For the last twelve months, many of us have been lurking around our homes, wearing a variety of interchangeable loungewear outfits teamed with cute fluffy slippers.
With the world on lockdown, and very little opportunity to see anyone other than the Amazon delivery guy, appearances have been somewhat less of a priority than we’re used to.
Now that the government’s roadmap to recovery is well underway, it seems it’s high time to start thinking about what happens when we can officially start leaving the house and *whispers* go places.
I don’t mean the local shop but out and about, to cafes and restaurants and bars. Asides from the fact most of us are going to have to learn how to wear heels again, there’s also a real danger we’ve forgotten the importance of a good handbag.
Thankfully, we have the definitive guide to help you get up to date with the latest designer handbag fashion trends for Spring 2021.
Go Large Or Stay Home
One of the biggest (pardon the pun) trends to come in this year as far as handbag fashion is concerned is the supersized tote. It seems that bigger is better, and biggest is best as far as these large bags are concerned.
Acne Studios have produced a stunning 100% calf leather large bucket bag that features an oversized belt strap, designed to make this a true statement piece.
Available in three colour combinations, and two size options it looks perfect teamed with casual day wear or something more sophisticated for the evening.
Spring is synonymous with Easter, blossoms and new life – we’re thinking chicks, fluffy lambs and a general overload of cuteness. It looks as though designers have caught the bug too with the likes of Fendi bringing out an adorable fluffed-up Baguette bag covered in white ostrich feathers.
Their stunning white nappa leather-lined luxury handbag features the iconic FF clasp and can be worn either cross-body or on the shoulder and is available for $9,500.
Alternatively, Loeffler Randall have designed an equally playful circle tote available with oyster off-white ostrich and turkey feathers or, a perfect for spring, blush.
No Chain No Gain
Another look that is taking the season by storm is the chunky chain strap. Delicate silhouettes are the last thing anyone is looking for this spring, as designers compete to produce the largest and most striking straps.
Versace’s new La Medusa medium-sized handbag comes with two shoulder straps – one leather, and one chain, perfectly blended to match the bags overall colour aesthetic.
Available in seven different shades, this is a perfect everyday to suit any style or taste (as long as you have $2,500 of course).
Alternatively, they have also designed a singular chain strap, currently only available in pink, which will work with a wide variety of their current bag silhouettes, thus providing an opportunity to change the look and feel of some of your existing collection.
If you’re intrigued by the large chain but are looking for something slightly different then Brother Vellies may have the perfect solution with their lijadu billfold in lavender.
This soft pastel croc-embossed bag features a unique wooden chain-link detailing on the shoulder strap to really make this piece stand out.
The Chanel 19 bag, a name paying tribute to the original 2.55 bag features the classic CC clasp, alongside a large curb chain in gold metal, perfect for carrying by hand. With soft lines and available in gold and pastels, this is the perfect spring accessory.
Be Bold, Be Bright, Be Beautiful
On the whole, designer handbags seem to be following a bright and bold colour scheme this spring, with larger than life candy colours on the main. Hermes has produced a striking two-tone bag in red and pink, inspired by the colourful silks worn by jockeys in horse racing.
Made from Epsom calfskin and completed with palladium plated hardware, this bag has a contrasting internal compartment completed in a stunning azure blue.
Choosing the right designer handbag will often depend on the style of outfit you’re planning to wear, so take a moment to discover the colour trends that are dominating the Spring 2021 season.
No matter what style of bag you decide to opt for, it’s vitally important you know how to look after it. Whilst each designer will have their own individual care instructions, you can never be too well informed when it comes to keeping your bags looking their best.
Make sure you take the time to do the research before you even have your bag in your hands, to prevent the risk of damage.