summer 2023


Handbag trends 2023

Handbag trends 2023 from top left: straw tote / shoulder bag / moon shaped bag / top handle bucket bag / top handle bag / chain link hobo bag /

Hello 2023! With the new year, we have new trends in handbags to covet and enjoy. Love that!

This year, the handbag trends are sensible, chic, and easy to wear everyday. While one runway trend seems to be hitting store shelves, I have yet to see it hit the streets outside of fashion week; that would be the large, garbage bag sized hobo trend. The hobo bags people are actually wearing are medium or small. You don’t need a bag large enough to fit a Golden Retriever. Dogs should walk anyway. haha

In 2023, we are looking at a few new trends in handbags, as well as a few popular, continuing trends from last year. If you already hopped on the hobo trend, you are in good shape! Hobo bags are still hot this year. Look for moon shapes and small or medium sizes. If you want to rock the oversized hobo, be my guest. I just warn you, those extra large hobo bags are an easy way to lose to your car keys! I’ve said my peace.

Shoulder bags are still hot. The strap can be any size you are comfortable carrying, so if 1970s-style long straps are your thing, you’re in luck! If you prefer short straps, or pochette length straps, you’re in luck too! Anything goes this year when it comes to strap length. Hopefully that means you have the perfect bag in your closet already. If not, it is time to invest in a classic shoulder bag that will last for years.

Top handle bags in mini, small, and medium sizes are hot this year! As you know, this is a classic look that is always in style, but in 2023, it is on fire. If you don’t have a top handle bag which is medium or smaller, it is time to invest!

Do you love bucket bags? They are still hot! This continuing trend has added a twist recently. You can rock a classic bucket bag or drawstring bag; or you can modernize with a top handle bucket bag. This is an emerging IT bag look you might want to jump on.

Straw bags, and bags made from natural fabric will start trending in the spring; and will continue to trend throughout the summer. If your natural or straw bag from last year is in good shape, fabulous! If not, start looking for a new one. They are trickling into stores as we speak, but should be plentiful as we move into February and March.

Wondering what color is hot this year? Green bags are still trending, and metallic bags in any hue are also trending. For 2023, denim bags are hotter than hot, and are looking to be the IT fabric of the year. If you love trendy, denim bags are your thing! Also, neon hues are an emerging handbag trend if you want a notice-me bag. If not, neutrals and black are still hot and chic for 2023. What I love about neutrals and black is that they make the bag an investment which can be worn year after year. I love a good investment bag! Also, black, and neutral-colored bags have higher resale value if you are thinking of selling a bag after a few seasons. Thoughts to ponder. . .

Did you buy a funky chain bag in the past few years like I did? Well, we can all rest easy knowing chunky chains in both metal and resin are still hot! Rock that chain bag in 2023! If you love the trend, but haven’t snapped up a chain bag yet, look for chain details, resin chains, and smaller metal chains as we move into the new year.

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What is your favorite handbag trend of 2023? I will be wearing shoulder bags, neutral bags, my green bag, hobos, and my straw tote when the weather warms up.

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy


Neutral and classic nails 2023

Neutral and classic nails 2023: Chanel nail polish / Dior nail polish /

The nail polish trends for 2023 include classic nails and neutral nail polish. If you love a chic and timeless look on your nails, this is your year! Designers are opting for neutral hues, shades of pink, and classic reds. You can go with a soft pink, avant-garde pink, red hot red, subdue red, and anything in between. It is up to you and your personal style! Love that!

My two favorite nail polish brands are obviously Dior and Chanel. They both are free of harmful chemicals and offer long lasting formulas, especially Dior!

If you aren’t into neutral and classic nail polish colors, you can always add a fun top coat. Both Chanel and Dior have been offering seasonal top coats which can elevate any nail polish hue you have in your wardrobe. I am in love with Dior’s Pearl top coat for spring. I have been wearing it non-stop!

What are your favorite neutral and classic nail polish colors? Do you prefer to wear them plain, or add some spice with a sparkling top coat?

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Thanks for stopping by and stay tuned for more nail polish coverage!

XOXO
Cathy

Nail polish trends 2023


Color of the year 2023 Viva Magenta

The color of 2023 is here! Pantone announced last week that the new color of the year for 2023 is “Viva Magenta.” This saturated hue combines pink and red to create a color found in nature that we can all love.

There are many variations of Viva Magenta in fashion as move into 2023. We will have choices between shades of pink and red, as well as shades of magenta. There will be a lot of choices from this color family. So, if Magenta isn’t your thing, but you love more of a true red or pink, you’re in luck! Your color will be out there!

I found a few fabulous items around the web in shades of magenta to kick off the new color of the year. I hope you love them!

How do you plan to wear Viva Magenta? I have my eyes on that sweater shown above, and I have a scarf I plan to put back into circulation. It is such a pretty color!

To learn more about the color of the year 2023 Viva Magenta, please visit Pantone.com.

Thanks for stopping by, and enjoy Viva Magenta!

XOXO
Cathy