After the XL bags widespread fashion trend, came the “bags in pairs”, which avoided an extreme visual effect but, at the same time, maintained the same inner capacity. After these, the sophisticated clutches made an entrance and showed us that we could survive with the basics and, as a consequence, the mini bags were born. They are iconic bags of luxury brands that allow us to enjoy their most exclusive designs in reduced prices.
The mini bags conquered the streets during the main Fashion Weeks and were mainly used as accessories. Some trendsetters, such as Anna dello Russo, Giovanna Battaglia, Chiara Ferragni or Olivia Palermo established this item as the new street style fashion trend. At first, mini bags were used as a decorative item for bigger bags, but then they started to be exclusively made to glamorously dress the essential technological devices, such as iPhones, iPads, smart phones….
Starting from the idea that women like to bring all their stuff inside their bags and, in fact, prefer the xl bags as the main alternative, this season you should wear waterfalls of mini bags. You’ll be able to choose among different forms and sizes and, although most of your things won’t fit inside, you’ll walk in the streets with a cute style!
In terms of choice, it’s top priority to invest in quality products, such as the ones from Dior if you can afford them. Regarding the colours, the neutral tones are an option, but the vibrant colours – such as yellow, red, neons – are the winners. The striking textures, animal prints or metallic details are also impressive alternatives.
Needless to say, It girls like Chiara Ferragni and Alexa Chung, among others, have already purchased them and used them as the key piece of their outfits. You can follow their style to look modern and cool! The best part of these accessories is their functionality, because they are perfect when you feel like going light and with your hands free. And apart from wearing them across your chest, the novelty for next winter season is that they are also worn as a belt pouch or necklace.
While Chanel launched its mini bags in which you could put just your phone (Spring/Summer 2014), Dolce & Gabanna counterattacked with its exclusive designs to wear smartphone. Others, like Nina Ricci, Fendi or Kate Spade opted directly for creating new small-sized designs, although the trend indicates that iconic tiny designs are the option. We can highlight some examples: Sac de Jour – Baby (Saint Laurent), Saffiano Lux Double Handle Mini Satchel (Prada), Kelly Bag Miniature (Hermès), Classic Quilted 2.55 Mini (Chanel) and Lady Dior Mini Bag.
The rising mini-bag fashion trend is being reinvented each season to maintain itself as a timeless trend, and for Autumn/Winter 2016/2017 campaign will surprise us by invading the jewellery section, such as in Loewe and Prada, or by being combined with belts, like in 3.1 Phillip Lim or Chanel.
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