Trends for 2017-handbags
Handbags for Spring/Summer 17
Despite being quite adventurous with clothing l must admit that l tend to play it safe when it comes to handbags, preferring something classic which will go with most outfits whilst also providing practicality to carry the various accoutrements 3 children require. There are also many times l've seen someone ruin a potentially nice outfit with an old, tired handbag. So now we're coming into SS17 it's time to try something a bit different, daring....a statement piece. Therefore l'm excited to see that small accessories and bags featured strongly on the catwalks and they came in various guises from lipstick cases worn around the neck to small buckets bags hanging casually from the wrist and those worn around the waist.
These aren't meant to carry nappies, wipes, phones, rice cakes....the kitchen sink....these are fun. As the high street starts to slowly drip-feed their SS17 into stores there are some great examples at a fraction of the designer prices.
H&M Purse with shoulder strap £17.99
Mango Cross small-body bag £17.99
Mango Mini leather bucket bag £39.99 (online exclusive)
M&S Faux Leather Stud Saddle Bag £27.50
Masimmo Dutti Small coltskin finish leather crossbody bag £109
Mango Bucket Bag £19.99
And finally here's a birthday present from the hubby which is getting me on my way to downsizing my handbags.....how liberated l felt just leaving the house with debit card, lipstick and keys!