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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


Coach Cashin Carry tote 22 review

Pictured: fall nail polish / bracelets (local San Jose designer) / Coach Cashin Carry tote 22 in vanilla (under $500) / similar jeans / loafers /

How cute it this little everyday tote by Coach?! I was thrilled when I saw it on Coach’s New York Fashion Week runway for spring 2022. After viewing this new collection, I went to Coach’s Instagram to see if there were any close-up photos of the bag, since my photo service only had full look shots, and no detailed pictures. Lo and behold! This bag turned out to be a “See now buy now” handbag from their spring 2022 collection! What?!?!? Yes!!!

Like the handbag fan that I am, I quickly went to Coach’s website to find this beautiful, everyday tote that I knew I needed in my life. There it was! Coach had their spring 2022 Cashin Carry tote 22 available in four colors on the home page of their website. Score!

The four colors available were all really pretty, but I ultimately decided that the vanilla hue was what I needed in my life. This color is a neutral shade with a yellow tinge, so I felt like I would be able to wear it now, in the fall season, and then again in the spring and summer seasons of next year. It’s a great color! Plus, there is a detachable, cross body strap in coral; another hot hue for spring 2022. If I wanted to go a little more neutral, I could always switch the cross body strap with something not so bright. Right now, the bright strap is fun, and I am enjoying it.

Now, let’s chat about how fabulous the Coach Cashin Carry tote 22 is for everyday wear! There is no disputing that a small tote is a handbag to use everyday. You can easily reach inside and pull out what you need. Plus, the bag is small in stature, but very roomy on the inside. This small little tote fits more than just everyday purse essentials. You can put other items inside too, such as a folded up wool scarf, snacks, gloves, and a snow hat. It’s very roomy! As a mom, a roomy handbag, that isn’t bulky, is a must-have for everyday use.

Inside the Coach Cashin Carry tote 22

Pictured: fall nail polish / Coach Cashin Carry tote 22 in vanilla / sunglasses / iPhone case / lipstick /

As you can see, the interior capacity of the Coach Cashin Carry tote 22 is very roomy. These are my typical items I carry around in my handbag on a daily basis. I often add a mask, and as the weather cools down, a folded scarf will also go inside the bag. There is plenty of room for everything I need to carry around. Love that!

The leather on the Coach Cashin Carry tote 22 is soft yet structured. The bag holds it’s shape no matter how much is stuffed inside. It is also lightweight enough when empty to not be a weight issue when stuffed with everything we all need to carry around.

In addition to the main compartment, there is one zipper pocket, and one credit card sized slot, inside the bag. These are great for important items you want to keep secure such as a vaccine card, ID, passport, tickets, and more.

I understand Coach has only released a small inventory of the spring 2022 version of the Coach Cashin Carry tote 22 right now. The full collection, with more color choices and multiple sizes, will debut in the early part of 2022. I will update this post with new links when the collection expands.

What do you think of this cute little tote bag priced under $500? Do you love it as much as I do?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy