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Handbag capsule wardrobe holidays 2021

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Handbag capsule wardrobe holidays 2021 from top left: black pouch (IT bag under $1000) / caramel structured hobo bag (IT bag under $1000) / chocolate brown chain pouch (hot IT bag) / black structured hobo (hot IT bag) / small black convertible bag (IT bag under $300) / ivory mini bag (under $1000) /

Can you believe the holiday season has begun? This year has flown by! In order to be ready for the holiday season, I have assembled my holiday capsule wardrobe. My holidays 2021 capsule wardrobe pulls from both fall and winter trends, with a festive vibe. Of course, I always love starting with my handbag capsule for any given season. I mean, you love handbags as much as I do, right? Of course!

So, without further ado, here is my holidays 2021 handbag capsule wardrobe!

This holiday season, my handbag capsule wardrobe concentrates on my three favorite handbag trends. The pouch, the structured hobo, and the mini bag. Mini bags are ideal holiday bags since they are petite and perfect for the party season. It’s a great way to rock the mini bag trend since, at least for me, they are too small for frequent daily wear. Love that!

Pouch bags holidays 2021

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Ah, the fabulous pouch bag. This is an IT bag trend I never thought would have lasting power. A large and slouchy daytime clutch? No way! Well, yes way! I resisted the trend at first, then when I indulged in this black pouch bag, I fell in love. These bags are actually comfortable to carry around, and they are a great way to spice up a casual look. Pouch bags are also the perfect day-into-evening bag since they fit everything we need during the day, yet turn into a classic evening bag. Love that!

This holiday season, I am continuing to wear my beloved black pouch bag, and this fun, fabulous chain pouch. I love wearing both these bags, and I look forward to pairing them with my holidays looks. If you haven’t invested in a pouch yet, what are you waiting for? This trend is proving to be long lasting, and surprisingly practical!

Structured hobos holidays 2021

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I love my structured hobos! This is the practical handbag trend we have been waiting for! It took close to two decades to return to the handbag world, and it was worth the wait. We loved these bags in the 1990s, and we love them now too! These structured hobos are comfortable, fit everything we all need during the day, and fit snugly under our arms. They look chic and put-together. Love that!

Since many brands and designers are still showing structured hobos for 2022, and they are coming out with their own versions, as well as new versions as we speak, this trend looks like it has some staying power. I highly recommend investing in at least one.

These two structured hobos will work well with my holiday capsule wardrobe. They are both classic neutral hues, and perfect for pairing with casual looks, as well as dressier holiday outfits. Love!

Small bags holidays 2021

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Small and mini bags are ideal for the holiday season. They can turn any denim or dressy look into a festive party outfit. Since sparkling jewelry is hot this holiday season, I like to keep my bags understated so that they don’t compete with with a pair of sparkling earrings or armful of bangles. Plus, these two classic bags can be worn during the day with casual looks, and they will also be relevant well into 2022. These are investment bags, not sparkling evening bags which collect dust in your closet the rest of the year. I’m all about investment dressing!

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Well, there you have it! My handbag capsule wardrobe for the holidays 2021 season. Stay tuned! My shoe and clothing capsules for the holiday will be posting on the blog later this week.

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy


Fall 2021 handbag capsule wardrobe

fall 2021 handbag capsule wardrobe

Fall 2021 handbag capsule wardrobe from top left: stripe cross body bag / black pouch clutch / Prada hobo bag / dark brown chain pouch / small convertible black bag (IT bag under $300) /

Well, as you can tell, I am still in a black handbag mood! Since the two biggest decades of influence this fall 2021 season are the 1990s and the 1970s, my handbag mood is leaning ’90’s. In the 1990s, we wore black handbags. Unless the bag was logo, or Dooney and Burke, our bags were mostly black.

We loved wearing bags with short straps which tucked right underneath our arms, and shiny leather finishes were hotter than hot. While the current pouch trend has nothing to do with the 1990s, it is still relevant for 2021 and beyond; and I love it. Pouches are soft and fun to wear. I love this trend!

So, without further ado, this is my fall 2021 handbag capsule wardrobe! I have two soft pouch clutches; one of which is understated and black, the other pouch clutch has a trendy and chunky chain, with leather in deep, chocolate brown. My stripe bag is convertible, comes with two straps, and can be worn as a belt bag or cross body bag; this is my go-to everyday bag, and I always wear it cross body. It fits everything I need on a daily basis, and is very comfortable. Plus, the stripes and overall design are fabulous. Love!

When I don’t need to carry too much, this mini black bag is perfect, and so very 1990s. It has two straps, which I alternate between depending upon my outfit. The short strap offers vintage vibes while the cross body strap makes it very modern and 2020s.

Lastly, how could I not talk about this Prada hobo? It’s fashioned after Prada’s famous hobos from the late 1990s and offers the same high gloss finish which was popular during the era. It’s lightweight and fun to wear. Plus, it reminds me of the ’90’s! haha

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Well, that’s it! My fall 2021 handbag capsule wardrobe is dark with a retro vibe. Stay tuned for more fall coverage!

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy


Summer 2021 handbag capsule wardrobe

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Summer 2021 handbag capsule wardrobe from top left: basket bag / black Prada hobo / large black pouch / mini yellow pouch with cross body strap / brown pouch with chunky chain /

I am lightening up for the summer 2021 season! For my summer 2021 handbag capsule wardrobe, I am using my basket bag as my carry-all for days when I need to carry a lot of things, as well as for beach days, or when I wear espadrilles. It looks fabulous with espadrilles.

In addition to my beloved basket bag, I am deep into the pouch trend this summer! I started last year with my large black pouch, then I picked up this cute little yellow pouch with a cross body strap for some variety. Then, I broke down and splurged on this dark brown pouch with a chunky chain. All three pouches work with different outfits and serve different style purposes, yet they are all functional and fun to wear. I love a soft pouch!

Of course, no summer 2021 handbag capsule wardrobe would be complete without the 2021 IT bag! My beloved Prada Cleo is a fabulous everyday hobo bag which is just large enough to fit my wallet, phone, keys, mask, hand sanitizer, and keys. It’s also lightweight and easy to wear over my shoulder. Love! You will see me in this bag a lot over the summer season!

As always, my handbag capsule wardrobe contains classic bags which can be worn throughout the year, regardless of seasons; with the exception of the basket bag which is a spring/summer bag. My basket bag is classic, thankfully, so it will be easy to pull out next spring and summer; and for many spring/summer seasons thereafter! Love investment bags!

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There you have it! My summer 2021 handbag capsule wardrobe is fairly simple this year. Which bags are you rocking this summer season?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy

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