addition to being functional.
All Boxed Up
For the freespirit
This sharp form isn’t for the faint of heart. After all, what better way to turn heads on the streets than with a bag that bears little resemblance to conventional notions of a handbag?
For the old soul
A love for the romance of fashion from a bygone era is hardly surprising – from monograms to vintage leather, brands have embraced a blast from the past by reviving some of their iconic designs from decades past. The 1980s? It’s so 2016.
For the night owl
Envelope and folded clutches get a seasonal update with an oversized form, giving the wearer additional storage space so you no longer have to skimp on your belongings when packing for a night out.