It’s spring!! Well, at least in Taipei it is. Flowers are blooming and it’s warming up quickly. Time for some spring bags, right? Well…for some crazy and unknown reason, I moved to Taipei for an entire year with only one handbag (and a floral backpack, but that doesn’t count). I don’t know what I was thinking, but at least I have an excuse to buy more bags? Not that I needed an excuse. So, these days I spend a lot of time scanning the internet for bags and scoping out handbag trends. There are lots, but I’ve narrowed it to 10 that I really love, so here are 10 handbag trends to try for spring and summer 2018!
1. Keep it simple with white bags
I just picked up a white saddle bag so I’m all over this trend. It’s a great neutral that isn’t black, and lightens things up for spring and summer. Here’s hoping I can keep it clean.
2. Garden party vibes with floral bags
How much more “spring” can you get? Floral says spring, to me and I’ve seen these babies everywhere. Now all I need is a garden party to attend (jk I will wear these anywhere).
3. Channel your inner granny with wicker bags
Who doesn’t think of a granny when they think of wicker? Granny always does seem to know best though, and these give me such a beach-y and summer-y vibe, I want all of them. I just got back from Thailand and they were everywhere there and I’m kicking myself for not grabbing one.
4. Cotton candy, dreamy pastel shade bags
If my bag is the colour of cotton candy and ice cream, does it mean I’ll eat less of it? Probably not. Either way, can’t go wrong with pastels when it’s warm.
Tassels just give that extra kick to an otherwise simple purse and keep it fun and interesting. Can we take a sec to look at this Miu Miu bag? I am in love with it and want to marry it. I think it’s probably cooler than me though (not that the bar is that high).
6. Casual and practical bucket bags
Bucket bags have been around for awhile, but they’re still kicking, and for good reason. They’re super practical for the spring/summer season, since they can fit lots, and they’re casual and simple.
1. Simon Miller, $764 2. Matt & Nat, $150 3. Zara, $36
7. Bold, bright red bags
Love a good red bag. I can be pretty lazy about outfits so when I just want to wear a plain white shirt with jeans, a red bag is a needed splash of colour. I really have to give credit to my friend Josianne on this one though, she was on top of the red bags before we started seeing them in stores everywhere!
1. Elena Ghisellini, $791 2. Botkier, $240 3. Zara, $46
8. All that glitters isn’t gold… sometimes it’s an embellished bag
Beaded, sequinned, embroidered, whatever you like, you’ll find. I’ve been seeing embellished bags everywhere and I am here for it. As I get older, I love more glittery things. Go figure.
9. Circle bags
Circle bags are everywhere right now. If you’ve been in a store, this is one of the handbag trends you’ve probably seen. For good reason, though. The silhouette is cute and easy to wear with anything.
1. Chloé, $1,525 (USD) 2. Ban.do, $121 3. Zara, $60
10. Super mini bags
You’re not fitting much more than your phone in these super mini bags, but really, what else do you need? When you have less space, you bring less crap you don’t need. Besides, these are so beautiful, I’m willing to forgo some extra space if I can have a cute little cat bag (yeah, I’m a cat lady).
1. Gucci, $790 (USD) 2. Kate Spade, $172 3. Asos, $24
Comment below if you’re already on top of these handbag trends for spring/summer 2018! Do you already have an old favourite bag for spring, or do you like to get a new one for the season?