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Handbags to Pick – Six Trends for 2016

Whether going to the beach or planning a night out, your choice of handbag is undeniably an expression of who you are. Although the season is changing, there are many new handbags to choose from and even more ways to express yourself without sacrificing style.

With summer finally upon us, the temperature won’t be the only thing to change. A new wardrobe means new accessories, and no outfit is complete without an accompanying purse. Here are this season’s most popular styles to follow.

Chain handle bags
Known widely as a symbol of the tough or rebellious, chains are now growing in popularity as a unique touch to your favorite handbag. Although chain handbags have always been there, they are capturing everyone’s fancy in unique ways. Burberry and Kate Spade, for example, offer these stylish handbags in colors that add a hint of edge to any outfit or jacket.

Burberry Chain Handle Bag Summer 2016

Kate Spade Chain Handle Bag Summer 2016

Although High School is long gone, backpacks are in style with even adults now. Whether your college days are ahead or simply just a day on the town, backpacks allow for easier storage and travel. Available from brands like Burberry and Louis Vuitton, the newer, trendier backpacks come in various designs, patterns, and even sizes.

Louis Vuttion Backpack Summer 2016

Burberry Backpack Summer 2016

Bucket bags
Similar to backpacks, bucket bags are also ideal for numerous items. Without a flap on top, this bag assumes a characteristic shape. With plenty of room inside and interior pockets for small items, as seen in those from Michael Kors, it’s not difficult to see why they are growing in demand. Others, like those from Ralph Lauren, include a removable strap.

Michael Kors Bucket Bag Summer 2016

Ralph Lauren Bucket Bag Summer 2016

Fringe bags
Tassels and fringe add attitude and personality to a handbag, which goes well with the lighthearted feeling of summer. As with ready to wear trends for Spring Summer 2016, handbags are also sporting fringes, making it easy to match them with your latest outfits! Jesselli Couture, along with Rebecca Minkoff and Tod’s, use the versatility of fringe to create a handbag fit for an evening with friends, or a classy addition to your business suit.

Jesselli Couture Fringe Bag Summer 2016

Rebecca Minkoff Fringe Bag Summer 2016

Circular or half moon bags
Round doesn’t have to be a bad thing. A little bigger than a coin purse, circle – or half-moon – shaped bags are lightweight and easy to carry. But don’t let the small size fool you. These bags can carry all the essentials. Tory Burch and Victoria Beckham offer bags in this style with multiple inside pockets and durable exteriors.

Tory Burch Half Moon Bag Summer 2016

Victoria Beckham Half Moon Bag Summer 2016

Mobile phone bags
In a world where no one can go without their connection to the world, cell phone bags prove undeniably beneficial. Available in various amusing designs and shapes, brands like Tory Burch and Rebecca Minkoff make carrying your cell phone hassle-free yet stylish as well.

Tory Burch Mobile Phone Bag Summer 2016

Rebecca Minkoff Mobile Phone Bag Summer 2016