Summer is almost here (if you are on the south side of the world) but if you are in the north side? Then summer is already there which in both cases is great, because you can enjoy the perks of this awesome season.
One of our favourite things about summer is how much more adventurous we become with our wardrobe. Summer is a time to try out all kinds of bold and unique accessories in bright colours and unusual textures that don’t really fit with colder weather.
One area of our wardrobe that we like to give a particular update to during the summer time is in the bag department. Summer provides all kinds of opportunities to experiment with new and interesting bag styles, especially since summertime is generally the season when we go on the most adventures, both at home and abroad.
check out some of the summer bag styles that we’ve been loving this season.
Backpacks had been in the fashion industry for decades, and is making a comeback in accesories with the mini backpacks. This tiny little things are so cute, functional and totally gives another dimension to your outfit. More practical versions of this bag style have become acceptable in the workplace, and they’re truly one of the best items to take with you during any kind of travel excursion.
The mini backpack not only does it evoke the world of Cher Horowitz in the movie Clueless, a small backpack gives you the hands-free practicality of its regular-sized big sister while still looking on-trend. We particularly love the idea of taking a mini backpack along with us to a festival or other outdoor event in the summer – you can dance, eat and drink freely while having all of your essential items with you on your back in a cute little bag.
Straw and Rattan Purses
Another trends to emerge this summer is the huge wave of straw and rattan woven bags that have made their way into the market.
A straw bag can go with you anywhere, from a casual weekend visit to the farmer’s market followed by a day at the beach, to even the workplace or a night out, depending on how you style the rest of your outfit. We love the simple, breezy and effortless look that a straw bag adds to any outfit.
Bold geometric shapes in bright colours have been a popular trend this summer. We particularly love the look of a circle bag, it’s simple but still so eye-catching and interesting when paired with a summer outfit.
We've seen this particularly geometric shapes in the fashion weeks all around the world, in Square, rectangular, triangular and in circles which makes them add a fun look to your everyday clothes.
We also like to treat summer as a time to simplify an outfit or pare back on the number of things we’re taking out of the house with us. A leather clutch is practical for so many reasons, but we’re particularly keen on using one as our only item to take with us to work (if we can swing it) or on a night out.
We never thought we’d see fanny packs truly become a fashion item again (and not just with dads on vacation), but Summer 2018 has really proved us wrong. From canvas and vinyl to suede and leather, fanny packs and belt bags have become a huge trend for women of all stripes.
These bags make so many activities that much easier, from taking in a live show or festival, to hanging out at a pool party, campsite or just an average day on the weekend, the fanny pack has reemerged as a style heavy-hitter.