We absolutely love monochrome bags for their versatility and for the fact that they'll never go out of style. Guest contributor Rosella shares some of her favorite monochrome bags for this season.
As balmy summer evenings begin to draw to a close, one thing we’re looking forward to come September is showing off our new season wardrobe. A new season calls for a new handbag and we’ve been eyeing up some divine monochrome arm candy, our only dilemma is which one to choose? From bargain to blow-out, take a look at our five must-have monochrome bags for A/W.
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1 Monochrome Colour Block Clutch
Art deco featured heavily in the style charts last year and A/W 13 looks set to follow the same pattern. This sixties inspired clutch bag is visually stunning and would look great paired against a bright block colour or little black dress. With a thin gold chain strap and trim detailing, at £12.99 the New Look night-time clutch is an absolute steal.
2 Boohoo Mandy Striped Rucksack
Travel in style with the ultimate weekend rucksack. From the spontaneous camping trip to the festival arena, this Breton striped rucksack is the perfect blend of casual and cool. A roomy bag fit to store all your short-break essentials, the Mandy striped rucksack is a transitional piece which you can carry through the seasons without shedding an ounce of sophistication.
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3 River Island Clutch
For the tiles, the wedding or the winter ball, sparkle at every occasion with this croc effect panelled clutch. Featuring a gold lock front and classic chain detail, wear with a floor length maxi and chunky gold necklace to complete the look.
4 Nica Doctor Bag in Charcoal
This vintage-inspired Doctor’s bag is the perfect transitional piece to take you into autumn. Dusky grey with a metallic clasp and detachable owl charm, this multi-functional bag is a feminine take on the usually androgynous doctor’s bag. Style with a tea dress and flats in the day or crossover into evening wear by removing the charm and adding a statement jacket. A snip at £59.
5 Fiorelli Tillie Satchel
No handbag collection is complete without a go-to satchel and this snake embossed leather bag from Fiorelli is spot on-trend for A/W. Elegantly sized with a contrast front pocket and oxblood cross body strap, this satchel screams sophistication. Whilst this compact satchel is a little on the pricey side, it will surely be a statement piece in any A/W bag collection.
6 Whistles Woven Shopper
Tired of storing your haul buys in a corporate plastic bag? The whistles woven shopper bag is a timeless accessory which will complement a range of styles and looks. The zig-zag panelling is a modern twist on classic dogtooth and the leather materials ensure longevity. A modern classic from the designers at Whistles.
7 Modalu Pippa Shoulder
A collection famously named after Pippa Middleton, the Modalu Pippa shoulder bag is classic, high-quality and an absolute staple. Every woman needs a simple black shoulder bag to throw on and go and this one is absolutely beautiful. With an adjustable shoulder strap, gold embossed detailing and two interior compartments, this bag is stylish, functional and oh so covetable!
Hopefully this selection of monochrome arm candy has given you some style inspiration for A/W ’13. Whether you’re looking for checkerboard prints, block colours or Breton striped pieces, the monochrome trend is versatile, flattering and timeless.
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