Spring fashion trends are on everyone's mind as global fashion events come to a conclusion. We're taking notes as tastemakers take to the runways and streets. In the meanwhile, we've got you covered with all the hottest winter trends, but it's never too early to start planning for the next spring thaw.
We're breaking down the greatest handbag styles for spring in particular (not to be confused with our favourite bags for winter). Are we putting off our fall equinox melancholy by preparing our spring break outfits? Everyone handles things differently.
We prefer huge bags, and we won't lie about it. Miniatures had their day, but it's easy to say goodbye to doll-sized handbags that can only accommodate a MetroCard. Handbags on the runways of Luar, Proenza Schouler, Altuzarra, and Tommy Hilfiger ranged from ordinary totes to Santa Claus-worthy sacks.
You need space for all those odds and ends, whether you commute, use your handbag as a diaper bag, or simply want to keep an extra pair of shoes on hand (you never know!). So, in spring, you will have plenty of space.
I didn't think I missed wristlets or would be thrilled to see them return, but then covetable option after covetable option drifted down the Coach runway, and I was sold. Wristlets are a good compromise between clutches and shoulder purses. If you don't want the bulk of a large purse but yet need to carry more than your cardholder, this is the design for you.
As if baguettes ever go out of style...nevertheless, these oblong purses are as fashionable as ever. Fendi even went so far as to physically inscribe the word "Baguette" on some of their spring/summer 2023 bags. Talk about going all in. But it's simple to see why the look is so popular. The adaptable design is ideal for carrying just enough, and the strap may be worn as a shoulder bag or as a top handle. There's a baguette for everyone, from rare, high-end designs that serve as investments to TikTok favourites and economical Amazon bags.
What could be better than one trend? Two styles merged into one. Fendi's sequined baguette comes into play. Everyone knows that the early 2000s are back in vogue, and with it, all of the decade's gaudiness that we'll gladly embrace as a guilty pleasure. Sequin-adorned handbags were heavily featured in some of the season's best shows, including those by LaQuan Smith and Christian Siriano. Expect glittering, sparkling accessories to embrace maximalism this spring.
Sequin-related, if you will. Metallic bags by LaQuan Smith and Fendi have the same cheerful spirit and playful look as sequins, but with a bit more premium elegance. Dress in brilliant colours, a variety of designs, and shiny statement accessories for a show-stopping style, or use the trend to liven up an otherwise simple ensemble.