The New Year is here, and that means one thing: a new set of trends, and we can’t wait to see what the new seasons and collections have to offer.
We’ve got the definitive guide to the upcoming designer handbag trends of 2016: from miniature handbags to candy colours, there's something for everyone.
Grafea | Medium Rucksack
Candy coloured accessories are a huge trend for 2016, with designers such as Diane von Furstenberg and Sophia Webster embracing pastels at Fashion Week. No shade is too sweet, so opt for candyfloss pinks, sugary baby blues and egg-yolk yellows – the cuter, the better.
We’re loving the honeyed hues of Grafea this season; with backpacks, bucket bags and satchels in on-trend colours, snap one up today to stay ahead of the fashion pack. Our favourite has to be the Grafea Rucksack in Sky Blue, which looks adorable paired with jeans and a simple tee.
Rebecca Minkoff | Mini Mab Tote
Sizing this season is all about minis; tiny tote bags, small satchels and barely-there backpacks are a must for 2016. The smaller, the better - Dolce and Gabbana went as far as to craft miniature bags purely for mobile phones.
Rebecca Minkoff’s new season is full of scaled-down pieces, and we think the Rebecca Minkoff Mini Mab Tote Bag in soft dove grey is the perfect way to emulate the miniature trend. A smaller version of the classic Rebecca Minkoff Mab Tote, wear as a cross-body or carry as a statement piece.
Karl Lagerfeld | K/Grainy Backpack
Metallics never go out of style, and metallic handbags and accessories have firmly remained one of our favourite trends. Loved by celebrities, bloggers and fashionistas alike, metallic accessories are tipped to be one of the cult fashions of 2016.
Combining statement bronze pebbled leather with the relaxed, casual shape of a backpack, the Karl Lagerfeld K/Grainy Backpack looks beautiful against an all-black ensemble.
Aspinal x être cécile | Mayfair Tote
Primary colours were enormous at fashion shows this year: Ralph Lauren, Marc Jacobs and Tommy Hilfiger unapologetically sent their models to the catwalks with bright and colourful accessories in vibrant shades of red, yellow and blue.
Make a statement with the Aspinal x être cécile Mayfair Tote; with block colour panels of chartreuse, cobalt and fuchsia, this tote is a true showstopper and most certainly steals the limelight.
Aspinal of London | Letterbox Saddle Bag
10 Crosby Derek Lamb; 3.1 Phillip Lim; JW Anderson. These designers are synonymous with effortlessly chic style, and all ran with the nude theme this season. From clutch bags to structured totes, nude accessories were spotted all over the catwalks.
Choose the Aspinal of London Letterbox Saddle Bag in soft deer brown to pay homage to the nude trend; in buttery-soft leather, this handbag is elegant and timeless in design.