End the month on a good note by splurging on the hottest new bags
From dainty bracelet bags to boxy totes, we’ve got you covered with the latest and chicest arm candy – complete with top tips on what to match them with, so you’ll stay on top of your #OOTD game. Bag these babies, stat.
Gucci Dionysus Web detail hobo bag, $3,060, via Farfetch
This Gucci bag ranks on top of our wishlist for work bags. Just look at the mythologically-inspired tiger silver-tone closure, which perfectly mirrors the relaxed silhouette of the bag. Then there’s the detachable shoulder strap bearing the label’s timeless web detail, which lends an interesting contrast to the deep blue. Amp up the style factor with a tailored blazer dress for an effortlessly chic ensemble that’s perfect for the office and the bar right after.
Chloe Faye small leather and suede shoulder bag, $1,987, via Net-a-Porter
One of our favourite fashion combos has got to be pairing stripes with camel brown accessories. Enter Chloe’s Faye bag that’s been reworked in a retro-inspired tan colourway. The supple leather and suede body is surprisingly roomy, with three internal compartments and a patch pocket for all your bits and bobs. Depending on the occasion and your mood, wear it cross-body or remove the strap to transform it into a dressier clutch. Our advice? Go with a sleek strapless jumpsuit for an #OOTD that’ll take you from a brunch date to a concert in a jiffy.
Building Block disc textured-leather bucket bag, $560, via Net-a-Porter
A dainty bucket bag is a much-welcome change from your usual shoulder bags. This drawstring leather bag is all about minimalism, so we say it goes best with an equally clean and crisp white cotton top – the waist tie echoes the bag’s rubber cord so perfectly, no? You can also carry the bag by the polished silver toggle for a chic couldn’t-care-less look.
Chloe Drew small leather and suede shoulder bag, $2,668, via Net-a-Porter
You know a Drew bag when you see it – the saddle silhouette is instantly recognisable, and the gleaming gold hardware is practically begging for attention. This storm-blue version is made in Italy from smooth leather and buttery suede, and is perfect for just about any occasion. Our favourite way to rock it is over the body, teamed with a flowy dress for that Insta-friendly boho vibe.
Anya Hindmarch circle six zip stack shoulder bag, $2,929, via Farfetch
Well, it is possible to wear a rainbow wherever you go (sort of). This vibrant shoulder bag ticks all the right boxes, what with the unique zip stack design, snakeskin top handle and circular appliques on the strap. It pretty much resembles a picnic bag, one you’ll be endlessly proud to flaunt. Complement the colour palette with blush flared pants to nail the effortlessly polished-yet-spontaneous look.
Fendi By The Way mini appliqued leather shoulder bag, $3,125, via Net-a-Porter
Mini is the buzzword of the season, with downsized bags making waves on the runway. This compact leather bag by Fendi screams Spring with an array of colourful stud-embellished floral appliques (yes, we know Singapore doesn’t have seasons, but still). Small as it may be, this bag definitely still makes a statement – the sweet vibe is juxtaposed with a sprinkling of edgy studs on the top handle. Pair with a cosy purple pullover and your favourite white sneakers for a fun and laidback getup.
Chloe Exclusive Nile Bracelet small metallic leather and suede shoulder bag, $2,696, via Net-a-Porter
This shiny bag is destined to be the centre of attention, and quite rightly so, too, seeing as it’s exclusively available on Net-a-Porter. Chloe’s Nile bag was recently spotted on the arms of Sienna Miller and Emma Roberts, and this version is crafted from gold leather and beige suede in the instantly recognisable saddle shape. The ring handle doubles as a bracelet when slipped through your wrist – the latest bag trend, if you wish to hop on the bandwagon. Go for a luxe-meets-casual look with a soft khaki green V-neck shirt.
Bags with interesting details always get our vote, and we like that this one incorporates frill appliques reminiscent of petals, giving a unique twist to the conventional floral design. The yellow strap adds a delightful pop of colour, and we’d pair the bag with a breezy cotton wrap-over blouse for a put-together look that’s not too formal. This is a great time to play around with colours, rather than going with the usual black or white tops.
Nina Ricci Vlnaccio shoulder bag, $2,395, via Farfetch
A reinvented messenger bag in sultry burgundy? Yes, please. This roomy full-leather piece will be your trusty companion when you’re out and about. Accentuate the classiness with a dainty lace top and a pair of strappy sandals and you’re all ready to slay.
A structured tote complete with gold accents is just the thing to feel like a #girlboss. We’re so digging the cheery orange hue, which should get you all pumped up and ready to start the day on a positive note. Opt for a checked ruffled skirt that balances the bag’s boxy silhouette without stealing the limelight.