Handbags


Cross body phone cases spring 2020 handbag trends

gucci phone case cross body bag street stylegucci phone case cross body bag

pictured: hoop earrings / lipstick (pictured below) / long coat / black knit turtleneck / belt / spring nail polish / skinny jeans (under $50!) / Gucci phone case cross body bag / western style boots /

New Year, new handbag trends for spring 2020! There is a new small, cross body bag in town, and it’s not a silhouette we have seen in quite some time. Enter, the cross body phone case for spring 2020.

You might be thinking, “I have way more than a phone to carry around when I want to be hands-free!” Well, that’s not a problem here; as long as you don’t mind carrying light. This north/south mini bag offers room for a phone, a small wallet, a set of keys, and a lipstick. You can also forego the wallet altogether, and use the built-in credit card slots to free up room in the bag. I am more of a wallet person,  so I prefer squeezing in my mini-wallet, but it is nice to have options!

Gucci Phone Case : Gucci cross body phone case review

cross body phone cases spring 2020 spring 2020 handbag trends cross body mini bag gucci mini bag cross body

I won’t lie, this is a tight handbag. As a mom, it does not leave me any room for when my daughter hands me her phone to carry, or my son asks me carry a baggie of goldfish crackers. That being said, this is a great mini bag for days when I want to be hands-free, and lighten my load.

There are several handbag trends for the upcoming spring 2020 season, but the cross body phone case is one which is new. It isn’t continuing from another season. This trend will replace your larger, east/west cross body bag from years past.

I chose the Gucci phone case as my bag for rocking the mini cross body bag trend because it offers a classic, vintage vibe. I am always feeling the 1970s, so this bag evokes a vibe which works well with my current ’70’s mood. Love that!

Shop the cross body phone case trend with Gucci phone cases around the web:

Shop my winter street style look:

What are your thoughts on the new cross body phone case trend? Is this a bag trend you plan to wear?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy

it bags 2020 gucci


Handbags you can wear in the rain

rainproof handbags

Handbags you can wear in the rain from top left: white and clear mini tote (under $200) / red satchel (under $60) also in black and white / black jelly satchel (hot trend item under $50!) /  Tory Burch tote (under $500) / Ted Baker black tote (under $60) / Valentino tote (hot designer IT item under $1500!) /

The rainy season is here! It’s time to protect our fabulous leather, and fabric handbags, and turn our bag wardrobes over to something more water resistant. Enter, the PVC handbag.

While PVC handbags were a hot trend over the past few years, winter 2020 is entering into a new rain resistant fabrication; the jelly bag.

Remember jelly shoes when we were kids? Jelly bags also were a thing around Y2K, and now they are back! Look for designer and affordable options made from soft PVC with a jelly-like feel. I love this option for under $60. Saving money on a hot trend is my thing!

Although jelly handbags are gaining momentum, your PVC bag from last year is still relevant, on trend, and ideal for the rainy weather. If you jumped on the PVC bandwagon, never fear, you can keep wearing your bag without worrying about upgrading this year to a new, rain resistant bag; unless of course you want to 😉

Looking to invest in a new rain resistant bag? Opt for a jelly satchel, or a PVC tote. You will be glad you did! Here are a few fabulous jelly and PVC bags from around the web to get you through the rainy season. I found fabulous bags which are affordable, as well as designer IT items. Gotta love a good designer IT bag!

Which style PVC or jelly bag is your favorite? What is your favorite bag to wear in the rain?

Thanks for stopping by, and stay dry!

XOXO
Cathy


The return of the baguette

fendi baguette prada baguette

pictured from left: Prada spring 2020 runway / Fendi spring 2020 runway / Fendi spring 2020 runway /

photo credit: © iMAXtree.com

Do you remember the Fendi Baguette? If not, it is an iconic IT bag which found fame when Carrie Bradshaw in SATC coveted one, only to see it get stolen off her arm on the streets of New York, close to a  generation ago. That episode helped launched an already popular handbag into infamy. The Fendi Baguette was coveted around the world, and the short strap combined with the east/west design of the bag, created a handbag trend everyone needed to be wearing.

In the 90’s, handbag straps went from long to short in a decade. The early part of the 90’s offered us long straps which were leftover from the 80’s. As the decade wore on, the straps on our bags shrank until our handbags were tucked into our armpits by 2000.

As the first decade of the century progressed, handbag straps started to lengthen again, to the point where our bags offered a 70’s vibe, or cross body convenience. But, as we head in 2020, the pendulum is swinging back in the direction of the baguette; possibly fueled by Fendi’s relaunch in 2017. A new generation of handbag fans is discovering the baguette silhouette, while those of us who lived through it are ready to welcome it back.

My 5 favorite baguettes

We are currently in a state of the IT handbag type, as opposed to the IT bag. Instead of needing that one bag, made by that one brand, we are in a time when handbag style is king. This is great when it comes to individual tastes and budgets, not so great if you are a seeker of the ultimate IT item. You might have to actually choose a bag from a sea of designs, rather than be guided to that one bag, by that one brand.

It’s interesting that the baguette style is trending as we move in 2020. The spring 2020 runways around the globe offered us a different view of what’s to come in the new year for handbags. The runway handbag trends for spring 2020 included the return of the bucket bag, pleated bags, the multi-bag, the insanely over-sized cross body bag, classic 70’s shoulder bags, disco inspired bags, straw bags, exotic skin bags, and large puffy pouches shown both as clutches and as shoulder bags. Baguettes were hard to spot. How did they rise to fame at this moment? Is the 2017 return of the Fendi Baguette finally catching some steam? Or are consumers tired of longer straps, and seeking something fresh and new; because everything old is new again, right?

In the case of the baguette, you can always gravitate towards the Lord of the Baguettes; the Fendi Baguette. Or, you can enjoy this new IT bag style with a design by your favorite designer, in your favorite price point. There are a lot of options! I’m deciding between splurging on the Fendi Baguette or snapping up the Coach version in a fun color. I have always liked this handbag style, and I do own a few from back in the day; just not by Fendi. Which do you prefer?

Baguette styles online:

What do you think of the return of the baguette? Are you a fan of the short strap, or do you prefer a longer one?

If you are a baguette fan, what is your favorite way to wear your bag? Over the shoulder, inside the armpit? Or on your forearm, displayed for the world to see?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy