We asked Cathy Nguyen, President of Leather and Bags and Creator of the “What’s in Your Bag” Vlog series, to do a guest post on handbag Spring Fashion Trends.
Handbags are blooming this spring in vibrant colors and styles! You’ll fall in love with the array of functional, chic and textured handbags on the scene. It seems that large tote bags continue to dominate the market with stylish designs while chic hobos are still popular, and cross body bags are more in vogue and hotter than ever. In a stunning array of colors, you can find yourself emerged in a palette of pastels, bright hues, or metallic textures. Don’t know what bag to go with? Check out our top five trends.
If you don’t own one yet, it is imperative that you get one today! Invest in a great cross body bag (also known as “sling” bag or messenger bag) not only because they are stylish and in demand; they are also very comfortable to wear without straining your back. In addition, they provide you with peace of mind as you throw it over your shoulder for a hands-free-no-slipping-your-shoulder-or-straining-your-forearm experience. But if you are not ready to downsize your SUV handbag, have no worries. There are some great cross body/messenger bags in various sizes that can fit most of your belongings and lifestyle while others are great just for a night on the town, quick errand trips, or traveling.
Fringe is in! Are you feeling hippie? These fashion forward handbags can be seen on many celebrities. Fringe adds a little swing to your step and pizzazz to your outfit.
For the ultimate in ladylike and femininity, we continue to see the return of flowers on handbags this season in an assortment of different sizes and styles. From large flowers on the centers of such bags to little florals and ruffle trimmings, the variety of floral designs gives each bag a unique look to match and radiate your individuality and beauty. You can’t go wrong carrying a floral bag around this season.
It just wouldn’t be spring without color. From soft shades of pink cotton-candy to pistachio green and buttery yellow, these colors can bring out the imaginative and affectionate personality in you. If you want to feel outgoing or aggressive, try carrying a red bag. If you wish to feel unique or different, try toting a purple shoulder bag. Browns, creams and whites are also HOT! Not to mention anything shiny with a metallic finish! In particular, metallic hues such as gold, bronze and silver are a must have.
Take a walk on the wild side! The appeal of exotic leather continues to thrive in handbags. From exotic animal prints to faux embossed prints, you’ll definitely stand out whether you’re carrying a snake printed bag that is authentic or faux.
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