IT Bag Trends
Today I have Claire as my guest writer! Enjoy her post about It Bags!
When it comes to accessories, bags are gold – they allow you to spice up your outfit and transform it in the blink of an eye, but also they help you keep all the things you need within reach. As convenient as they may be, bags should also be elegant and fashionable, and when you think about all the different kinds of bags you can choose from, you might get a headache. Don’t worry, we give you a list of the most fabulous IT bags for the following seasons.
It seemed as if fanny packs and mini backpacks would be left forever in the nineties, but they’re making a comeback and it’s a triumphant one. These bags were once viewed as too practical to be stylish and fashionable, but it seems like this attitude is changing. Women usually carry more than a wallet in their bags, and fanny packs and backpacks make it possible for us to carry everything we might possibly need with us without hurting our wrists and making us feel like we’re at the gym. You can pick the more playful ones: think bright pink PVC mini backpack with prints and fanny packs decorated with pins and badges, but you can also find an elegant one if you want: leather, suede, and plaid pieces are always a good way to go.
Those who love their bags to have chain handles will love the oncoming trend: charms! It seems as if designers decided to blur the lines that separate handbags and jewellery. Many of them chose to decorate the chains on their handbags with eye-catching and adorable charms which transformed the bag from convenient accessories into breathtakingly beautiful (and still convenient) ones. The best thing is that you can choose whether you’d like to pursue a more delicate princess-like look, or you’d like to lean more toward that fierce punk-girl style. If you pick the bags with shorter chains that can be worn like clutch bags, the chains will look like bracelets, which will save you the trouble of having to pick jewellery too.
When in doubt, opt for something simple and elegant. It doesn’t matter if it’s your grandma’s minaudière, your mom’s old frame bag, or a wristlet you inherited from your aunt, these pieces will never go out of style. Classic designer leather handbags, velvet wristlets with satin straps, and double handled tote bags will always be a good choice, and they are high-quality pieces you will be able to wear in years to come without worrying that they will look obsolete or boring at any point.
First seen all over the runways, and expected to flood the streets this spring, fringe is the next big thing (once again). Even the most bland spring outfits will be given a fun touch with this adorable detail which will overflow pretty much every type of bag there is. Those oversized bags that resemble huge shapeless sacks will look amazing when covered in a thick fringe, and they will draw everyone’s eye. For those who can’t imagine their outfit with a bit of bling-bling, fringe pendants with a bit of glitter or sequins that can be attached to zippers and handles are the best option.
If you already have a favourite bag you can’t imagine living without, but which might not be trendy at the moment, don’t worry. As long as your treasured piece is in good condition, you’re good to go, and it’s always good to wear something new and exciting rather than something expected and boring, even if the piece only looks new. The following season, skip the boring and expected and rather opt for something bold and exciting that will make everyone notice you.