5 Bags Every New Yorker Will Be Carrying in 2016
Oh hi, tassels
We’re serious about our bags, and for the past few years, the bags we’ve seen fashionable New Yorkers carrying have been serious, too: Black, neutral and totally minimalist. Yawn.
While structured basics aren’t going anywhere, 2016 is all about whimsical details and pops of color. Here are the five handbags you’ll see everyone carrying--bring on the tassels.
THE CHAIN-LINK SHOULDER BAG
This Gucci beauty is all over Manhattan this year, but thankfully, you don’t have to cash out your 401K to rock this style. Keep an eye out for structured, boxy shapes (slouchy bags need not apply) and simple embellishments.
THE MICRO BAG
OK, this teeny-tiny purse isn’t going to fit your Kindle, your laptop, your makeup bag and all of the other stuff you lug around on the regular, but we guarantee it’ll be the most fun bag in your collection--especially if you get it in a color like lavender or pink.
THE TOP-HANDLE LADY BAG
While this bag didn’t technically ever go out of style, this '70s throwback will be super popular this year. Stay neutral, sling it over your forearm (never the shoulder; that’s a fashion no-no) and you can’t go wrong.
THE STRUCTURED BACKPACK
These guys have been around a few years, but they’ve finally gone mainstream (yesss). You’ll have your pick of sophisticated backpacks, and by “backpack” we are not referring to that monogrammed L.L. Bean monstrosity you wore in high school.
ANYTHING WITH TASSELS
Tassels are all over the place this season (including your new favorite Loeffler Randall slides), but it’s easy to go overboard on this fun trend. Stick with a neutral base color so you can use it as a wardrobe staple.