Minimalism focuses on the form and fabric rather than the intricacies of patterns and embellishments. By stripping fabricated design elements to the bare minimum, a real focus is placed on monochrome palettes, shapes and form of pieces. The late 20th century saw a shift towards practicality in women’s clothing to coincide with the modern woman. These designs focused on comfort and practicality, concepts that were previously overlooked in women’s fashion. Minimalism today stems from a desire for less waste, a decreased carbon footprint and a connection to the ethical side of fashion. Sustainable fashion trends in AW 20 brought to some beautiful wardrobe staples that, although simplistic still breathe an air of boldness. The simplistic and fuss-free outfits were based around soft earthy tones – calling for the perfect finishing touch, a minimalist handbag.
Essential Handbags for a Minimalist Wardrobe:
When buying handbags for a minimal wardrobe, the first thought should be whether it can be paired with the majority of your clothes. If chosen wisely, a minimalist handbag can be diverse and transition from day to night. Having a few simple bags on rotation can save you wardrobe space and time. Some of our favourite minimalist handbag shapes for your collection are:
Small yet practical, the crossbody bag is perfect for daily strolls. It’s a timeless bag you can take with you anywhere. Small enough to be discreet, yet large enough to hold all your daily essentials. It’s an everyday handbag that can be the ultimate accessory to any outfit, opt for a bag that either adds a pop of colour or texture to your style. Our most versatile pick is the ALPHA Half-moon Bag in Orange Spice and Croc. A smart and compact choice with a beautiful croc underside.
The clutch handbag is that little step further, when you need something cute and compact, however elegant and put together. Often accompanied with a wrist strap the clutch is the perfect pairing with an evening dress or trousers and heels. One clutch is truly enough and so it makes it that much more important to find the perfect one. Our favourite choice is the POLARIS Flat Wallet Clutch in Grey Croc.
The Casual Handbag:
The grab and go bag that you can stash with all your essentials, a casual handbag is simple and versatile. Often for slouchy day looks, day trips or relaxed lunch dates. Our favourite casual design is the ‘hobo bag’, a nonchalant everyday bag designed to sit comfortably on your shoulder. The hobo bag is a minimal design that never goes out of style, with ample space inside, a practical design for the everyday woman. Our favourite pick is the DRACO Hobo Bag in Black Hide, with a roomy interior and luxury, soft leather hide finish.
Conclusion? Finding what to wear can already be a painstakingly slow process, but by having a rotation of a few staple minimalist handbags on rotation the affair can be made so simple.