5 handbag styles of the season

Published by Robina

The ultimate handbag guide for your spring/summer 2015 wardrobe.

Whether you’re hitting the sand or the dance floor, the right bag can make or break your look. We’ve created a definitive guide to the season’s key trends for your hold-all – all you have to do is fill it.


No longer reserved for school kids, the backpack is set to make a major statement this season. Wear it over both shoulders to keep the look sophisticated. Pair it with denim and flats for a day shopping, or a bodycon dress and pretty sandals for a night out. The key to making a style statement is to pick a backpack that has structure (no slouchy, too-cool-for-school versions here), luxurious fabrics like leather and sophisticated details.


Animal-print is having its moment yet again this summer, but this time round it’s elegant in neutral tones with a twist. The key to making animal print work for you is to team it with a relatively simple ensemble. Our tip: This is one case where your bag should definitely not match your shoes.


Size does matter this season. Perfect for the beach or weekends away, big bags are cool enough to be seen on the street, but practical enough to swallow all your necessities. Keep your look casual – big bags work best when teamed with a laid-back ensemble. So stick to your cut-off jeans, sandals and a cool tank.


Nothing adds fun and flair to your get-up like fringing. A little bit wild west and a whole lotta sexy, fringing takes your handbag and places it centre stage. Our hint: keep your fringing in one place – so if you opt for a fringed bag, forget about the fringed sandals or skirt you also have in your closet. We also recommend sticking to block colours where fringing is involved – let the fringing be the main event.


Go big or go home when it comes to prints this season. Let your swinging bag do the talking as the focal piece of your whole look – the more unusual the better. From geometric shapes to paint splashes and tribal themes, prints take your look from ‘meh’ to ‘whoa!’ in an instant.