Out with the old, in with the new. This month, we’re taking a fresh perspective on accessorising with the three new bag shapes that we’re coveting in 2019, with each piece promising to have an impact for the rest of the year. Crescent designs, bucket bags and saddle silhouettes – it’s time to get to know the key trends of now.
1. The Bucket Bag
More structure, less slouch: the new wave of bucket bags have moved the goalposts on one of fashion’s mainstay accessories. Considerably more polished than their predecessors, the cylindrical shapes of next season come in classic colourways of black and tan for endless wearability, complete with inner drawstring pouches to help keep possessions secure. For a little tactile interest, style yours with a printed scarf.
2. The Saddle Bag
The iconic saddle bag has surfaced for yet another season, with a number of prominent designers rekindling their love affair with the seventies silhouette. But rest assured that these vintage favourites don’t have to be exclusively reserved for bohemian summers, with mustard shades and eye-catching patchwork appliqués making them feel as relevant as ever.
3. The Crescent Bag
Emulating the shape of the moon, these domed designs have already been doing the rounds on Instagram, offering a fresh new take on the traditional handbag. The clean, curved lines are able to create a wholly contemporary look, while surprisingly spacious interiors put practicality at the forefront – try it in classic black or, if you’re a fashion extrovert, stand out in statement-making red.