For many, autumn and winter are a new chance to swap out those summer and spring styles for cold weather classics, like fuzzy sweaters, knit hats, and purses that complement your seasonal attire. It’s time to start off fresh again, and breathe some life into your wardrobe! Don’t throw away all your old bags, but adding some new classics to your closet for the new season will help make it easy to create the wardrobe looks you wait all year long to show off! Here are a few purse styles and shapes that will help you upgrade your collection from old to new again - without completely modifying your current collection.
Minimising is in and with these micro minis all you need is your phone, credit card, and a lip gloss for the perfect night out. This is ideal for those cocktail dress nights out on the town, where you don’t want to lug around your regular mini bag.
The classic clutch never goes out of style. This autumn and winter, try a clutch that is a little more unique, like a hard plastic acrylic bag or a woven clutch - they make for an artistic touch to any outfit, and are a true statement pieces of their own. You can find simple envelope style cross-body clutches, as well as intricate textured designs. Try pairing these with a casual pair of jeans and blouse to really make it stand out.
This old-school look will have you replacing your classic totes with a much cleaner and more professional look. Totally roomy, you’ll love stuffing this bag with all your work and daily necessities! Match this with any office look or your date night apparel for a sophisticated style that’s versatile for your day-to-night lifestyles.
You may be thinking fanny pack at the mention of belt bags, but this strappy design is a great autumn accessory, especially when hitting up those outdoor activities and festivals. Out of sight and out of mind, the strap fits snug around your waist when adjusted properly and won’t steal the show away from your outfit. When you’re out and about, pair your belt bag with your favourite leggings and comfy sweater!
Not quite a clutch, and not quite a wrist-let, this combo makes it easy to grab and go. The pouch design is also super flexible, and makes it easy to throw in all sorts of necessities without cramming items in like a puzzle to fit just right. This little bag makes the perfect accessory for those fun dates nights! Whether you’re hitting the local carnival, or go-kart raceway, this flexible bag will look great with your semi-casual attire.
Yes, that’s right! A purse with a scarf strap has the combination of fashion and convenience — all in one. The soft strap won’t weigh heavy on your neck and shoulder, and will look creative too! Scarf straps allow more room for creativity, with bold and exciting patterns, and colours that add a little something to your little black dress.
Don’t be a square, and hop on board to this vintage comeback! The circle purse usually features a small wrist-let to hold onto, and a convenient snap closure. Circle bags have been massively popular this year, and it’s easy to see why - this retro look will pair great with a short and sassy dress for parties, and bring that old-school design we all dream about!
Super clean and minimal, this classic purse means business. The sleek look will create a sophisticated style when matched with your office wear, and can easily go from work to happy hour! Dressed up or dressed down, it’s easy to match this feminine look to almost all your wardrobe styles.
Ring Handle Bag
Switch out your evening clutches for something a little more modern, like the new ring handle bag. This look brings a retro vibe and makes going out more fun when you can let it hang from your wrist, rather than struggling to carry it tucked under your arm all night. This little sidekick will look classy when you match it with your sleek trouser suit outfits.
There’s a new modern twist to the traditional bucket bag. These bags keep their structured design, but offer a little more fashion to them with special designs like woven looks to add a little something to your everyday attire. The bucket style makes it easy to carry an assortment of things with you at all times. Whether you’re a mum on-the-go or a busy manager, this is the bag that has all the room you need.
Switch It Up
When you’re getting bored with last cycle’s purses, bags, and clutches, substitute your formerly classic styles with these new remixes.
Written by: Tess DiNapoli
The brand The Naan Design is a high profiled contemporary women's & men’s design & fashion concept, founded in 2015. The brand focuses on the artistic values and intellectualism.
The designer of the brand is Natasa Litvin.
The ‘Naan’ is an organic and instant spiritual nourishment, which is an indispensable in everyday hectic life and takes shape in physical form through leather bags, jewelleries, accessories and clothing.
The brand is for contemporary, metropolitan women and men who require the elegance and modernity, regardless of age.
All collection built around values, designed and manufactured in Budapest focuses on high quality materials. Every single pieces are made by hand.
Welcome to J D’Cruz, a new exciting Oxfordshire based brand producing individually designed and printed leather handbags, all made from hand selected sustainable leathers that have been hand-printed and crafted in Britain. Such innovative and exciting designs are a result of clear passion, enthusiasm and bags of experimentation.
This September J D’Cruz will be showing at London Fashion Week. AW17 sees J D’Cruz launch their debut collection with a range of landscape totes, rucksacks, slouch bags, satchels and different size clutch and coin bags. The inspiration for this collection is inspired by the authentic outdoors and prints were mainly motivated by architecture. The colours are bursting with bright accent personalities that brighten up any outfit alongside more muted tones. The brand is so confident it offers fantastic aftercare.
The bags are hand-made and created in the designer’s studio. No two pieces are the same adding to that personal feel to the brand. Jasmine the designer behind the brand who previously worked for Jimmy Choo won the Cherwell Best New Business Award 2016 and showed previous collections at Royal Windsor Horse Show, The Country Living Spring Fair 2016 and London Fashion Week in 2015, the response was very positive and successful.
J D’Cruz has also been worn this year by Perrie Edwards from Little Mix, Invader Girl and been voted one of the best rucksacks by InStyle magazine. The brand was also seen at Top Drawer, Pure London and The Clothes Show Live. Jasmine was also selected and exhibited at the New Designers Show in Islington; she is very selective of the leathers used in each design, which is part of making them so unique and special. This is a quintensisally British brand that produces everything in this country, using traditional textile processes such as screen printing rather than using a digital format. Most of the handbags remain unlined if possible to keep that handcrafted and loved touch. J D’Cruz bags get better with age, as the bag ages the leather softens and gains more beauty.
I met Kunmi, founder and designer of MINKU, at a local handmade designer market in Barcelona. It was by far my most interesting encounter at the market that day; a designer who uses the rich and unique attributes of the Nigerian culture, and infuses it into handmade and practical goods. Each Minku item is covered in handmade love and personalised features. It seems that no Minku item is designed exactly the same way. A Minku bag is definitely a lifetime and unique wardrobe piece! Enjoy some of my favourite pieces....
The Ebute Metta Fringe Clutch:
100% leather exterior and strap; with hand-stiched expandable sides.
100% leather exterior, with aso-oke coin-pocket lining.
The Ibaka Work and Weekend Bag:
Mustard yellow vegetable-tanned cow leather with a mesh lamb-leather side pocket
Visit www.minku.com for more beautifully handmade leather goods!