Bags are the most useful fashion accessory and are always on-trend in some shape or form. Whether you are into high-end brands such as Gucci or Louis Vuitton or put looks over logos, there is a bag to suit your outfit and lifestyle. If you want to add to your collection this year, here are eight of the 2022 bag trends to invest in.
Looking for a bold new handbag? Here are eight major 2022 bag trends to add to your collection this year.
Trend 1: The Micro Bag
When it comes to bags, big isn’t always better. Jacquemus’s teeny-tiny bag didn’t trend for the whole of 2020 for nothing! The chunky chain detailing is also in right now, so you get two in one small package.
#StyleTip Wearing such a small bag makes a big statement – no effort required! Style one with any outfit and you’ll defs turn heads.
Get this bag at Aldo.
Trend 2: The Bling Bag
We *all* need a bag for special occasions. And nothing screams “special” quite like shimmer and shine! This diamanté-studded design also features a cute dumpling silhouette and offers a fresh take on something sparkly.
#StyleTip Any sparkly bag can be viewed as a statement piece. So keep the rest of your look more monochromatic, such as a black slip dress.
Rent this stunner from Style Rotate.
Trend 3: The Furry Bag
Mmmm, so soft! Fluffy bags made with faux fur are a great addition to any winter wardrobe. Not only do they feel great to touch but they add some texture to your outfit.
#StyleTip Add clashing textures and accessories to take your bag to interesting and elevated new heights. A silk or satin scarf will create contrast.
Snag this bag from Cotton On.
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Trend 4: The Woven Bag
Arts and crafts, but make it fashion! That’s what the woven bag trend is all about. It showcases old, traditional techniques combined with modern colours and finishes for a new twist on a trusted fave.
#StyleTip Embrace the 2022 Pantone Colour of the Year – Veri Peri – by incorporating this soft blue-purple shade into your bag collection.
Buy this bag at The Fix.
Trend 5: The 90s Shoulder Bag
The 90s is back and here to stay for a while. Pay homage to this nostalgic trend with the iconic shoulder bag. Bonus points if it also includes some diamantés for a look that fully captures the Y2K era.
#StyleTip Make this cute trend even cuter by adding a clip-on coin pouch to the strap of your bag to transform it into a statement accessory.
Get this shoulder bag at Aldo.
Trend 6: The Designer Bag
Another look born in the 90s but with timeless appeal, you can’t go wrong by investing in a designer bag. An original Louis Vuitton, Fendi or Hermès Birkin bag might set you back but will *never* go out of style.
#StyleTip When you are wearing a bag *this* expensive, keep the rest of your outfit neutral and pared down so that this baby gets the attention it deserves!
Drool over this original Louis Vuitton bag at The FLIPP.
Trend 7: The Quilted Bag
Quilted leather is a classic when it comes to bags and footwear. But for 2022, try a new take on this generally structured look by opting for a quilted puffer bag in a shiny, patent finish.
#StyleTip Essentially a puffer jacket in bag form, this design can bring an urban, sporty edge to a chic look or elevate your gym attire.
Get this stunning quilted number at H&M.
Trend 8: The Bucket Bag
Bucket bags – especially the boho variety – have been on the fashion scene for some time. But now they also come in more elevated styles and luxe designs and different sizes to suit any occasion.
#StyleTip Don’t be afraid of going bold when it comes to colour and texture. The smart-casual style of this bag shape allows for some fun!
This statement bag is available at Cape Cobra.