With the change of the seasons come new trends for designer handbags. What's hot for summer 2011? Try these handbag styles to keep your look fresh and current:
Prints in bright colours will be on trend for designer handbags this summer. Try block-y geometric prints, tribal inspired patterns or classic stripes, reinterpreted. Large blocks of color look modern, but if you prefer a softer and more feminine look, floral patterns are in style as well. Whether you prefer a leather or cloth handbag, bold prints will look very much of the moment this summer.
A perforated bag offers many benefits: it breathes, it allows you to identify your belongs inside, and it looks equally chic to carry it on the beach or while shopping around town. Perforations make a leather bag that would otherwise seem heavy look lighter and summer-appropriate.
White handbags are a 'do' every summer. An added bonus is that they go with everything that you could wear. Look for white bags in unexpected shapes, such as elongated purses or those that are wider at the top than the bottom.
Envelope sized clutch purses have long been popular as an accessory for hitting the town at night, but they work equally well for daytime wear in the spring. If you don't like carrying your purse in hand, then choose a small purse with a metal chain, which can be draped across your body.
Handbags with copper, silver, bronze or gold finishes will glimmer in the summer sun. They allow you to seamlessly transition between a daytime and night-time look. Metallic bags are less of a trend and more of a classic statement, as they work nearly year round.
Fringes and Tassels
Often it's the little details that separate trends. For summer 2011, fringe and tassels will make any plain bag look 'of the moment.' Choose from bags with a single tassel that dangles, or a heavily fringed back that makes a big statement.
Designer handbags that exhibit the summer 2011 trends have already hit many stores. Don't wait until summer is over before getting in on these trends!