THE HOTTEST OF HOT HANDBAGS FOR 2018 – bag fashion and style trends 2018
Whatever fashion bible you’re reading, be it Vogue or Elle, Harpers or Tatler you can’t miss fashion trend predictions for 2018. As purveyors of some of the most stylish bags around, arbiters to bag taste and curators of bag fashion Taylor and Jackson take seriously their own trend predictions for 2018.
We’ve compiled the only guide to handbag style trends that you’ll need in 2018 – gratis. Not only that, we’ve peppered it with our ultimate style choices to make it even easier for you to stay ahead of the style stakes. Remember, you heard it here first.
It really is about HANDbag trends for 2018
Handbags come with handles of all lengths and sizes. But the big handbag fashion and style trend for 2018 is handles for hands, not shoulders. We’re sure for the sake of practicalities long straps will feature, but they will tuck away inside for when they’re needed. This is a man-trend too – and let’s be honest when it comes to man-bag trends there have been precious little enough of those in recent years.
The twenty-year fashion cycle goes back to the ‘90s
The old fashion adage that things go in generational cycles applies all over 2018. Whatever was hot in the 1990’s will now return as a classic. And that means the bum-bag, or fanny pack to our American cousins. We appreciate that the term itself is less than inviting, but as they’ve already featured on the planet’s most prestigious catwalks, back they will be! They have, however, been seriously ‘up-styled’ - watch out for leather versions that look like mini-handbags and attach to stylish belts.
The round fashion trend
No, we’re not repeating ourselves with the above trend of fashion cycles. This is all about shapes and 2018 bag trends will herald round bags, round handles, round clutches - round everything, in fact.
This is a bag and style trend for 2018 that you simply won’t be able to avoid - chains! They will literally be rattling and shaking up the world of fashion over the whole of next year. We’re well aware that the chain handbag strap has been de rigueur since the time of Coco Chanel, but the 2018 chain trend will go from the delicate to the positively hulking and in all materials, not just metal.
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Studded, beaded, embroidered, gilded, plated, plaited, tasselled, baubled and bejewelled. If you don’t have a highly decorated handbag for next season then you’ll be behind the fashion and style curve (yes, curve as in round bags!). Every catwalk from Milan to New York were sporting cute little HANDbags with a positively dazzling array of embellishments. In this case, all that glitters is probably handbag embellishment!
The cartoon and pop art trend
In 2018 pop art and cartoons will be everywhere, and that includes bags. From the Beano and Dandy to Roy Lichtenstein the world will go cartoon-crazy with pop art gracing everything from T-shirts to clutch bags.
Spring fashion colour trends
As we head into warmer weather ice-cream colours will be everywhere. Think Neapolitan gelato and you’d be spot-on, as this colour palette is straight out of the Italian fashion houses. Pastel and muted shades of pink, green, brown, and blue will appear in situ together.
And finally, the diametrically-opposed fashion statement
Flying in the face of the above round bag trend will be the square clutch and cross-body bag. These will be petite little numbers and prove the perfect antithesis to round everything.
This blog features some of the big macro trends that have already graced the catwalks of the world’s fashion capitals and found favour with the global fashion bible’s editors. For a perfectly unique, elegant and stylish look, speak to member of the Taylor & Jackson style team, or just go shop for your perfect bang on trend bag right now, right here!
By Kelly Rogers
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