Handbag styles and purse trends are a personal preference. That being said, there are a few hot trends for Fall 2010 that any woman will crave. The hits are:
1) Soft embellishments
2) Jewel Tones
3) Multi Pockets
4) Double-Carry Options
5) Oversized Bags
6) Classic Shapes
Personal taste is what makes you choose a particular style of bag to make your own fashion / style statement. Trends come and go each year, so it is nice to know that there is a wide selection of reasonably priced trendy purses as well as top-of-the line bags. Whatever your budget, it’s nice to know that there is a fashionable purse just right for you.
Soft embellishments are simple style elements adding a bit of "oomph" to the bag.
Last year brought us chains, large hoops and heavy zippers – but this year leans to a softer, more subtle embellishments. Things to look for: rouching, pleats and weaving of the exterior material; interesting straps and handles such as braiding or leather woven through (small) chain; fringe; mixed media (leather with suede or calf hair trim); and small metallic closures. Patent leather is considered a soft embellishment, provided there are no other style elements to distract from the patent.
Multi pockets, either on the exterior or the interior, are a big style trend this year.
Double carry options – A purse with both a shoulder strap and top handle(s) make a bag so convenient for everyday use.
Oversized bags are great for every woman. Available in virtually any style, the large sized purse can be worn by anyone. A word of caution: be aware of where the bag rests when worn. Smaller framed women may appear to be swallowed up by a large bag unless it is worn closer to the hip instead of under the armpit.
Classic shapes are back. And they are not meant for older ladies, either. Remember the '80's, when every woman wore the little rectangular shaped flap bag ? Well, the updated version of this style is here and a must have for every wardrobe. Simple shape, easy to wear…what else can you ask for?
Last but not least, the giraffe print purses are still going strong. I see this print everywhere. Don’t give it up yet girls…it will be with us awhile.