The Bags To Have This S/S '19
Here's how you'll be accessorising this Spring, from mini bags to oversized straw bags. As we continue the trend of micro bags, oversized totes have also grown larger in size. On the runway, the snap clasp coin purse and ‘IT’ bags from the 90’s have also returned. It’s bringing old-time nostalgia back and adapting it to suit the modern women. I’m loving the new soft trunks from Louis Vuitton and the Marc Jacobs’ duffels. Scroll down for more of my favourite bag styles from Spring.
A trunk bag always looks perfect with a dress or suit. Trunk bags are trending again this SS'19. Emilia Wickstead took up the traditional silhouette of a regular rectangular-shaped bag while Louis Vuitton made a soft leather variation of its trunk. The least conventional design would come from Brandon Maxwell. Embellished with a gold clasp and handle, it takes drinking champagne to a whole new level. How exquisite!
From Left to Right: Louis Vuitton, Emilia Wickstead and Brandon Maxwell
Natural materials like crochet, raffia and straw was seen on the runways of SS'19. Instead of the usual suede tassels that we are usually familiar with, the designers have switched it up with intricate straw weaves from different shades of brown. From Michael Kors to JW Anderson and Alexa Chung. This is definitely a must-have for Resort and beach vacations.
From Left to Right: JW Anderson, Alexa Chung and Michael Kors
MICRO IS HOT! I can’t count the number of times someone have walked up to me asking if my mini bag is a coin purse or a keychain. To be honest, I'm not too sure either. What exactly is the use of micro bags besides being a statement accessory? Just look at Brandon Maxwell keychain bag- it's so tiny that I doubt it holds anything more than a few coins. However, they do work nicely as a playful attachment to a work bag. Burberry’s version of the micro bag with delicate thin chain straps would make a perfect evening bag while Jacquemus’s iconic mini bag is always great for the beach.
From Left to Right: Burberry, Jacquemus and Brandon Maxwell
With last season’s trend of logomania, it’s also the return of traditional "IT" bags coming our way. Yes, say hello to shiny padlocks, buckles and logo claps. I love the ‘C’ handbag from Chloe. With minimal detailing, the gold clasp bag makes it ideal for day and night. Similar to Chloe is Valentino's black clasp bag. Instead of a leather strap, Valentino switched it up with a gold link strap to complement the gold clasp detailing.
From Left to Right: Valentino, Chloe
Next up, prints! Spring/Summer collection is always the seasons of fun statement prints and patterns. This season, aside from tie-dye accents, checks and paisley motifs, polka dots prints have also found its way back into the season. What more can I say; polka dots are always a fun design element to have. Another print dominating the runway is botanical prints. Self-portrait took the subtle approach, showing small floral motifs on oversized totes. Gucci continues the trend with mini strawberries on the handbags.
From Left to Right: Self-Portrait, Gucci and Rejina Pyo
Go big or go home. I don't know about you, but I tend to overpack. I’m always on the hunt for oversized totes for travel, for work and for the beach! My favourite is from Ports 1961, I love the contrast of the neutral tones against its hardware detail. Emporio Armani’s shopper with feminine pastel colours and geometric handle makes a great addition to your Summer wardrobe. Stella McCartney’s monogrammed drawstring tote in lush mint green would be a key staple this fashion week.
From Left to Right: Ports 1961, Emporio Armani and Stella McCartney