By Mary Johnson
With the summer season coming to an end, your fall wardrobe is something to start considering now. One of the most important additions to any wardrobe is the perfect handbag, and this fall there are a number of new trends to consider. While you select the right fall handbag for you, it is important to consider your personal style, what would pair well with the rest of your wardrobe, what your intended use is for the bag, and of course budget.
Something to always prioritize is good quality so that you can wear it often and your bag will last you for years to come. There are many shops and online stores that carry gorgeous and high-quality bags: one of them is Mirta for example, that offers Italian leather handbags 100% made in Italy by local artisans. So, as you search for your perfect bag for this fall, here are five bag trends to consider for the season:
1. Structured top handles
We’ve seen crossbody bags, tiny bags and oversized bags, but this year we are seeing bags with the statement at their handle. A structured top handle bag is a modern take on a handbag, with a small opening to slip your hand through. This trendy bag you can grab on the go and make a sophisticated statement. Just be aware, this is a bag that tends to be without a long strap so consider whether this is practical for you before purchasing!
2. Embossed croc
Texture and animal-inspired print is still in, and an embossed croc handbag gives your fall looks some texture and personality. Classic colors are warm brown that will pair beautifully with all your fall outfits.
After the hot summer months, shearling (and faux-shearling) is a welcome change to your wardrobe. This year, we have the option for shearling lining and a full shearling bag. When paired with leather, jean, or polished looks, a shearling bag pulls your outfits together by adding softness with fur.
4. Chain-link straps
Chain-link straps give a bag an instant edge. If you want to a ‘cool factor’ to add to your fall outfits, this statement bag is one to add to your collection. From u-shaped, to small totes, to half-moon leather bags, a chain-link strap is the perfect accessory for your fall handbag. We are seeing thick chains everywhere in fashion, and chain-link straps and chain link details on handbags was only a matter of time.
5. Quilted and padded textures
Quilted and padded textures give a handbag a polished yet soft feel, and this is a very prevalent trend this year. Moncler, for example, has a beautiful brown leather bag with a quilted texture.
While five standout trends, there are many others for the season to consider as well! What is your favorite trend for this fall?