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The 2000s bag trends that are hot now

2000s bag trends hot summer 2022

Pictured: oversize tote (hot IT bag for 2022) / Balenciaga City Tote (new version here) /

Remember those bags you coveted back in the early 2000s? They’re back! So crawl into the back of your closet and pull out your archives, because they are hotter than hot this year!

There are a few late 1990s, and early 2000s IT bags which are back with a vengeance this year, in addition to overall handbag trends. Remember the Balenciaga City Tote aka “moto bag?” It’s back, and if you cannot get your hands on a vintage one, Balenciaga has a new version with slightly inverted sides you can purchase now, and rock as if it were the original.

Remember the Dior Saddle bag? It has been popular again for the past few seasons, and it is holding steady as an IT bag to own now. If you don’t have one from back in the day, Dior has a few sizes, colors, and fabrications to choose from today. The common complaint I hear from Saddle bag owners is that everything in the bag falls to one side, if you don’t mind that, this could be your bag.

In addition to specific IT bags from close to twenty years ago, the early 2000s gave us several handbag trends which are hot again this year. Remember oversize handbags you could carry a small child inside? They are back, and the hottest one on the streets this year is from YSL. See above graphic.

The other trends to watch for include nylon bags from Prada, Bowler bags (I love Dior’s version), all types and sizes of hobos bags, baguettes (doesn’t have to be Fendi), classic Chanel bags (think flap and 2.55), and the Chloe Marcie in any style; saddle or satchel. Love!

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What was your favorite handbag trend from the very late 1990s and early 2000s? My favorites include the baguette, Chloe Marcie, hobo bags, and nylon bags.

Quick shout-out to nylon bags; they can be worn in the rain! Love a bag I don’t have to worry about during inclement weather.

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy


Blazer vest for spring and summer

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Wearing: sunglasses / statement earrings / blazer vest / white layering tee / gemstone bracelets (under $50, local designer) / spring nail polish / green mini bag / G buckle belt / dark wash jeans / slingback heels /

Raise your hand if you are excited for the return of the blazer vest?! My hand is way up! I loved blazer vests back in the 1990s. They were a great alternative to a blazer on warm summer days. You can wear a layering tee underneath a blazer vest or really dress one up with a body conscious blouse underneath.

Wondering how to style a blazer vest? They are really easy! Blazer vests play well with jeans and shorts on casual days, and then they are perfect for the office on workdays when paired with trousers, trouser shorts, and skirts. I love how blazer vests are structured yet comfortable too. Love them!

In these photos you can see a timeless and casual way to style a blazer vest. I paired mine with a classic white tee and dark wash jeans. I really wanted my new green bag to pop! This outfit has a classic yet 1990s vibe to it, and I love that.

If you are looking for an alternative to a blazer for the office or chic casual days, this is what you need! The blazer vest is perfect for staying professional at work on hot days, as well as looking put together on casual days. I started off with a black one this season, I plan on adding a fun color to my summer wardrobe; it’s just hard to choose which color!

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What do you think of the blazer vest for spring and summer? Do you plan to wear it?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy

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BAF Weekly IT List

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BAF Weekly IT List from top left: wrap dress (under $50) / large hobo bag / spring nail polish / small black bag / basket bag / street sneakers / dark wash jeans /

Late spring is here! This means our shopping habits are shifting towards outdoor events and summer handbags. How fabulous is this classic basket bag? Basket and woven bags are always on trend in the summer, but this one is always on the IT list. I love a good investment bag. Who wants to keep buying a new basket bag every year? Not me! I love this small basket tote for summer. Perfection.

Street sneakers are continuing to be a hot trend in footwear, and this pair is really fun. This year, look for color combo’s you love in street sneakers, as well as comfort.

As you know, handbag styles from the early 2000s have been making a comeback the past few years. This summer, the trend is exploding, and you will see not only comeback styles, similar styles, and inspired styles, but an uptick in vintage bags hitting the streets. I will talk more about this next week on the blog, but in the meantime, this large hobo is hot on the street and also this black mini bag; which is reminiscent of the small pouch trend from the late 1990s into the early 2000s.

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What are you loving right now?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy