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Style Inspiration: 7 Major Bag Trends For Spring/Summer 2021

Selena A. Nutter

While this past year was more about sweatpants than high fashion, things are about to change. Warmer weather and looser restrictions will have us emerging from our quarantine caves ready to dress up and step out in style!

And what better way to get into the spring spirit, then by finding a new ‘breath of fresh air’ designer handbag that makes you smile?

From bright colors and shiny chains, to roomy carryalls, circular silhouettes, even fashionable tech and water bags - we’ve compiled a list of the hottest bag trends fresh off the Spring/Summer 2021 runways. If you’re feeling lighter, brighter, and ready to shop, keep an eye out for these seven key seasonal bag trends.

1. Bright Candy Colors

You’re not imagining it, this season saw handbags coming down the runway in some of the brightest and boldest hues we've seen in a while. And it’s about time! Let these vibrant candy-colored bags breathe new life into your spring and summer wardrobe.

2. Chain Straps

Chain bags have been a hot trend for the past few seasons and will continue into spring/summer 2021. This iteration brings us bright multi-colored and extra-large links for a fresh take on the look. Hardware with feminie touches is the perfect combination of elegance with a little bit of rock and roll.

3. Oversized Carryalls

If you’ve got stuff, this season has the handbag trend for you. Extra-large totes reigned supreme on the 2021 runways, with fashion houses presenting bags so big you can pretty much carry it all, and look good doing it. This chic trend merges functionality with classic fashion style.

4. Hands-Free Bags

This one is for all you girls on-the-go, hands-free bags that you can easily move with are another big 2021 trend. Look for crossbody bags that can also be used as a clutch, belt bags, wallet bags, even necklace bags are going to be a thing. You can keep your valuables close without missing a beat.

5. Structured Circular Bags

It's all about design with this season’s structured circular handbag. If you love playing with shapes as part of your style, then this is the bag trend for you. This it-bag checks all the boxes for spring/summer 2021 - striking, dramatic, and eclectic...check!

6. Market Totes

Market totes, wicker, and fisherman bags typically make an appearance in the spring, and this season is no exception. Designers showed a variety of stylish netted carryalls made of everything from leather to rope. Come summer 2021, this trend is sure to be everywhere, so keep an eye out. Your local farmer’s market just got a dose of chic.

7. Tech and Bottle Bags

Form meets function with these trending bags designed to hold your smartphone or water bottle in style. You’ll never have an excuse to leave your cellphone at home or to use a boring plastic water bottle again. These pretty designer options are the perfect accessory for summer.


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