Sunday, May 2, 2010

Best Handbag Picks for Spring Summer 2010

Spring and summer bring us a mixture of colors, raffia, flowers and emotions and a lot of fun which you can’t mix up with other seasons of the year.

A rectangular or square handbag is definitely THE shape of 2010. A box clutch or a rectangular shopper in Rafia (like the Fendi Twins Woven Raffia Shopper below) is a perfect pick for this Summer.

Prints and Colourful Bags are another big trends for Spring Summer Handbags.

Best Summer Bags are totes, they are versatile, chic, casual and practical. This season, totes aren't just canvas anymore. Look for totes in raffia, bright colors, square shapes, and with details like embellishments, exposed zippers and envelope flap closures.

Browse below for our top picks.

Multi-purpose Spring Summer Best Tote Picks

1. Fendi Twins Woven Raffia Shopper for £1,540 UK and $2,560 USA: Complete a weekend look with Fendi's sand glazed woven raffia shopper with black handles. Carry this super-sized style by the detachable strap or by the handles to accent an elegant off-duty outfit.

2. Lanvin Raffia Cabas large tote for £1,075: Add a luxe nautical accent to your wardrobe with Lanvin's navy raffia tote. Carry it by the gold-tone rope-effect chain straps to infuse a simple weekend look with signature chic. It works day or night with a ultra-feminine skirt or sundress or with blazer and denims for the evening.

3. Gap Foldover Canvas Tote $39.50: Amazing washed prints that pop, a deep pocket to store everyday essentials, straps that were made to be stylishly slung over the shoulder--we can't get enough of this slouchy bag. Comes in four different prints.

4. Miu Miu Canvas Tote for £750: Breeze into summer with Miu Miu's natural canvas tote with gold-tone hardware. Carry this new-season style staple by the top handles or detachable shoulder strap for a laidback look. This chic tote will complement both a pretty sundress and personalize sleek office separates.

5. Gap Slouchy Washed Hobo for $39.50: Fashion meets function in this canvas tote. Its generous size will care of all your carrying needs and the brown accents and striped lining add that extra pop of style that every bag needs. It's perfect for the beach but chic enough to carry it to lunch or shopping. Perfect summer accessory.


Prints and Colours - Handbag Trends Summer 2010

Bring a burst of colours or play with prints, with the colourful and printed handbag trend this summer. Among the colours this season, blue is a definite must have of the spring-summer 2010 season, particularly the denim bags.

Prints surely will add some definition to your look, pair a simple Little White Dress with a printed bag for a playful look, to create an haute flirty look River Island's Corsage Bag (below) willbe you perfect pick.

1. Juicy Couture Croc Velour Day Dreamer Bag for £181

2. Diane von Furstenberg Beach Glazed Canvas Tote for £60

3. Irregular Choice Floral Clutch for £29.99

4. Oasis Plaited Handle Shoulder Bag for £35

5. Mango Denim Shopper Bag for £45, also available in orange.

6. River Island Raffia Embellised Corsage Bag for £34.99

Spring/Summer Clutch Bag Picks

When the lights go down, the iridescent, mesmerizing shine comes up. These clutch bags are your perfect evening companions.
1. Reiss Leica Mini Weave Shoulder Bag: A perfect evening bag for evey season, but high for Summers with its woven design. Reiss black and gold clutch is an exquisite way to carry your essentials at night. Carry it as the only adornment to a tailored cocktail look.

2. Miu Miu Lurex jeweled shoulder bag for $950 US and £560 UK: Miu Miu's multicolored jacquard shoulder bag with a gold Lurex finish and smoke crystal-embellished shoulder strap is an evening treasure. Wear this fabulous accessory with a simple cocktail dress and glossy high heels.

3. Stella McCartney Embroidered sequined clutch for $1,025 US and £615 UK: Find new ways to wear your sparkle with Stella McCartney's brown canvas clutch with multicolored floral sequin embellishment. With internal compartments for cash and cards, this vibrant extra is the perfect way to work double duty dazzle. Carry it against an LBD and complement with red or pink metallic heels for a vibrant color combination

4. Ted Baker Tazmin Evening Clutch for £59: TedBaker's black silk cluth with gold hardware is the perfect partner to a tailored evening outfit or a minimilistic chic look. Team it with pants and a shirt to add a touch of femininity to an androgynous look o wear it with your Little White Dress for the evening cocktail.

5. Reiss Beck Enamel Stud Shoulder Bag for £95: Reiss's embellished shoulder bag with all over high shine studded frame design and gold effect tassel and shoulder chain strap is an exquisite accent. Carry it in the palm of your hand or by the gold-tone chain for the ultimate in indulgent glamour.

French Connection's Sunrise Weave Clutch is the best budget buy. This woven straw clutch is perfect for the Summers with its simple and chic looks and the woven straw stripe design. Carry it in the evenings or day, its a perfect bag that would go with your summer dress, or cocktail dress and even can be carried to the office. Available at £20, click here to buy.

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  1. Handbags have the ability to finish the look of every single outfit. Women are crazy for bags and purse because these extravagant purses are to make them seem richer, have high class, and feel like a celebrity.

  2. Yah. I agree. I think a girl's outfit is incomplete without a handbag. A girl really needs a handbag to look more elegant and blooming.


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