Fashion alert! Top bag trends for fall 2017
What’s your style? From handbags and totes to wristlets and crossbodies, there’s a trend that works for you this season!
Convertible crossbody bags
The draw of these elevated wallet styles lies in their unmatched flexibility: Use the long shoulder strap to create a hip crossbody purse, adjust it shorter for a hands-free shoulder bag or clip on a wristlet strap to keep your ID, cards and cash close at hand. You can even forgo the strap altogether and tuck your wallet into one of your larger bags for fall. Pictured: Tons of Funds
Of course we mean totes, first and foremost: From the office to the playground to a long weekend away, these unapologetically roomy styles offer tons of pockets for organizing and sturdy straps for transporting all your daily essentials comfortably and securely.
But other styles are becoming biggified, as well. (Hey, we’ve got a LOT of stuff to schlep around!) Meet the day clutch, the traditional evening clutch’s big(ger) sister. In a saturated color with a luxe pebbled finish, it’s sleek and slim while still being large enough to tote your tech – and everything else you simply can’t leave home without. Pictured: Cindy Tote, Savvy Sleeve
These bags have everything going for them: A perfectly casual silhouette and tons of room for every adventure – plus, they’re washable! Look for a bag with zig-zag stitching and a rolled edge for laid-back appeal without sacrificing the special details.
And to make your bag even more distinctive, personalize it with your name, monogram or a special symbol. With nods toward the natural as well as the navigational, this double arrow design is on point as an evolution of the popular chevron trend. Pictured: Retro Metro Bag, Retro Metro Fold-Over
Color (and more color!)
This season, the bolder the better! Choose an eye-catching black-and-white pattern or a rich jewel tone to stay on-trend this fall. Floral and watercolor prints are also back in a big way, this time in earthy neutrals for the fall/winter season.
And here’s a trend you can get ahead of: the monochromatic monogram! Instead of designing your personalization to pop, try a tone-on-tone detail. Choose a thread color that matches your bag – or one that’s just a shade darker or lighter – for a subtle and sophisticated look. Pictured: Swap-It-Pocket, Midway Hobo, Around Town Tote, Demi Day Bag, Little Dreamer, Organizing Shoulder Bag
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