Handbag Trends to Pump Up Your Style

There's no better way to make the ultimate style statement than a unique, eye-catching handbag. As one of the foundation elements of any outfit, you always want to make sure that the bag you carry is not only practical, but also reflects your personality. I have a thing for unique and quirky bags for special occasions and you might remember that from this post.  If you're feeling a little lackluster and bored with your closet, getting a on-trend or luxury bag is the perfect way to take it up a notch. Here are some handbag trends that will take your look from meh to wow -

Statement Bags 
A statement bag is a great way to add fun to your outfit. Huffington Post says that a trunk bag is one of the hottest trends this fall. Whether its mini to oversized, a trunk bag can hold anything from your phone and lipstick all the way to your entire makeup bag and snacks for later. They may seem too chunky or cumbersome for an everyday bag, but they make a super-rad statement come nighttime or the weekend.  If you're looking for an affordable statement purse, check out Habbana that offers a wide range of handbags for ladies at all different prices. 

 Ethnic Inspiration

Ethnic prints incorporating some of India's traditional textiles or tribal prints and patterns are a great way to spice up your fall outfits. This gives a unique, borderline bohemian flair and can contrast beautifully with more structured, minimalist outfits. Bags like these also carry cultural overtones which can add a whole other dimension to your fashion statement, and can encompass traditional crafts and art forms. Try looking at designers that use artisans based locally if you're interested in getting into that side of fashion history.

The Belt Bag

According to Refinery 29, belt bags are back this fall. Before you roll your eyes at the thought of wearing a fanny pack, remember that only the truly bold and stylish can carry them off. And I'm not the only one who thinks so. And while a clutch can seem annoying to have to hold all day or night, wearing a belt bag around your waist allows for totally hands-free happy-hour-ing. From concert-ready suedes and snakeskins to sophisticated leathers with unique buckle details, there's actually a belt bag out there for everyone, no matter if you lean more boho or more uptown with your style.

Go Wild

Remember the dialogue from The Devil Wears Prada which goes - Florals for spring? How original. In the same way, animal prints are synonymous with fall. There’s no better way to incorporate pattern trends than a handbag. Skip leopard print and go for a snake, zebra or giraffe to stand out of the crowd. If you want to keep it low key, then going for a neutral tone like beige is a good idea. However, if you want to get a little edgier, combine a trend like animal skin with a bright color. If you really want to make statement, carry a snakeskin bag in a bright, vivid green. Being brave enough to include bold elements of your look spells out fashion icon.

Handbags come in every style, structure, color, and material imaginable. What you need to remember, though, is that the bag should reflect your own personal style and personality. You should enjoy carrying the bag that you select, and it should also function practically and hold everything you need it to. Whether you enjoy trends or not, some of the current styles of bag in fashion are more versatile than ever. If you're not feeling adventurous enough to completely change up what kind of bag you've carried for years, give it a pop of color for an added boost in the style department.

What's your favorite handbag trend? Let me know in your comments below.