There's so much to enjoy about winter; we're already looking forward to the holidays, nice nights in, and the arrival of colder weather. I just have one complaint. On a cold day, the bold shirt and printed slacks we've picked can be overshadowed by an oversized puffer coat or jacket. That's why now is the perfect time to invest in a one-of-a-kind bag to show off your true inner style.
You'll always need a bag to keep your belongings (wallet, keys, phone, lipstick, extra masks, etc.), and judging by the runway shows, there are plenty of contemporary styles to choose from for winter 2021. This season's Instagram-worthy purses have chain straps, comfortable fabrics, and unique forms. Your purse should be as colorful and original as you are, and your winter ensembles would be incomplete without one.
In this article, we’ll discover the best bags for winter. Without further ado let’s start.
A statement bag can always leverage your ensemble when your puffer coat or shearling gear is obscuring it. "Comfort is the most crucial aspect to consider while choosing your winter handbag," fashion stylist Samantha Brown stated. "Make sure the bag's strap is long enough to put over your winter coat or warm gear if it has one."
Suede, for example, is a terrific way to dress up a drab garment in the winter. Suede bags, according to Kansas City stylist Abby Wood, assist to soften any appearance. "Suede is the ideal fabric for your fall/winter outfit, as it exudes an effortless vibe while yet adhering to the modern western trend."
Wood also suggested opting for smaller purses, especially if you're wearing big sweaters and layers, which already give your outfit a lot of depth. "Choose a smaller crossbody [bag] or a chain wallet that you can put over a sweater or even a coat."
However, are these really what’s trending this year? Let's have a closer look at some of the best trends for winter.
The arrival of fur and shearling in the winter is a welcome sight. These textured and seasonally appropriate fabrications, which can be found in boots and large jackets, are praised by the á la mode crowd for their textured and seasonally appropriate appearance. While fur is what florals are to spring, it appears that designers have put their heads together this year to reinterpret the characteristic material in a way that feels fresh, innovative, and necessary for the colder months.
Daniel Lee, the creative director of Bottega Veneta, takes the lead this season with a purple shearling version of the brand's famous Jodie bag. If you're not a huge fan of fur, Jacquemus has a bag that will allow you to dabble in the trend without fully committing. Jacquemus revamped its classic Le Chiquito Bag with a fur trim for the winter months, similar to Bottega Veneta. Because of the combination of leather and shearling, this accessory may be worn as a standout piece, especially when paired with pared-back outfits like a little back dress. Gradually add more shearling-lined garments for a complete fur look.
Despite what I had said earlier about small bags, oversized bags are no less amazing.
With its catchalls, Stella McCartney took a different approach, introducing the Maxi Falabella Knit Tote Bag. This bag, made of recycled polyester, takes the brown tones of autumn and urges you to carry them into the winter for a cozy look.
Every buyer comes to a time in their lives where they must choose between two things they adore, but with chain handbags, you don't have to. They blend the glitz of your favorite jewelry pieces with the celebrity-approved cachet of the trendiest handbags. Burberry's Olympia Bag is the clearest example of this. The Olympia, the British brand's newest accessory, is a picture of untamed femininity (the bag was inspired by Greek architecture and feminine empowerment); its curved shape and neat silhouette lay effortlessly under the wearer's arm, much like the baguette bags before it.
Quilting isn't just for your Barbour coat; it may also be used on your bag. Coco Chanel integrated quilting into her first handbag, the 2.55, after being inspired by the pattern observed on horse jockeys' coats (named for the date of its creation). The diamond-like mosaic has become synonymous with French luxury as a result of the bag's worldwide success, inspiring Maisons such as Saint Laurent to integrate the motif in their accessory ranges.
They have reinterpreted traditional stitching in a new shape this season, where more is better. Khaite, a New York-based business, incorporates the trend into their tote for a practical design. The wide squares that surround the exterior of the bag create a cushioning effect (see the Coach Pillow Tabby Bag), symbolizing a happy medium between our return to normalcy and the pajama-clad days we've just left behind. You won't have to worry about your important items (like your Apple Watch) getting harmed during crowded train travels because to the softly upholstered exterior.
Let’s finish this with the classic beloved tote bags.
There's a reason tote bags keep showing up in our accessory rotation year after year: they're dependable, fashionable, and large enough to hold both your eyeliner and blush. Designers have considerably increased their tote bag selections following the debut of the Dior Oblique Book Tote (which initially featured in the brand's Spring/Summer 2018 collection), in order to compete with the latter items' success. Brands have started putting distinguishing features into their traditional bags, no longer content with simply monochrome styles.
Marc Jacobs, an American designer, is one of the pioneers in this field, presenting his distinctive bag in faux-shearling, tie-dye canvas, and, as shown below, patchwork denim. The latter nods to both the past and the present, nodding to the grunge aesthetic that made him famous as well as the recent resurgence of upcycling. Top-stitching, which mixes Italian quality with contemporary elements, is the signature detail for Fendi, rather than cloth. Whether you choose the latter or the former, our top styling tip is to combine it with monochromatic, minimalist ensembles to give the new-age totes the spotlight they deserve.