Picking up a couple of new bags every few months is an easy and affordable way to update your wardrobe with some of the big trending colours of the season. I find this approach especially useful if there’s a really bright trend that I want to try out before fully committing to clothing in that colour. I’ve been doing this for years now and I’ve found quite a few times that I’ll have an old clutch or shoulder bag at the back of the wardrobe that has magically come back into fashion (I love it when that happens!).
I can’t stop banging on about yellow just now, it’s my favourite SS17 sleeper trend and I am loving all the bright yellow goodness around at the moment. It’s an excellent accent colour to an all black outfit, and lately I’ve been enjoying mixing it up with greens and blues too.
Greenery is the Pantone colour of the year, and there was a fair old amount of green littered across the SS17 catwalks. I love to wear a good, strong apple or forest green; using it to accessorise an outfit containing lots of this seasons hottest trend, pink, is going to look chic as hell.
It’s impossible to write about SS17 colour trends without mentioning pink. Last season’s blush pink is still going strong, but it’s now been joined by a brighter pepto-bismol pink; which personally, I kinda prefer! One of the biggest strengths of bright pink is that it’s difficult to find an outfit it won’t go with. If this pink clashes with another colour, I’ve found that it usually looks intentional.
Not strictly a colour per se, but have you noticed that gingham is having a serious moment right now? It’s all over street style snaps and collections at Topshop/Zara/UO are full of the stuff. When a trend is as ‘flash in the pan’ as this one, but I want to get involved, I tend to grab an inexpensive piece (usually a bag) rather than paying out the best part of £100 for a trench I can’t wear next year!
Now is a great time to get the jump on a AW17 trend early. Purple is going to be everywhere next Autumn / Winter and the colour is just starting to crop up on the best dressed and in the high street stores. I’m absolutely loving the jacquard clutch from H&M and as I’m undecided between lilac and true purple, the multi-tones of that floral seems like a great compromise!
Seen any fabulous bags for SS17 that I’ve missed here or got any hot tips for great bags you’d like to share with us? Let us know in the comments, we’d love to see what you’re adding to your wardrobe for the coming season.