Summer 2015's 'must-have' bags
Designers are being more risqué and creative with their designs than ever before
B is for beach: This new Monogram beach bag from Louis Vuitton (LV) is based on a famous ad from the 60s. The V in the middle is inspired by the ad’s motto “Volez, Voguez, Voyagez avec les Valises Louis Vuitton,” which translates into: “Fly, sail, travel with Louis Vuitton bags.” The perfect slogan for summer. A classic: An alternative to the LV is Chanel’s so-called “shopping bag.” Despite its name, this bag has been used (and work wonderfully) as a beach bag. Pop of colour: If your summer is spent more in the office and less at the beach, we suggest going for a bright coloured bag. Though this LV gives a pop of yellow, it’s minimalist in its design therefore office-appropriate. Summer in Sicily: If ever there was a collection representative of the perfect summer, it would be Dolce Gabbana’s. This medium Sicily bag in wisteria print is already sold out online, and we’re not surprised. The white bag: White is one colour that is most essential in summer. Not only does it repel sunlight and makes you feel less hot, it also makes you look cool, literally. Nobody wants to wear black when it’s 50 degrees outside. And what’s cooler than white clothes? A white mini version of the “city” Balenciaga. Cross-body: A cross body bag is an essential for summer. It’s light and hands-free. Gucci’s new bamboo leather top handle bag in orange is a statement piece all on its own. It’s very unique as well. Gucci’s known to be the only brand to use bamboo in its designs. The new satchel: is the round satchel. Dolce Gabbana’s peony print round glam bag looks just like the brand’s 2015 collection; a garden. It would look exceptionally good with a white summer dress. Red-hot: Many claim that black is the most timeless of all colours. We disagree, we say it’s red. Not only is it timeless, but it can add edge to almost anything. We don’t know about you, but Gucci’s new interlocking shoulder bag is on our summer wish list. Metallic: There’s no need to shy away from bags that are statement pieces. No matter your age or style, a statement bag is always a do. We recommend you pair Dior’s Diorama silver-tone bag with a toned down outfit. A la Chanel: Chanel, Chanel, Chanel. Three words that are bound to make any girl’s heart flutter. That is, any girl who cares for bags. For this summer, we picked the hand-stitched camellias flap bag. The limited edition bag: Not only do you rarely see anyone else holding the same bag as you, but you also feel like it was made exclusively for you. We think Dolce Gabbana outdid themselves this season, especially with this limited edition lace print mix mini Sicily bag. Patterns: Clearly, this summer’s all about colours and patterns. Dior’s mini Lady Dior has those plus sequins. This piece is not for the faint-hearted. If you’re going for it, you should know how to wear it first. Toned-up: If you’re expecting toned-down bags, you’re not going to find them on our list. LV’s box clutch is another bold statement. It would tone-up any outfit in our eyes. Fendi’s little monsters: Who said furry things were for winter? Doesn’t this Fendi clutch scream summer to you? It might not have monsters, but their furry relations are reminiscent of the same cute Karl-created breed. Regal: Is the best word to describe this clutch. It looks like something out of Grand Russian Duchess Anastasia’s royal wardrobe. Dolce Gabbana only made a few pieces of this catch. Versace: If you’re a fan of making an entrance, this Versace crystal embellished evening pouch will do that for you. Not only does it look like a fortune, it costs one too, at $7,607 (AED 27,942).