Clutch, Carry and Saddle Up with Handbags for Spring Style

By Rebecca Robertson

For The Surge

The official start to spring is just around the corner, but you can start accessorizing now with some of the season’s hottest handbag trends.

Fringe & Tassels

Fringe is back again this season, but updated with pastel or vibrant colors. Fossil’s Jules Mini Fringe Drawstring Satchel in Seaglass ($148, Fossil) combines the classic drawstring shape with a pretty pastel green shade and full on leather fringe detail. Pair it with your favorite maxi-dress or jeans and a striped top.

Tassels are another key adornment. Structured clutches are hot for spring, adding ease and versatility to any date night look. The Tasseled Envelope Clutch in Cedar ($318, Anthropologie) fuses the two by featuring a polished structured envelope shape adorned with a two-tier tassel at its closure.

Top Handle

Bags with top handles made the rounds during spring 2016 fashion week, showing up in metallic, straw and alligator. To try the trend, opt for the Juicy Couture Gloria Mini Tote in Metallic Lilac Mist ($69, Kohl’s). The light purple hue will add dramatic contrast to an array of outfits.

Saddle Bag

If you don’t prefer a more structured style, then the relaxed look of the saddle bag will be a good carryall for you this season. Coach’s Whiplash Saddle Bag in Camel ($695, Coach) features the classic shape, but adds a little edge with whiplash stitching along the flap and fringe detail on the sides. The rich tan color provides the perfect neutral shade for day to night transitioning.