Bags are seeing the same fashion trend as boots: a classic shape with an extravagant twist. Animal print, especially crocodile skin is finding its way onto simple shapes, bold colours are adorning the classic cut and otherwise unassuming bags are finding themselves in the limelight having had a glam makeover.
Day bags. This season sees the quirky twist of the oversize bag. If you can carry this off (excuse the pun) then go for it, if the bulky bag is too much for you then the oversize clutch bag can give daywear a glamorous lift. Faux fur is also an alternative to the bulky bag whilst giving you that must have luxurious style. Bags are no exception to the other trends of the season, metallics, vivid colours especially purples and animal print are all represented on the catwalks.
The contrast of simple and extravagant does not bypass bags either, where casual styles are accented with luxurious detail. Chain is a big look this season, chain handles or just as decoration on the bag itself, glitzy cabochon beads are adorning the corners of neutral coloured bags, distressed leather is being given new life with studs and fabrics are mixing different textures together for a new kind of love. For the retro look bead bags with trailing fringes. If going for the bold colour look then stick to the block of colour with a bag matching the outfit.
Evening bags. There is a renewed trend for the clutch bag, again in metallics, colours and animal print. The minaudiere, or tiny bag is also a trend and can be matched perfectly with metallic ballerina shoes.
If the clutch bag is not for you then shoulder bags with chain strap can be carried leaving your two hands free. Or for carrying overnight things there are some great barrel bags available in this seasons colour trends.