Is bigger better? When it comes to bags this season, the answer is a resounding “YES!”. The oversized bag fashion trend has been all over the runways and has been sported by trend setting celebrities like Victoria Beckham and Charlize Theron. Unlike many trends, the oversized bag trend isn’t just for certain body types – this is a trend that is suitable for fashionistas of all shapes and sizes.
What makes the trend of oversized handbags really great is that they are not only bigger and more eye catching – but they’re extremely practical as well. Were there ever times when you wanted to toss something into your bag but couldn’t because it was too small? Now you can easily put away your coat when the weather warms up, or keep an extra pair of flats in your bag if you need to run errands. For Spring 2013, bigger is better both for fashion and your practical side.
If that wasn’t enough to sell you on the trend, oversized bags also have a slimming effect – what the oversized sunglasses trend did for your face, the oversized handbag trend will do for your whole body. If you really want to maximize the slimming effect, go with a bag that is solid colored with vertical details. This will draw the eye up and down, further enhancing the slimming effect.
Clare Vivier Fold Over Clutch. At the Spring 2013 New York Fashion Week shows, oversized clutches were a big hit. They’re simple and understated, while still projecting an aura of elegance. The Clare Vivier Fold Over Clutch for example is only $157, and comes in a variety of colors.
Marc Jacobs Large Eugenie Clutch Although some of us reserve our clutches for nights on the town and formal events, it’s perfectly fine to let your clutch actually see the light of day, especially when it’s the size of a regular handbag. If you’re looking for an oversized clutch, another nice option is the Marc Jacobs Large Eugenie Clutch – perfect if you want to rock an oversized clutch during the day.
Oversized Tote Bags
The oversized tote bags on the runway were pretty, preppy and colorful. Large tote bags are nothing new, but for spring 2013 we’re seeing the trend of these bags being carried – not by their handles – but from the bottom like a clutch. Of course if you’re embracing this trend, don’t overfill your bag or you might find your forearms getting tired.
Victoria Beckham Liberty Leather Shopper The Victoria Beckham leather shopper comes in a fiery red exudes modern sophistication. It’s perfect for daily use during the warmer seasons.
Mango Super Leather Overnight Here’s a more classic tote bag for those who aren’t digging the bright colorful look. Don’t let the name fool you – this isn’t just an overnight bag.
For Spring 2013, shoulder bags aren’t just oversized, but they’re lighthearted and playful as well.
Soffi From Louis Vuitton Yes, it’ll set you back a pretty penny, but the beautiful new Soffi from Louis Vuitton is as versatile as it is trendy.
Wonder Woven Oversized Satchel The Wonder Woven Oversized Satchel from West Coast Wardrobe comes in a classic cream color. It features interior and exterior zip pockets, paisley lining, and the roomy compartments that are the staple of the oversized bag craze. Can be carried as a tote or a shoulder bag if you choose to use the included removable strap.
Oversize Muse Satchel Bag The black oversized muse satchel bag from Yves Saint Laurent offers a classic look. It’s constructed of black buffalo leather and features satin lining and golden hardware.
Marc Jacobs Classic Wellington Satchel This large satchel from Marc Jacobs features a tapered design and comes in a bright yellow, or for the more tame, a dark navy blue.
Speedy From Louis Vuitton Of course whenever we hear Doctor Bag, we think of the famous Speedy from Louis Vuitton. Ever since its launch in the 1930s, it has been one of the most sought after and popular designer handbags of all time. For Spring 2013, LV has updated their Speedy line with some bright colors and new patterns that will make you fall in love with the Speedy all over again.
** Simon is a professional writer at Higherclick.com and this article is for their client Macy’s.com.