I love stocking up on classics that I can wear every day, but I also believe in trying fun, statement-making pieces. One of my favorite ways to do that is by experimenting with different handbags. It’s the perfect solution for making old things feel new and for testing out new trends.
When I was at Palm Springs for Coachella last week, I made a comment about how my style isn’t your typical festival look. But if you paid attention to the bags I brought with me, you may have noticed how unique and different they all were. I’m definitely an accessories girl and wanted to share with you my top three essential handbags you need this summer to spice up your looks.
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1. The Fanny Pack or Belt Bag
The fanny pack, also known as the belt bag, is likely suspected the it-bag of 2018. It’s a cool-girl style that you can sling over your waist or across your shoulders. My favorite thing about this style is that I can wear it hands-free! I used this quilted CHANEL belt bag to add a pop of color and texture to a full denim outfit I wore at Coachella. This beautiful bag is from CHANEL’s latest Spring-Summer collection. It always amazes me to see how Karl Lagerfeld can reinvent and add an indefinable ingredient to a classic style and turn it into something so chic, wearable and on-trend season after season.
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2. The Camera Bag
I have always been a fan of small camera bags because they’re so easy to carry. The rectangle structure is perfect if your style is chic and classy because it’s all about essentials. This style fits just enough and will ensure you won’t over stuff your bag. I’m obsessed with the dual tone of this CHANEL bag. It’s perfect for complementing all-black ensembles.
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3. The Clear Bag
The last of my essential handbags you need this summer is the clear bag, also from CHANEL! If committing to something that’s 100% transparent is too revealing, you can try a bag like the one I have below where there’s just a shaving of transparency. I love carrying this bag with casual flowy looks for the beach or days by the pool. It’s so chic with maxi dresses or denim pieces.
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To me, the originality of the CHANEL handbags is constantly challenging trends. Each of their six collections of annual bags illustrates the unlimited creativity of Karl Lagerfeld. I love that his pieces can be transmitted from generation to generation because they are timeless and they never go out of style! As Gabrielle Chanel used to say: “Fashion passes, style remains”.
What do you think of these CHANEL bags and which one is your favorite?