Top 10 Handbag Trends for Spring/Summer 2014
The A Hume Edit
Come rain or shine bright, zesty accessories brighten up summer styles, put a smile on your face and a spring in your step.
Pastels are the new neutral
Creamy pastel shades are a key colour for 2014, think baby pink, pistachio and mint. A pastel handbag like this divine structured tote from Betty and Betts allows you to dip a toe in pastel pool without diving headlong into the trend. Works well with neutrals, navy or other pastels.
Florals are making a big comeback in accessories this year. Botanical prints are all over bags, from backpacks to super glam clutches. Barbour acknowledges the trend with a classy nod to Arts and Crafts master, William Morris. Take this bag to the shops, the beach, or on old school picnics.
Top- handle Bag
Top-handle bags are always a smart choice. Carried in the hand it’s a look that says I mean business, slung over the shoulder it’s a more laid back look – truly the perfect all rounder bag for work and play. This jaunty cherry red number from Betty and Betts will gather compliments wherever you go.
The Bucket Bag
The bucket bag is probably the hottest handbag trend of the summer. Our own exclusive take on it – the Anna – is crafted from beautiful Lovat Mill tweed and scores added fashion points for its perfect pastel shades of baby blue, lavender and caramel.
A bright colourful clutch is essential for summer nights kicking up your kitten heels. This striking Betty and Betts Cobalt blue clutch works a treat with a pretty summer frock and adds casual elegance and style to an everyday jeans and tee-shirt outfit.
The satchel has been riding a wave for a while and it’s still surfing the trends well into SS2014. A chic, stylish choice with just a touch of nostalgic tongue in cheek and ever so practical, the Betty and Betts satchel comes in deep sugary plum and golden butterscotch – leather so soft you’ll be stroking it like a kitten.
Structured Ladylike Purse
Everyone needs at least one good and proper structured handbag, a demure ladylike item for a put together, and snappy, sleek look. Feel unburdened and chic with this superb country classic from Dubarry.
Everyone needs a workhorse bag and that’s exactly what this noble bag from Bladen is crafted from beautiful Bladen herringbone tweed and soft leather, this bag will see you loyally through all seasons. It will cart your shopping, guddle and clutter without complaint and go on looking good for years and years.
Fulfilling a similar roll to the Carryall Tote this mid-size tote by Dubarry is a keeper, a smart office ready tote that will never tire of getting up in the morning and going to work. After lugging your tablet, phone and sundries round from Monday thru Friday it’ll still be up for a spot of weekend shopping.