JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM – Personally, a beautifully crafted bag is a better investment than an individual garment. It goes without saying that those who adore a handbag, carried most days, which stores many of your most valued possessions, is an instant indication of your character.
Compact and chic, oversized and ostentatious, practical and minimal, a bag can become an extension of ourselves. Conversely, if you just see a bag as a playful accessory to switch up constantly and add drama to your look, even more reason for it to be directional and fun as well as functional. If you consider a bag to be purely practical, perhaps look away now.
Here are some of the biggest bag trends for 2017, as Refinery29 noted.
The Ring Bag
Whether it's the J.W.Anderson Pierce bag or the Chloé Nile, ring bags are having a major fashion moment. Visually bold, the circular-shaped design detail is the defining feature on 2017's It Bag. The ring bag is on top of the list not only for its common vibrant colour but for the elegant circular clasp
The New Bucket Bag
In addition to Mansur Gavriel, Proenza Schouler, Staud and Zara, Simon Miller is the real master of the modern bucket bag in 2017.
The bucket bag has been referred to as "The Smallest Ever It Bag" and is a firm favourite of fashion designers. The cylindrical style is handcrafted from nubuck and finished off with two acrylic tortoiseshell handles. Oddly considering its dinky size, there's room for a phone, wallet, card and makeup compact. This bag is available on Net-A-Porter for GBP585.
The retro metal handbag chain had a resurgence on the catwalks this year. But this Jacquemus bag stood out from the crowd, due to its ingenious design and pastel pink colour. The round top handle through to the gold-tone metal chain detailing, this playful pink beauty is perfect for those who really want to make a statement with their bag.
Jacquemus Le Petit Rond Small Bag With Gold Chain available at Browns Fashion
The Embellished Bag
Whether it’s studs, faux fur, tassels, pearls, sequins or gems, all the best evening bags this season are embellished. Shrimps reintroduces the sellout Antonia bag. Inspired by the popular 2016 beaded original, this season the Antonia is reworked with intricate faux pearl beading. The Antonia bag is the finest finishing touch to a party outfit.
If you don't have the time or money to find a new bag, a statement strap is a wonderful way to update your look. From Dior's thick-strapped cross-body bag to Off-White's logo-emblazoned straps, there's no escaping them this season.
This pink leather warning tape shoulder bag from streetwear brand of the moment, Off-White, features a front flap with magnetic closure, a fuchsia leather handle as well as a detachable, adjustable orange and black woven fabric strap.