We are women, without a handbag as without hands. Especially in the summer, when outfits from thin fabrics do not allow us to shove a thousand things that we need so much from the phone to lipstick and wet wipes. And than to supplement stylish look, if not spectacular handbag, which will attract the admiring glances of others?
Especially since this season designers have tried best to combine aesthetics and functionality in an irreplaceable accessory. What is worth only summer bags “two in one”, where complete with a bulky tote bag is a clutch. From now on, commercial purchases will be safely separated from the cosmetics and in search of the right thing will take a few seconds.
But this is far from all the stylish novelties that await us in the warm season.
Fashion bags – 2018. Main trends
This year’s motto is convenience. We can choose absolutely any handbag model, if only it was comfortable for us. Equally popular are:
- backpacks of all kinds;
- belt models;
- a roomy shopper – a refined version of a shopping bag;
- classic carpets and trunks;
- evening handbags: clutch, minodier and pouch.
The most actual elements of decor – fringe, weaving and embroidery. Of the accessories should be noted chains, massive handles and padlock locks “for gold.”
Fashionable summer bags have simple, mostly geometric shapes. The trend of the year was round and rectangular models.
In addition to traditional leather products, it is recommended to pay attention to the woven baskets of jute, straw or vines in the popular ecostyle today.
A warm season suggests a rejection of dark tones in favor of really summer colors of bags. It is primarily white, as well as shades of pink fuchsia, coral red, ultramarine, lemon, golden, marine dark blue, forest green and mustard.
Details about the leading trends of the summer season are in our review.
For the energetic lady. Bright cross-body bags
They are practical and diverse – for elegance and special chic they are preferred by many celebrities, for example, Lily Allen or Kim Kardashian.
Comfortable handbags over the shoulder in this season were at the height of fashion. Cross-body saturated shades on a wide strap will easily become the main accent of the summer outfit.
If desired, the lengthened handle can be removed by turning the purse into an evening clutch.
Eco-trend: summer women’s bags made of straw
A charming wicker accessory is a real symbol of summer, now you can wear not only a beach or a walk in the park.
Designers this year offered a variety of models with embroidery, including clutches and pockets, which will blend in with the evening dress of a romantic style.
And beach bags “oversize” complement urban smart casual look – it turns out fresh and nontrivial.
All for show – transparent summer bags
The most controversial trend of this summer was transparent plastic, which designers offer to use for shoes, outerwear, hats and, of course, bags. This is also a kind of eco-trend, because for many models secondary raw materials were used.
Plastic bags for the summer can be of any size – from shoppers (which is quite logical) to miniature minodiasters.
I must say, the fashion guru very peculiarly interpreted the actual slogan “transparency”, which means “full transparency”. Now every passer-by will be able to see the contents of our purse and well, if the matter does not go beyond ordinary curiosity.
As if taking pity on us, designers offer to enclose in a plastic shell an ordinary clutch or tote bag. There is an assumption that a transparent trend will not go beyond podium collections. Well, wait and see.
The very elegance. Small handbags on the chain
Another sharp-fashion trend. The chains perfectly complemented the laconic models of geometric shapes, giving them a light coating of bohemian chic.
We pay special attention to the size of links – today large elements are popular, so there is no need to “waste money”. And the bag itself on a powerful chain can be quite small, the concept of proportions here is very conditional.
Handbags with floral print. The garden in our hand
In this spring-summer season, bags literally blossomed, covered with embroidery, painting, appliqués or prints with floral motifs.
Despite the fact that floral patterns refer to “long-playing” trends, designers come up with a new “chip” every year. This time women of fashion recommend to choose an outfit and a handbag under it with the same pattern – this is the summer total look.
Tropical paradise. Bright prints with palm trees
Extend the holiday season will help stylish, trendy bags with a tropical print. They are offered this summer by Sonia Rykiel, Versace and Louis Vuitton.
Images of palm trees, previously considered an attribute of beach accessories, in this season, “migrated” to the model of sports and urban style. It turned out quite well, right?
Full openwork: knitted summer women’s bags
According to the stylists, such models must necessarily be in our summer collection. Depending on the material selected and the method of knitting, handbags can have a different style – from boho and casual to classics. As for the color range, in this season, calm, pastel colors are popular, and bright shades go to the past.
Knitted knapsacks, bags-bags and elegant models with a clasp are actual. And lovers of shopping, are offered tote with handles in the form of bamboo rings.
Sports bags in retro style
Greetings from the sports 70’s – laconic models with geometric patterns. “Postman”, bag, clutch, purse or cross-body – any of these varieties will become a trend if its design is made in an actual retro style.
As a rule, vintage sports bags are made of leather. This is an excellent choice for modern fans of an active lifestyle.
Over the shoulders … to wear. Fashionable backpack
If we create a fashionable set in the style of “urban chic,” we can not do without a shoulder bag. She is comfortable, beautiful and creative.
The backpack, as suggested by designers today, is far from its tourist prototype. This is more like a pretty decorative handbag, roomy, but not bulky. Mini-models this year will make a worthy competition cross-body.