“you can’t buy happiness, but you can buy bags and that is sort of the same thing “

So look I will be the first to admit that I looove designer bags! But I can not hash out 2000 € or more for every trend. I do believe that a classic designer bag is a good investment and designer bags like expensive belts can make an outfit !

But so can any other classy bag if you do it right. Here is the deal. If you can not afford a designer bag , don’t buy the fake ones. In your heart you will know its fake and this will hinder your self confidence. Rather buy in the price category you can afford and make it a good classy purchase. I have found some cute bags at H&M this year and adding a Marc Jacobs Silk scarf to it will already class it up.

Here are the trends for fall /winter 2017 according to Vogue , Harpers Bazaar, Bloggers & Runway Trends.

– CROCO BAGS –

This trend always seems to be a winter winner. Please be croc kind and don’t buy the real deal Crocodile Leather . Maybe this year invest in a tad more expensive Croc bag because this trend comes back year after year and always looks good. That said, H&M & ZARA has got some really good options this season. Good quality, looks good and well made for a very lovable price. Add the Brand name silk scarf to pimp it.

-ZARA & H&M OPTIONS-
      

 

  – EMELLISHMENT

The Gucci Dionysus bag made the embellishment trend popular last year and the trend is not going anywhere. Designers are just getting more crazy and Creative. It is a pricy and daring trend to follow but I like it. Here is the deal buy a cheaper option. Or buy Gucci Dionysus and be sure that it will be a item passed on to your daughter’s daughter, who will idolize her grandma for this daring purchase. For budget options I would suggest – Love Moschino , the price doesn’t break the bank but its also a tad more expensive and looks like it. If you are going to wear a statement bag like this make it worth looking at.

 

DAY TO NIGHT CLUTCHES-

Clutches has always only really been an evening accessory but it is more and more becoming a popular day accessory. I know we can’t fit our entire house in it but its still cute and a great accessory for a girls lunch. Choose a clutch that would work great for Dinner and Lunch. I love the Stella & Dot Taj Clutches. They are super cute and transition easy from day to Night.


 

 

 

 

I am bias I know, but I love the Stella & Dot TAJ clutch. The reasons why i love it, is because it is trendy , very trendy. It works for all ages. It’s multi colours will bring some creative colour to your winter greys and blacks day or night. Imagine this: your love for black , complete black maybe a white shirt and this bag! Need I say more? Its the perfect clutch to go from day to night.

– FAUX FUR BAGS-

This is a strange trend but so cute with the right outfit. Honestly I wish I could figure out what the right outfit would be because I do like this trend.

-STATEMENT STRAPS-

Statement straps is a big trend now. And bloggers love it! Statement straps is also a way to spruce up an old vintage handbag .

-BELT BAGS –

Belt bags are back ! They were so 90ties and so cool back then. Now days when we see someone with a “fanny pack” we know we should look away but looking at this fashion tragedy we just can’t help ourselves but to see where this is going. Well move over hillbillies fashionistas is taking the trend back!My apologies for my politically incorrectness by profiling and branding this as a hillbilly trend. And by just assuming that people who identify as hillbillies of any kind sports fanny packs.Trust Gucci to make this trendy again. The Hillbilly in me yearns for the Guc Guc belt bag . But there are other good options. My obvious choice at the moment is the Stella & Dot Bowery Belt bag .

 

 

 

 

 

Reasons for choosing this bag… it is a belt bag and yet the front pouch can be taken off. This is another trend by the way. Multiple bags. This is a funky & trendy bag. It can also we worn as a shoulder bag.The colour is great because it compliments many other winter colours. Also at 72€ the price is right!

-BRANDS –

There was a time where it was fashion to have the brand name show only subtly on the handbag but now the bigger the better!

– OVERSIZED-

This has been a trend we see come and go. So its save to say that when you buy a good and bit more pricy oversized bag you will use it again.

-WHAT COLOURS?-

Classic Black is the safest buy but adding some colours into the bag with scarfs ,statement straps or mini purses.

-WHICH BAG WILL I CHOOSE? –

Of course I have my eye on many bags already. Heartbeaking story is that my budget is limited. So I bought the new stella and dot Kensginton Covet leather bag. For only 320€ you get a Classy , real leather and a classic yet casual bag. I know that this bag I will want to wear again in Fall & winters to come. I like it because its different not everyone would have it and that already makes it special. I like the size and the detail . I can’t wait to use it on the plane because it’s a sexy casual bag. It says “o well I am so effortlessly stylish, and you are looking at me and loving on me wondering what brand I am too intimated to ask my mom”

So at the Time of writing this blog post I had no intention of getting any other bag. But… last night I went to a Fashion Show. Alas there was the Maje Fur bag. I still am not sure how i will style it but I knew it was time to buy something different and daring. So I got this cutie too.

-SHOP MY STYLE –

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2 comments on “HANDBAG TRENDS FOR AUTUMN / WINTER 2017/18”

  1. Hi Nadia! Really liked your post. What about the current It-Bags everyone‘s taking about at the moment such as the Gucci Dionysus or the Céline Luggage? And what about renting luxury bags instead of going for Stella?

  2. hi Kate! thank you for your message. Yes there are just so many trends at the moment and for sure the Dionysus is very popular even at the moment even more so the Chloe bags. I agree renting luxury bags is not a bad option and in the US its a big trend. Here in Europe I think girls still wish to own their bags. Many of these bags Like LV speedy etc. will always be worth buying as they are classics and will be passed on to the next generation. I think luxury bags is a investment in your wardrobe. But you don’t need every new trend so renting is really a great idea! xox Kate if you have any tips on where to rent bags in CH OR EU please share !

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