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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


Straw bags summer 2022

straw bags summer 2022

Straw bags summer 2022 from top left: structured tote / small top handle bag (on my wish list!) / box bag (under $100) / drawstring bag (hot IT bag) / small tote (I own this and love it!) / drawstring bucket bag “Feed Bag” /

It’s that time of year again when the weather toys with us and gives one day of summer, one day of winter, and one day in-between. When those peek-at-summer days happen, we all start looking at what we have ready in our closets for summer. One of the big, on-trend items we all need is a straw bag.

The straw bag for summer 2022 is a great summer staple because it evokes vacation vibes, offers neutral hues to match any outfit, and is specific to summer or exotic trips. Love a good basket bag!

As straw bags have increased in popularity the past few years, designers have been getting more creative, and they are giving us more options to choose from. For the summer 2022 season, we can find a basket bag in almost any style we want; and I love it! I own the Loewe tote bag featured in this post, and it is a classic style that Loewe releases every spring/summer. I love having a classic bag I can pull out every summer. If you want a classic straw bag, I highly recommend it!

On trend IT bags on your mind? The drawstring bag is hot this year, and there are a few fabulous options. I linked up the two IT versions of the style in the collage above. If you are attending an event, or you want to rock the straw trend on a night out on the town, this box bag and this clutch, both under $100, are ideal.

Straw bags under $500

Designer straw bags | IT bags

Are you excited to rock a straw bag this summer?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy

basket bags summer 2022

Street sneakers spring 2022

street sneakers spring 2022 trends
street sneakers spring 2022

Spring 2022 street sneakers from top: Nike sneakers / Gucci platform sneakers / boat shoes /

Spring 2022 street sneakers are here! For the spring 2022 season, street sneakers are back, and this season, they are more individual, special, and downright funky.

Gone are the days of the simple white sneaker, or the understated street sneaker. For the spring 2022 season, we are looking at bright colors, mixed colors, avant-garde designs, platforms, and unique sneakers other people are not wearing. Instead of season-long styles we can think about for a couple of months and then purchase, many sneaker brands, such as Nike and adidas, are releasing limited inventory which sells out within seconds of being released. While this is nothing new in the sneaker world, it has gone mainstream for spring 2022, everyone wants sneakers other people don’t have.

Of course, with scarcity, comes… well, scarcity! If you cannot get your hands on a pair of limited-edition sneakers, you will reach for the next best thing, which is what is on trend. The hottest trends in sneakers for spring 2022 are the platform. If you already invested in the Gucci platforms, you’re golden! If not, the converse platforms are also hot this season. Seriously, they might be the IT sneaker of the season, and they happen to be affordable. Love that!

The black pair featured above, is the current IT sneaker of the season. My daughter is rocking them on an almost-daily basis, in addition to her Nike Dunks, which were of course, limited edition. That’s what’s hot!

I am loving my Gucci platforms and switching things up with the funky Nike’s pictured above. In addition, I love a classic boat shoe with shorts on warmer days. This is a good sneaker wardrobe for the spring season, and also moving into the summer. I recommend investing in one platform shoe, one funky pair which could be limited edition if you can snag a pair of Dunk’s, Air Jordan’s, or Air Force One’s, and also a classic pair of boat shoes or canvas sneakers you can pair with shorts on warmer days.

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What are your favorite types of street sneakers for the spring season?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy

nike air force one spring 2022