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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.

Shop handbag trends 2023 online:

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


Summer 2022 handbag trends

summer 2022 handbag trends

Summer 2022 handbag trends from top left: bright bags / small bags / metallic bags / box bag / small square tote / oversize tote / bucket bag / hobo bag aka “Moon Shape” /

The summer 2022 handbag trends are in full swing, and thankfully we have a lot of these bags in our closets! There aren’t any surprises for the summer season when it comes to handbags. We already knew hobo bags, bucket bags, brightly colored bags, small or mini bags, and ’90’s oversized bags were going to be hot for 2022. So, it comes as no surprise that these bags are hot for the summer season. Of course, we can still rock our pouch bags, straw bags, and cross body bags during the summer season, but there are few styles we need to make sure we pull out of our closets, or invest in, for the summer season.

Hobo Bags “Moon Shaped Bags:” OK, we already knew both structured and soft hobo bags were going to be hot throughout 2022, but for some reason, people have started calling them “Moon Shaped Bags” for summer 2022. This could be due to the fact that some designers have really exaggerated the hobo shape on their structured versions, making them into an obvious moon. Or, someone, somewhere, just wanted to update the name. Either way, a moon bag is just a hobo. Pull yours out from your closet if you haven’t already, or invest in a new one. This handbag style is hotter than hot, and it isn’t going anywhere in the near future.

Oversized Bag: Did you have a bag in the early 2000’s and late ’90’s that could fit the kitchen sink inside? Pull it out from the back of your closet. Vintage oversized bags are hot right now. If you don’t already have one, or desire something new, this is the upcoming trend in handbags. I have my eye on that chocolate brown beauty in the collage!

Bright bags: Not all your bags need to be neutral. Find a brightly colored bag for the summer and enjoy rocking it.

Bucket bag: Many bags this summer season look like a pail. You can go the trendy pail route or stick with a classic bucket bag such as the beauty pictured above. Either way, buckets are hot right now.

Box bags: Here is something classic yet new on the handbag trend scene! You’ve likely seen box bags forever, but for summer 2022 they are building momentum as a hot trend. This is a classic style you can feel confident in investing in since after the trend, the bag will still be relevant as a classic style. Look for square styles which are small or medium in size and offer a shoulder strap, not cross body. I would stick to a neutral hue in this style since it is classic. This will give your new bag longevity.

Metallic bags: Gold, silver, bronze, pewter, and even shiny colors are hot for summer. While gold bags are the hottest of the bunch, go for a color that works well with your wardrobe. I am eyeing that pewter bag pictured above.

Square tote: The square tote is still hot! Keep rocking yours or invest in a new one for summer. It’s a great way to carry a small bag which still fits a lot of items such as sunscreen, sunglasses, and a water bottle; everything we need on a hot summer day.

Straw bags: Although not pictured, straw bags are hot this summer season. Try investing in a classic straw bag, or go for a new, trendy style. Either way, they are refreshing for the summer season.

Pouch bags: Also, not pictured, pouch bags are still hot! Keep rocking your pouch, whether large or small. It’s a hot IT bag right now!

Small and mini bags: Small and mini bags, especially cross body, are still hot. Keep rocking yours and invest in a new one if you need a refresh for summer. Look for a fun color or metallic hue. Have fun with your mini bag!

What is your favorite style for the summer season? Are you investing in a new bag, or shopping your closet this season?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy


Handbag capsule wardrobe spring 2022

hobo handbags spring 2022
pouches and buckets spring 2022
top handle bags spring 2022

Spring 2022 handbag capsule wardrobe from top left: black Prada hobo / red slouchy hobo / small black convertible handbag / pink bucket bag / small yellow pouch / chocolate brown chain pouch / yellow tote bag (in stock soon, larger version here) / bright blue tote / black top handle bag /

As you know, spring 2022 is all about smaller handbags, and lots of colors! In addition to small and colorful, we are looking at handbag styles for spring 2022 which can be found in many of our closets. The hottest handbag trends for spring 2022 include the bucket, the small tote, top handle bags, the continuation of the pouch and the hobo handbag.

Since I was a huge bucket bag fan seven to eight years ago when the Mansur Gavriel bucket bag reached its insane IT bag status, I knew I had this trend in my closet to shop. While spring 2022 is bringing us new versions of the bucket bag, I prefer to stick with the classic that I already own. I decided for spring 2022, I would pull my pink bucket bag out of the back of my closet. I have found myself reaching for it often already! It’s so easy to wear and has fabulous interior capacity. Plus, the light pink hue freshens up a foggy day and adds a touch of spring to my overall look; even in my workout cloths. haha Mansur Gavriel has a lot of really pretty colors in stock for spring, just in case you didn’t invest in one the first time around. You can see them all here.

The small tote bag is a great returning trend too. I had this blue tote bag in the back of my closet, and it’s still in stores! I love how small tote bags give the illusion of being a small handbag but are actually quite roomy inside. The cross body strap on most small totes comes in handy too. Love that!

This fabulous yellow tote was from Coach’s spring 2022 runway. They released a small batch right during New York Fashion Week, but plan to release more very soon. I will keep you updated for their in-stock return! In the meantime, they do have larger versions of this classic tote online. I love the neutral hues and the green.

The hobo bag and the pouch are continuing to be hot in 2022. So, if you already invested in these two styles, keep wearing them! If you don’t have a hobo yet, you can still invest in one, they will stick around awhile. Love!

Shop my spring 2022 handbag capsule wardrobe online:

Which handbag styles are you wearing for the spring 2022 season?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy