Another trend in 2010 if for quilted textures with chain thongs.
You will also see velvet threaded gilt or
silver toned handles in imitation of Chanel bags have moved onto
shopper styles like these everyday shopper bags from high street
M&Co - Purple Chanel Style Quilted Shopper - Chain Handle
Right - Purple River Island Large Quilted Shopper - £29.99.
Bags have plenty of variety this season, this is because
manufacturers have applied a wider range
of textured finishes to the outer materials.
Patent and high gloss shiny finishes are more popular than dull
leather and imprinted finishes such as ostrich and mock croc
continue the love of exotic animal skin textures.
Tartan, cloth and embroidered fabrics all add their own
dimension creating distinctive and statement making bags.
Top Row Left - Vivienne Westwood Tartan Winter Handbag £485/592
at House of Fraser, Womenswear & Accessories.
Top Row Right - Episode Lavender Dome Bag £199/239 - at House
Lower Row Left - House of Fraser - Purple Mock-Croc Tote £89/109 Linea
Lower Row Right - Debenhams J by Jasper Conran London Letterbox Ostrich
Plain Glossy shine is important, but texture and the play of
sheen can also be added in
the form of tassels and plaiting as this lovely purple bowling
bag below left illustrates. Patent and high shine finishes give
glossy handbag looks that are easy to wipe clean.
Above Left - Violet Purple 'Vivian' Tassel Tote £235/282 Coccinelle at House of Fraser.
Above Right - Marks & Spencer Plum Patent Bag T830104P £39.50.
In the past couple of years clutch bags have been gaining
ground as the must-have bag of choice, especially for occasions
and special events. Boho hobo and shopper bags have continued to
be popular with every woman, quite simply because we have become
used to throwing everything we might need including spare fold
up low shoes, into a large bag. These days when we are often not
given a plastic carrier or paper bag at the point of purchase
our handbag doubles as a shopper too.
The fashionable alternative on the catwalk is the LARGE
clutch bag. And I do mean LARGE. And the alternative is to carry
your ordinary handbag as you might a clutch bag. In reality of
course holding heavy bag as a clutch bag can literally become a
pain in the neck. Shopping with a clutch bag is not easy in my
opinion. A clutch is for posing or sitting. I like an underarm
bag when doing practical activities like browsing store rails. I
want two hands free to gather armfuls of pieces for the changing
rooms! But some clutches do have inner chains inside them to
help you on your way and many clutch bags now come with wrist
loops. Look out for these extra features on clutch bags.
Unless you can see a clutch bag against a model in an online
picture, be wary of buying it, the clutch bag may turn out to be
either far larger or far smaller than you required or desired.
Ask me how I know...
Top Row - -
Women - Matalan Stockist Number: 0845 330 3330.
Middle Row Left - Matalan Accessories Animal Clutch £3 - Matalan
Stockist Number: 0845 330 3330.
Middle Row Right - Angel Jackson Snakeskin Clutch at
Lower Row Left - Croc Print Purple Clutch Bag - Kaleidoscope
29D482, £50 - Kaleidoscope Autumn Winter 2009, Kaleidoscope
UK Stockist Telephone: 0844 556 4100.
Lower Centre - Fiorelli Large Snake Skin Handled Clutch/ Purple - £45 - Evans.
Lower Row Right - Accessorize Autumn Purple Vintage Bag £25/42
add the sparkle that helps elevate the Christmas season into
party wear mood. Choose from sequin tops, sequin tunics,
evening dresses or small accessories like shoes or bags with
any special occasion sequins can add lightness and joy to an
outfit. A sequin clutch can make a perfect gift at anytime of
year. It's that must-have sequin accessory item you need in the closet
so you are ready to dress up a plain simple dress, or jeans to take you
into party time mood at short notice.
The pride in your nation theme has continued with iconic flag
bags. This sequin clutch shown top takes the Union Jack flag and
jazzes up the linear design with a brilliant colourway. And
although not purple, the Accessorize American red and blue version
available is just as much fun.
Top - Accessorize - Technicolor Union Jack Clutch £30/51 Eire
This is also available in a traditional
red/blue colour way or gold/silver colour way.
Centre - From Accessorize A Gorgeous Clutch Bag.
Accessorize Multi Belize Sequin Leopard Clutch £30/51 Eire,
Accessorize Spring/Summer 2010.
Other Purple Fashion Accessories for 2010
To go with your lovely purple bag here are fashionable
items in shoes and dresses that I have caught my eye for 2010.
Here are more examples of purple fashion trends
The laced heel brogue instantly toughens
up ladylike looks.
Far Left - Purple Shoe Boot, £30 Marisota Autumn Winter 2009/10.
Centre Left - Marks & Spencer - Autumn Winter 2009/10 - Purple
Suede Lace Brogue Shoe - £39.50. Style - T02 3243A due Jan 2010.
Centre Right -
Marks & Spencer - Autumn Winter 2009/10 - Mauve Stud Shoe - £29.50
due in January 2010 Ref:T02 0579.
Far Right -
Marks & Spencer - Autumn Winter 2009 - Purple Gemmed Satin Party
Shoe - £35 Ref:T020586.
The 2010 purple fashion trend also encompasses these lovely
colours, deepest blueberry,
puce magenta, plum, damson,
mauve, heather and aubergine. Observe below how they create colour variety that mixes and blends so well
However, purple extends through to the redder berry tones, where
immediately brings to mind summer puddings or the blackberry stained fingers from
eating the raw berries.
of all the red toned and purple toned berry and stone fruits
like loganberry, redcurrant, raspberry, blackberry, dewberry,
blueberry, cherry, plum, blackcurrant, sloe and damson.
Next imagine mixing
these sensational base colours with creamy white or deepest black.
Within moments the tonal
range of tints and shades within the berry family is enormous.
Berry colours for 2010 range from
rapture rose to deepest damson making purple tones some of the
most fashionable colours to have in our winter wardrobe.
Top Far Left - Ruffle Fall Tunic Dress by Oasis.
Centre - Monsoon Autumn/Winter 2009 Purple 'Originals' Andie
Dress £135/229 Eire.
Right - Dorothy Perkins Plum Animal Dress.
Bottom Far Left - Wallis Autumn Winter 09 Purple and Black
Embellished Shift Dress, £50/76.
Centre - Monsoon Fusion Purple Madonna Dress £55/93 Eire.
Monsoon Autumn/Winter 2009.
Right - Monsoon Autumn/Winter 2009 Purple Originals Sue-Ellen
Dress £160/271 Eire.
For those who have previously shied away from purple, but now
want to try this fashionable colour, I suggest that they introduce a strong bold bright purple into their
wardrobe in a small way, rather than wearing
it as a major garment. The way to make this fashion statement is by using the latest
purple fashion accessories such as this
inexpensive wide belt shown right.
A decorative belt like this one sums up the purple mood.
Right - Wallis Christmas 2009 - Purple Stone Embossed Elastic
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Warehouse, Faith, Lily Wigglesworth and IFTF.
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