For 2016, animal skin is in, especially when it comes to accessories such as shoes and handbags. A wide range of designers sent reptile texture down the catwalks this season in the form of satchels and smaller shoulder bags. Though some styles featured a neutral or timeless black and white finish, many fashion houses opted for a pop of bright color to complement the texture of the material.
Ever since Victoria Beckham’s Spring/Summer 2016 line debuted at New York Fashion Week, fashion-lovers have been obsessed with her latest must-have design: the half- moon handbag. As GlamourMagazine.co.uk writes, the half-moon bag has all of the key components of a bag of the season: a highly Instagrammable design, distinguishable shape, and generous size large enough for all your worldly belongings. And with other designers, such as Michael Kors, including similar half-moon shaped styles in their spring/summer collections, this particular trend is sure to be a season favorite.
The fashion world has been obsessed with '70s-inspired fringe for a while now, so it’s no surprise that the retro accent is trending once again for the spring and summer seasons. To make good use of the popular detail, add a fringed bag to your collection. Look for a style that features bright colors or metallic finishes for an unexpected twist. Lyst.com.au’s collection of handbags for spring is a helpful place to look for a full scope of the season’s fringe-tastic purse trends. It pulls in examples from designers across the industry, so you’ll be able to take in all of your options, making it simple to find your favorite fringed style.
Making a comeback this season is the hobo, a handbag known for its slouchy shape and relaxed style. This covetable shoulder bag is ideal for ladies who are always on the go, as its oversized design easily carries all of the day’s necessities while offering a chic addition to your wardrobe. For the spring season, look for a modern take on the hobo— think rich jewel tones and luxe materials such as suede and shearling.
White is a classic color for the spring and summer months, and this season, the crisp shade can be found on handbags as well. From clutches to totes and everything in between, this trend extends to all types of purses, and the optic white hues make for, as Vogue.com puts it, high-impact arm candy. To add interest to this simple neutral color, opt for a style that features reptile skin texture, fringe detailing, or heavy chain accents.