The start of a new year presents the perfect opportunity to elevate your accessories game. If there's one thing the spring summer 21 collections have predicted, it's that now is the time to become more adventurous with your handbag selection. So, as diligent and avid participants in the sartorial zeitgeist, we have listened. Below, we're sharing five of the best colourful handbags sitting in our shopping carts right now.
Solids and stripes
Take us to St. Tropez. With this stripped Chanel 11.12 classic flap, we're almost halfway there. A timeless silhouette intrinsic to the House's DNA, this playful rendition has us dreaming of endless summer days. Generous enough to fit all your essentials and then some, this classic flap will feel right at home whether you're lounging poolside, running errands or waiting to board your next flight (which, we hope, is coming sometime soon).
Coming up roses
Nothing quite puts a spring in your step like the sight of fresh flowers. The only thing more desirable than admiring them from afar in your favourite vase is being able to carry them on your arm; immortalised forever. Valentino Garavani's 03 Rose Edition Atelier Hobo Bag is that and more. Reminiscent of fresh red roses – the type you dream of receiving come Valentine's Day – the tote takes its name from the abundance of layered petals, each artfully arranged to look like 3D flowers.
Tie & Dior
The latest edition to Maria Grazia Chiuri's collection of eye-catching designs, the Christian Dior Caro bag certainly knows how to make a statement. Clad in supple leather adorned with the emblematic cannage motif, this delightful object of desire presented in the house's hypnotic Tie & Dior is a dream bag to take you from day to evening.
V for versatile
Bottega Veneta's Daniel Lee is comfortable with setting the season's most dominant accessory trends. His debut collection took the world by storm with the now famous Pouch bag, and Spring Summer 21 sees him do it again, with an updated rendition of the classic silhouette – transformed with an easy-to-carry handle. The brown base with contrasting texture offers a subtle, yet slightly more interesting take on a classic,
everyday clutch. V for Veneta or V for versatile? We say, V for very much on our wishlist.
Let me carry you
For a bag that says enough, without saying too much, search no further than the Fendi Peekaboo Iconic Mini. The pink lattice interlace iteration offers an idyllic blend of softness and structure – the tone on tone nappa leather complimented elegantly with luxurious gold metalware. With the ability to be carried by hand or worn either on the shoulder or cross-body, the Fendi Peekaboo is a playful, everyday bag that goes the distance.