Bid a sad farewell to what has been a bleak summer at best and welcome autumn in for new styling options and update your accessories starting with a new handbag.
Take solace in the fact colder days mean opportunity to adapt your wardrobe, meaning a much needed shopping trip can be put on the cards guilt free.
To make the shopping process all the easier, STYLE etc. has rounded up the best picks from the high street to give you our favourite autumnal bags in all shapes and sizes. Our range of bags cover all styles including Clutch Bags, Backpacks, Tote Bags and Shoulder Bags, fit for day-to-day and evenings out. Our picks cover covetable brands such as House of Fraser, Debenhams, Accessorize, Furla and more, priced from £20 to £380.
THE CLUTCH BAG
Party season will soon be here so investing in a worthy clutch bag to suit all occasions is a good idea. Textures are always big through autumn so get yours in early with this Hobbs London Haircalf Wristlet. Furry on the outer with a simple rectangle structure, this piece is set to go with a minimal effort top zip fasten and handy wrist strap for when the clutch gets tiresome.
For bold pops of colour, this Jaeger Portland Clutch ticks the right boxes, allowing easy wear with a secure fold over flap with reinforced zip fastening, wear with bright yellow shoes and all black attire for a statement evening look.
To transition smoothly from summer, bring hints of pastels to your attire with this gorgeous Pastel Pink Gina Clutch by Phase Eight. Ideal for formal occasions, this accessory can dress up a simplistic look no trouble. More square in shape than some other offerings, this style offers a charming top popper clasp seal.
For the forward fashionista, Lemonade provide a glitzy affair with a standout lip shaped design. The Kiss Kiss Clutch offers compact size for those most important essentials, with the finishing touches making this piece oh so appealing. Crystallised studs add a rock chic edge to this eye catching accessory.
THE SHOULDER BAG
Ideal for days out in town or nipping for lunch, the shoulder bag serves multitude of purposes. Versatile and essential, this bag style offers variety in designs, suitable for casual days or dressy evenings. This Furla Minevra Style adds patent pastel trends to its design, offering a small boxy style to easily accompany outfits without overdoing things. Tonal metal detailing completes this look for a feminine yet sophisticated style.
For more casual affairs, a saddle bag will see you through daily life in convenient wear, with a secure fold over fasten and rounded shape which fits those must have items. The teal hue provides a classic tone befitting of the season, whilst the long adjustable strap ensures wear is personalised to the individual.
More traditional in aesthetic is this Therapy London Frame Bag, showing a beautifully crafted crocodile-esque texture with a patent finish to evoke premium connotations. Depicting retro vibes, this style offers a squared bottom rounding off at the top for a charming result, in an attractive maroon shade perfect for autumnal styling.
Take the embroidery trend through to a new season with this small Satchel by Simply Be. Taking note from styles passed, the white on black stitching creates contrast which remains elegant for a hippy meet monochrome happy medium. A textured tassle adds further value to this endearing design.
THE TOTE BAG
The everyday veteran seeing you through multiple scenarios, the classic Tote is designed for ultimate ease for carting your daily essentials from A to B no trouble. Working the upcoming Metallic trend, this Vivien Bag from Accessorize creates a shimmering texture resulting in standout style. Roomy and simple to use, the Vivien offers ample space to see you through daily life with stylish peace of mind.
More minimal chic is the second offering, with this Jigsaw Sofia Bag epitomising understated sophistication. Adding the ideal accessory to the new wave Power Dresser, this bag is ideal office arm candy, with functional storage in a chameleon style which will adhere to classic workwear pieces with no clashing or fuss.
More risque is the Debenhams JM Initial Bag, proving statement with a textured snake print panel to the forefront. Mid-range in price, this piece is perfect for those wanting impacting style on an average budget. Key for detail, this bag offers textured prints breaking up an otherwise monochrome design, with a hand front zipped compartment for convenient use.
More artful in aesthetic is our last option, the Oliver Bonas Hobo Slouch. More relaxed in fit, this piece carries no worries, simply evoking a colourful pop of cobalt blue to create the centre piece of any look. Scrimping on detail, this style lets its hue take centre stage as the main focal point, with a large inner compartment footing the practicality need.
Backpacks are not to be left in the school days, with fashion icons like Cara Delevigne proving more than ever this humble style can be given a high end update. Classic example of the more mature backpack is this unusually coloured Mandarina Duck Montreal Bag, depicting a cute storage solution befitting of Cher from Clueless.
Shiny and sleek, this Folli Follie Love Backpack offers metallic in an alternate form. Featuring cute thin straps and a front zipped pocket, this piece is sure to turn heads for all the right reasons. Secured with a matching zip around fasten, this style will keep your items safe and offer an effervescent addition to casual outfits.
More classic is this Therapy London style, in a shimmering black texture. Similar to the Love style, this design offers a front zipped pouch with top carry handle to add convenience to the usual back straps. Perfect for all black ensembles, this piece provides just a touch of gothic chic, merged with a moderate structure.
To finish we selected this Jigsaw Blake Bag, adding a more girly approach to small backpack styling. Made of leather, this premium designed bag ensures longevity of wear with durable composition. Completed with attentive finishing touches, this style offers a cute fold over flap with long front strap for a symmetrical shape.
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