Everyone’s in a rush to wrap up the year. Have you finished sending out Christmas presents? But I suggest sitting down and taking things slow. We all want to start fresh in 2017, and that entails setting up your wardrobe to fit next season’s trends.
When it comes to bags in particular, set aside your frilly crossbodies and other remnants of sparkly Christmas. Let’s talk about structured minaudières, floppy purses and other cute things in between.
Forget your dirty, beaten, free canvas bags. Spring-Summer 2017 welcomes a range of tote bags in silhouettes you haven’t seen before. Injected with equal doses of whimsy and class, this season’s tote bags come in various sizes adorned with unconventional detail.
I personally love Celine’s rendition of the tote bag this season. Not only are the colors so easy to wear—black, white, and brown make for a foolproof combo—but its unique floppy-but-not-really body gives it enough character to make it memorable enough to flaunt. I can imagine it hanging on my arm as I shop and dunk things I love into a roomy, dreamy tote.
While clutches aren’t the most roomy of the lot, these little things carry so much character, it’s enough to catch and hold somebody’s attention. Ditch your old-fashioned, monotonous metallic clutches for something bolder and more unpredictable.
Emilio Pucci debuted a multicolored purse that’s out of the ordinary. Not only is it bigger than the usual clutch, it shows off a vibrant and festive color palette reflective of the season. Oscar de la Renta also released a clutch with an interesting, textured print that flaunts its oriental influence. I’m loving its complementary salmon and aqua palette that’s fit for the summer ahead.
If you’re less about bold prints and more about capacity, clutches take a different form in Creatures of Comfort’s line. Looking more like a hybrid of the tote and clutch, this piece is both practical and stylish.
I’m far from being the sporty kind, which is why I’ve little reason to sport backpacks.
But this season has just convinced me otherwise. With 2017’s colorful knapsack selection, I think these are some of the cutest in the summer bag lot.
Fit for long trips that require you to pack your whole life before jetsetting, this Versace bag comes in deep blue leather with cool aqua strappy accents. Rely on this piece for room and style.
Maison Margiela, on the other hand, offers something more petite: this orange-and-blue rucksack flaunts a texture as interesting as the places this will go with you.