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Fashion Month Handbag Trends We’ll Be Wearing All Summer

We've found ourselves excessively tempted to purchase what they're wearing after ogling images of stunning strangers displaying their outfits on the street in recent weeks. Handbags are frequently the first stop.

At this time of year, being in the southern hemisphere has many perks. First and foremost, after enduring a winter that felt longer than most, while watching every man and his mother gallivant over Europe, we are now starting to see signs of spring. However, with warmer weather comes a much-needed wardrobe shift to accommodate the longer, more freewheeling days.

We all need a little inspiration now and then, and fashion month is a great place to get it. Throughout September and October, fashion took over all of the main northern hemisphere global capitals, from Copenhagen to Milan, New York, London, and Paris.

When it comes to handbags, choosing unbranded may frequently result in a more elegant and adaptable appearance. If you want your brand to complement your ensemble rather than dominate it, search for alternatives that aren't too adorned with logos. It has no effect on the piece's artistry; instead, it adds an air of mystery: when it's difficult to determine who produced your bag, it pulls people in.

When it comes to preparing your seasonal wardrobe, the easiest place to start is with your accessories, notably your purses. It's the ideal location to add a splash of colour without committing too much and have fun with your outfit, especially if you follow the capsule closet trend. We've collected together some of the most popular bag styles from fashion month that we'll be wearing all summer.

The hobo bag has gone through several variations, but we're guessing the phrase "hobo bag" conjures up thoughts of mid-'00s "it" gals with gigantic sunglasses and an equally large bag. This summer, the hobo bag is ditching the soft and floppy shapes of previous seasons in favour of a textured tiny version. The Balenciaga Le Cagole XS Shoulder Bag, which comes in a plethora of colours and has just the perfect amount of grunge, and the somewhat more refined Bottega Veneta Mini Jodie were perhaps the most-seen pieces during fashion month.

Metallic and dazzling bags were shown throughout the month, which is wonderful timing for us because they will look amazing in any holiday season attire. We really like the redesigned version of the Prada nylon reedition shoulder bag in summertime pastel colours with matching rhinestones.

A natural evolution of the classic shoulder bag that’s been blowing up the past few years, the crescent moon bag is a wearable trend that’s delicate enough for summer but also robust enough to carry all of your daily necessities. We love more structured bags as they’re perfect for anyone who doesn’t like the casual slouchiness of the hobo bag, and our top pick is the one above by Louis Vuitton.

Whether we're going to the office or the beach this summer, we all need a larger tote to fit all of our daily requirements. We've always been admirers of the neutral woven basket bags from previous seasons (especially the Loewe — in every size), but we're all about the colourful dressing this summer, so the raffia Prada handbag in a vibrant colour has to be our pick this year.

Hot pink has been named the colour of the year for 2023, with Valentino's distinctive strong pink dominating runways and street-style galleries this year. Other manufacturers have jumped on the (hot pink) bandwagon, and it's likely to be the ideal summer flash of colour. We're loving hard on the classic Saint Laurent shoulder bag in hot pink above; it's basic enough for everyday use but interesting enough for a night out.