Spring is here and it’s time to rotate your collection! Whether you’re shopping your own closet or looking for a new bag, take inspiration from recent trends. Designers this year have been big on bags that make statements and have implement themes heavy on color and embellishments. Don’t be turned off by the word “trend” either, you can still find bags that speak to your own style and put your own twist on them. More importantly, make the most out of warmer weather and sunshine by experimenting with new bags!
Top 5 Trends this Season:
- Chain Straps
- Rainbow Colors
- Top Handles
Chain Straps have adorned bags for the longest time, but this spring chains rule even more and are becoming the main focus of some bags. Chains add an extra statement of elegance or even edginess to your bag depending on their finish and width.
Saint Laurent Monogram Matelasse Shoulder Bag – $2,690 via Neiman Marcus
Moschino Crossover-Chain Quilted Faux Leather Crossbody Bag – $1,695 via Saks Fifth Avenue
Stella McCartney Noma Eyelet Mini Crossbody – $1,800 via Barneys
Alexander McQueen Medallion Leather Chain Strap Shoulder Bag – $3,795 via Bergdorf Goodman
Prada Leopard Print and Calfskin Shoulder Bag – $2,520 via Neiman Marcus
Naturally, floral for spring never goes out of style. However, this year we’re seeing “in your face” florals in the form of big appliqués and very loud prints. Don’t be shy, you can get away with planting a whole garden on your bag this season!
Fendi Peekaboo Mini Floral Patchwork Python & Leather Satchel – $7,250 via Saks Fifth Avenue
Valentino Mime Floral-Print Leather Clutch – $2,795 via Bergdorf Goodman
Gucci Dionysus Green Shoulder Bag – $2,700 via Bergdorf Goodman
Nancy Gonzales Floral Crocodile Crossbody – $3,150 via Neiman Marucs
Dolce & Gabanna Leather Crossbody Bag – $2,995 via Nordstorm
Rainbow and Bold Colors
WEAR the rainbow this spring! Bold colors won’t only give your outfit a pick me up, but will definitely give you a mood boost too. Designers are taking the color theme very literally with bright, rainbow patterns.
Christian Louboutin Small Charity Parrot Genuine Python Crossbody Bag – $3,000 via Nordstorm
Tory Burch Robinson Embroidered Flap-Top Shoulder Bag – $495 via Neiman Marcus
Les Petits Joueurs Alex Mini Rainbow Love Frame Bag – $995 via Neiman Marcus
Ralph Lauren Soft Ricky 33 Abstract-Print Faux Leather Satchel – $3,500 via Saks Fifth Avenue
Anya Hindmarch Ebury Featherweight Maxi Tote – $3,500 via Barneys
Fendi Peekaboo Mini Studded Satchel – $5,200 via Bergdorf Goodman
Top Handle bags, especially satchels, are ladylike and give off a slightly vintage vibe. Most top handle bags this season come with crossbody straps as well that can either dangle down for a little extra flair or be worn for function and ease.
Gucci Dionysus Stripped Bamboo Top-Handle Bag – $3,500 via Bergdorf Goodman
Dolce & Gabanna Miss Sicily Metallic Python Satchel Bag – $3,775 via Neiman Marcus
Christian Louboutin Eloise Small Studded Leather Tote – $1,750 via Saks Fifth Avenue
Givenchy Shark-Tooth Mini Shoulder Bag – $1,790 via Barneys
Tory Burch Serif T Small Satchel Bag – $495 via Neiman Marcus
Intricate stud detailing is a huge trend this year as well. Much like chain straps, studs create jewelry-like effect and the embellishment can really elevate your look.
Chloe Drew Studded Suede and Leather Shoulder Bag – $2,150 via Bergdorf Goodman
Saint Laurent Small Studded Sac de Jour – $3,950 via Nordstorm
MCM Mischa Studded Leather Shoulder Bag – $1,110 via Saks Fifth Avenue
Givenchy Nightingale Studded Carpet Pattern Satchel Bag – $3,690 via Neiman Marcus
Alexander McQueen Small Studded Legend Hobo Bag – $2,245 via Neiman Marcus
Now go into this season on the top of your game! Be sure to check out other trendy picks in the PurseBop Shop.
Updated: May 18th, 2017