Sometimes it’s all about the details — namely, a supremely covetable new-season bag. Here, we round up the biggest Spring Summer 2021 handbag trends to look for, and wear, now.
Comfort has become a major part of all our lives, and it’s well and truly seeped into our wardrobes. For handbags, that means pillowy, puffy bags with supple or scrunched fabrics that feel soft enough to fall asleep on. When it comes to color, complement comfort with calm and opt for soft neutrals and muted pastels.
Handbags in bright, bold hues are having a major moment. Put a jolt of joy into your wardrobe by picking from a range of happiness-inducing rainbow hues ranging from bright yellow to cobalt blue. The candy shades aren’t playing favorites when it comes to silhouettes and sizes — you’ll see color splashed across styles of all kind.
Whether it be a tote, clutch or carryall, bags of all kinds get an extra-large makeover this season. Both luxury and contemporary designers are opting for styles that are roomy enough for all your daily essentials and then some. While silhouettes vary between brands, the trend leans into a slouchy and unstructured fashion moment.
While the chunky chain handbag has been cropping up for a few seasons now, for Spring Summer 2021, the trend has exploded — both in demure and delicate chain details and with extra-large links. While the finishing shade reigning supreme is still gold, you’ll see the link detail play out in a variety of metals.
The best thing about returning to the office? An excuse to invest in a new handbag. This season sees an influx of sharp-cornered, medium-sized bags that mean serious business when it comes to style. Make it extra work-friendly with a polished, glossy finish and the true stamp of an office bag: the briefcase-esque top handle.