7 handbag trends to carry in 2017

There are few things that can make our hearts race like a good handbag. From high street to high end they are the pièce de résistance to our outfits and quite frankly, we can never have too many. When we are lucky enough to invest in a designer style, we always tend to gravitate to the timeless or the classic. But as with the world, as we know it, times they are a changing and people are investing in the fun and the colourful. Whether you're looking for something that holds it all or something small but perfectly formed, this season it's all about having fun with various styles. So whether you are saving or splurging, be sure to lift them spirits by broadening your bag game.

The Mini Bag

I mean after your phone, your keys, your cards and your compact, what else do you need anyway?

Skinny Dip Mini Croc Bag £32

Lulu Guiniess £275

The Chain Game

Play a bit of the chain game and add some edge to your everyday uniform.

New Look £19.99

Gucci £640

The Hold it all

Keep it slouchy and oversized in the trusty, practical and oh so Olsen hold all.

H&M £79

Cos £175

The Whimsy

OK it's finally happened. All thanks to Loewe and that adorable elephant, novelty bags are finally chic. AMEN!

Rare London Lipstick Bag £15

Kate Spade Balloon Unicorn £450

The Metal Head

The seed was planted with Chloe last year and now is bigger than ever. Metal accents for the bag-win.

Missguided £22

Jason Wu £965

The Fringe

Festival style fringing has persevered it's way to SS17 although this time, the devil is in the detail.

Forever 21 Bucket Bag £20

Chloe £1,280

The Lady

Last but by no means least is the lady. But this season lady has some added sass! Keep it bright, colourful and why not add a scarf for good measure.

Zara £29.99 (Gucci Dupe Alert!)

Fendi £2,000

The ones that have it all

Then there are the hybrids. The handbags to end all handbags that cover pretty much every handbag trend that will hit 2017, and of course it comes from Gucci. Colourful, ladylike in shape, fits a lot, with added metal in the form of a chain. Hell, it even covers all fashion bases with the addition of the embroidery and bow! Only problem is, if you are lucky enough to get one, you may have no friends left. Talk about handbags at dawn, eh?

Gucci £2,350

What bags will you be investing in this year?

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Sheri Scott, also known as the orange hair and glasses behind leading Scottish based fashion and lifestyle blog, Forever Yours Betty.
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