There are so many fun materials being used to create beautiful handbags in today’s world of fashion. Two of the most popular are the beaded and the rattan bag trends!
B E A D E D
The gorgeous black beauty featured above is the opitme of the beaded handbag trend. The glossy sheen and sophisticated boxy design certainly makes this an eye catching accessory. It effectively dresses up almost anything you pair it with. I wore it on NYE with white jeans and a black sweater, and the bag totally transformed the look. This Black Faux Pearl Tote Bag is a handmade piece from an Etsy shop called Ritzy. It was made with impeccable quality and with love by the shop owner Aanchal. For those reasons, it’s certainly worth the splurge. Treat yo self!
R A T T A N
The plant based handbag trend is alive and thriving! For those who are unfamiliar with rattan, it’s when thin pliable stems of palm are used to create artistic pieces like home decor and in this case handbags! This Round Rattan Bag featured above is also handmade and sold by a Bali-based Etsy shop called Papadaan. Between the circular shape, woven palm pattern, and leather detailing, this bag is right on trend. And what’s even better is that it’s made with great care and attention to detail whilst being priced under $25 to boot!
This New Year, I challenge you to add some texture to your wardrobe; get out of that leather handbag comfort zone and try one of these more unique materials!
Bill McGuiness (BF+BFF)
Stylist, Model, Photographer #2, and Writer:
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