Okay ladies, it's time to put away your hefty jackets and winter boats - Spring is underway! With the change of season, a new colour palette in your wardrobe is due. Bright hues, patterns, and light-weight fabrics are necessary when the sun comes out and the cold weather disappears. After living in darkness for months on end, some might struggle with incorporating fresh looks into their every day routines. If you're one of those individuals who empties out their entire closet and still can't find anything to wear - don't worry. We're here to help you out. You don't need to invest in a whole new wardrobe to look chic and summery, pops of colour can be added to any outfit with accessories. If you're a woman with a simple style and a love for black, grey, and other neutral colours, a bright handbag or pair of shoes is the perfect option for you. If you're a woman who already has a love for bright colours and flamboyant hues, well - this article is definitely for you. Check out our favourite bags from a few of our favourite brands to see how you'll accessorize this Spring.
The Mini Coco
Carefully crafted in the finest caviar leather, this bag is the ultimate classic with a modern edge. The contemporary silhouette balances with the timeless femininity Chanel is so acclaimed for. This Mini Coco is a sure statement piece given its bright red hue and would look stunning when complimenting any neutral toned look. We like to picture this bag with an all-white outfit - wear this piece with a white, linen blouse with white, loose-fitting cropped trousers, a silk scarf around your neck, perhaps some red lipstick to accent the bag and you're good to go!
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The PVC Flap
Although some might find this trend confusing, PVC bags are currently seen absolutely everywhere. From the runway to street styles, transparent bags are the newest It-thing for Spring. Due to its agile material, it makes sense that one would want a lightweight bag to easily carry in the warm weather. Chanel produced their Classic Flap bag with a PVC twist - and it's major. Balancing Chanel's timeless aesthetic with a bright, youthful touch, this bag is ideal if you're an individual who already has a love for colour. We like to picture this piece paired with light wash blue jeans and a baby pink blouse to compliment the chain.
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The Kelly 28
Ah... Hermès. Classic, timeless, and one of the most elite luxury brands in the league. The Kelly is one of their signature pieces. With a story rich in history and careful craftsmanship to show for it, a Kelly bag is a status symbol as well as an obviously beautiful bag that all fashion lovers dream of owning. Crafted in Epsom leather, this bag is durable and entirely resistant to scratches. Its baby yellow hue, aka Soufre, is the perfect bag to brighten top your wardrobe this Spring. A Kelly can easy take you from day to night - whether you choose to pair it with a light summer dress or linen trousers with a cropped tee, the Kelly is the ideal accessory. Pastel tones always compliment other pastel tones, so pair this piece with anything baby blue or baby pink. If you're not into a lot of colour, pastels go perfectly with light grey.
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For a more casual vibe, the Hermès Evelyne is the perfect option. Although it's not ranked quite as high as the Kelly or the Birkin, the Evelyne is beloved by individuals in need of a go-to every day bag. Whether you're wandering the streets, running errands, or out to a quick lunch with your friends, the Evelyne is the ideal choice. Feminine, timeless, and beautiful - this piece is crafted from Clemence leather in a baby blue hue, aka Blue Atoll. It's spacious and can easily carry everything you may need throughout the day. Like the Kelly described above, pastels always compliment pastels, and pastels always compliment light greys. That being said, we think this this piece would go perfectly with a pair of white jeans, a black crop top, and black gladiator sandals. Wearing a monochrome outfit enhances the colour of the bag, making it a true statement.
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The Trocadero Empreinte
Louis Vuitton is acclaimed for its signature monogram print. Anyone that sees the classic brown canvas "LV" motif printed on a bag instantly knows that it's Louis Vuitton (and if you don't, there's a very high chance you might live under a rock.) The Trocadero Empreinte is different to LV's classic styles, not only is the monogram embossed into the bright red leather, but it has a unique and functional silhouette. It's classy, practical, and truly the perfect compliment to any Spring look. Wear this piece with any monochrome or neutral coloured outfit to enhance the "pop" of the red hue. We also think this piece would compliment blue jeans for a more casual look, or a flowy maxi dress for dressier evenings.
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The Floral Twist
Spring is here and so are florals! We welcome this whimsical and summery motif back with open arms. The Twist from Louis Vuitton is a popular favourite amongst the fashion lovers of the world. Accessible, light, perfect for day to night usage, and now available in a stunning pink, green, blue, and yellow floral pattern - we love. This is the ideal bag for an individual who appreciates colour, but doesn't want to be too "loud" when it comes to their accessories. Remaining elegant and simple, the floral Twist truly embodies femininity to a T and can be worn with pretty much anything in your wardrobe. Although this piece would be a stunning compliment to an all-white or monochrome outfit, we think if you're comfortable with colour, you should definitely wear it with this bag. Try to match the colours displayed in the flowers to accentuate the motif and enhance the "springy-ness" the floral Twist exudes.
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The Scarf in Silk
Céline is a brand that truly embodies effortless femininity. Their garments are almost always loose, but flattering to the female figure, while their handbags are understated and tasteful. For this season Céline introduced a unique bag crafted from coloured silk called the "Scarf" bag. Featuring light orange, ocean blue, baby yellow, and hints of green, this piece is ideal for summer. Easy, agile, and feminine - the Scarf bag embodies the effortless chicness of a Parisian woman who vacations at her summer villa in the South of France. Obviously, this bag would compliment any light-toned outfit (white, off-white, cream, etc) but we recommend wearing colours displayed in the Scarf bag to further accentuate it. Wear this piece with a silk or linen blouse, paired with light-weight trousers, accessorized with a wide-brimmed straw hat, and you are more than ready to go, chéri!
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The Phantom Luggage
A white bag in the Spring / Summer time is an absolute necessity - no if, ands, or buts. Céline brings us the ultimate piece that's spacious enough to carry your literal whole world with you every where you go, but remains the ideal bag to compliment anything in your wardrobe. Crafted from white pebbled leather with black detailing, the Phantom Luggage tote is one of Céline's most iconic pieces. Although this bag might not be super light-weight for the warm weather, it is practical as well as stylish. If you're an individual with a colourful wardrobe, this bag is for you. Balance out loud colours with a simple, monochrome bag as opposed to pairing colour with more colour. From red, green, yellow, blue, or any colour you could possibly imagine - this bag is sure to compliment it. Wear this bag with a coloured jumpsuit underneath a jean jacket paired with edgy gladiator sandals to complete your look.
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By: Isabel de Carteret