Our recent return to work, play, and travel has brought on a joyful need to refresh the totes and cross-bodies we used to spend time with on the daily. For us, the perfect handbag has to speak to our personal style as well serve as a form of self-expression. Of course, you can’t forget classic shapes, staple shades, and iconic designers when building your collection—but also make sure to add variety by investing in a pop of colour or supporting an up-and-coming designer. With a collection like this, your bag is guaranteed to be the centre of every outfit. Below, our picks are inspired by the return to street style, which has become the cornerstone for discovering what fashion’s best will be wearing this season and beyond.
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Introducing your new go-to.
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There’s nothing like a daily fix of designer fashion, so we love a bag that we can wear everywhere. We predict this sophisticated silhouette by Loewe to quickly become the next It bag so act fast.
The nostalgia factor comes into play.
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Your inner child will rejoice at anything as nostalgic as a bright and colorful printed bag. Let the vibrant swirling patterns from Fendi do just that.
This new silhouette has entered the arena.
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This wide silhouette featuring an open centre is currently being featured in the collections of all our favourite designers—and for good reason. Its unique shape instantly elevates any look.
Always by your side.
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There’s nothing better to pair your favourite LBD with than a little black bag that exudes instant sophistication. After popping up on the arms of the most iconic style muses, advene is the brand to watch.
Think a modern take on the ’90s aesthetic.
Queue the ’90s hits and strut into the weekends wearing an all-denim look holding this Chanel bag. We love how the bowling bag silhouette seems to always fit everything we need.
Find yourself a bag that can act as a pillow on long flights.
A great way to ease your wardrobe into fall is to adopt a furry friend you can bring everywhere with you. Begin by pairing it with a summer dress, and as it gets colder, it will look just as good with your favou
Your handbag should be just as appealing as your favourite pastry. That’s why we love picking a bag that is simply *chef’s kiss.* This one has a hobo shape that is easy to throw over your shoulder and head out the door.
Think western with a bit of an edge.
The chunky chain bag isn’t going anywhere and has simply evolved, and we’re moving right along with it. Switch things up by swapping out your gold chain for silver in this case.
Grab and go.
Nothing looks more effortless than pairing a clutch with easy layers and running out the door. This one is small but mighty and can fit everything you need when on the go.
Because two heads are better than one.
There is now a stylish solution to the difficult reality of attempting to squeeze everything into a microbag. Why not just wear two at once? Keys, phone, wallet, check!
Just swap this in for kale on your shopping list.
This is the hue that is absolutely season-less. Pair it with neutrals or opt for a colour-block moment.
A version of this article first appeared in Harper’s BAZAAR US
- FALL 2021 BAG TRENDS