Just like clothing trends, accessory trends change from year to year and season to season. Handbags are a good example of an accessory that goes through different trends over the years, while always remaining a fashion staple for women. It’s always fun to update your fashion bag; it’s an easy way to change a look without splurging on an entirely new outfit.
There are some great handbag trends on the fashion scene for 2012. No matter your personal preference or style, I know you’ll be certain to find a trendy bag that’s just right for you. One of the biggest trends in bags right now is the cross-body bag. Cross-body bags are a smaller style bag that, as its name suggests, is worn across the body with a long strap.
This allows a woman to have her hands free for whatever else she might need to carry, or just to feel comfortable and carefree. You can find cross-body bags in a multitude of colors and materials; in my opinion, some of the cutest ones for spring are casual canvas bags, or mixed-material cross-body bags made from canvas or linen with leather.
Clutches are big for 2012 as well. The current trendy clutches come in bright, cheerful hues that add a pop of color to any outfit. Check out the popular bright blues, yellows, oranges and greens for spring and summer 2012. Clutch bags are available in many materials and sizes, from traditional small, structured clutches for a fancy evening out to chic, oversized leather clutches for making an outfit edgier and hip.
Big totes and hobo bags will always be in style. Personally, I love their versatility and their roomy size. I can carry all my daily essentials inside, with room for extras like a water bottle, magazine or even a laptop or tablet. The trendiest and most luxurious large bags come in soft, supple leathers that look even better as they age.
The bottom line is that there are myriad trendy fashion bags this year to fit anyone’s style. Enjoy updating your wardrobe with a chic bag this year!
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