By @FionnualaMcNult

Image credit: Unsplash

Image credit: Unsplash

This year there have been so many different bag trends that have been popping up over the runways and in the high street that it can be a bit of a minefield when it comes to choosing the right handbag which will stay on trend for a long time and also be practical. So whether you just need to upgrade that work handbag or you just need a cute accessory for when you are running errands in your matching tracksuit, there is a bag trend that you will want to get your hands on and I'm here to help you pick the right one for you. So with eyes looking forward to the future (that being next season) here are the 6 bag trends you need this autumn.

Quilted

It seems that the quilted texture is taking over and I am here for it, anything from a quilted bag to quilted coats to an actual quilt is hard to say no too. There is such a range that this texture covers from large tote bags which can be used everyday to small cross body bags you may only pull out at the weekends. There is one to fit your lifestyle. I would recommend choosing a lilac or green coloured cross body bag as it is easy to style with outfits and can easily make a statement without being overpowering.

Fluffy

You may remember the teddy material that was being used last year for coats, well it had made its second comeback this year only this time it is being put on bags, because who does not want a cosy place to put their belongings? You can really liven up your purse game by adding this style of texture to your outfit, there are many bags that are using the contrast of the soft teddy material and the harder and cold chain strap which creates a clash that just works. 

Oversized


So if you struggle fitting everything you own into a tiny bag then this may be the trend you want to pick up on. The bigger the better, if you want to opt for an oversized bag make sure it almost feels ridiculous then you have the right handbag. These bags are perfect for shopping and going to work, fit your laptop, notebook, purse, lunch etc all into one place so there is no need to bring an extra bag with you. You can even combine the quilted trend here and opt for a soft oversized bag, what a fashionista!

Chains


If you want to add some edge and shine to any outfit then this may be the bag trend for you. The chain trend has been going on for a long time and has seen a major influx in popularity in the jewelry department. It adds a touch of class and sophistication, the perfect evening bag. As mentioned before you can combine the fluffy trend and the chains for a contrasting look bringing with it even more drama.

Coin Purse

If you constantly are on the go running quick errands or are just used to bringing your purse and no bag at all, then this is the trend you need in your life. The retro coin purse is back and better than ever with an updated design that is not only more fashionable but it also has great functionality. The ease of the clasp and long strap makes it easier for you to carry your money and look good at the same time. You can also add a touch of class with a clutch bag which has the coin purse clasp perfect for an evening attire.

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Woven

Want to carry around a bag that is a literal piece of art? Then the woven trend is definitely for you. The intricacy of the interlaced weaving technique will have people mesmerized, there are many different designs and thicknesses to choose from. I would recommend opting for a thicker woven pattern as it looks more modern and chic. However if the retro style is more your niche then opt for the straw like bags with thinner woven patterns which have a nod to the 70’s. One thing to note about these bags is that most of them are made from sustainable material which is just another reason to get one in your collection.


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