The 2020 handbag trends – the new season's eye-catching accessories
- 20. Jul 2022
- Leonie Riek
- Leonie Riek
- 20. Jul 2022
The bucket bag has enjoyed continued popularity ever since. Hardly surprising, as this bag can hold pretty much everything a woman might need to carry – whether bottles of champagne or purse, notebook or even a spare pair of shoes. T
hanks to their solid shape and large volume, bucket bags are super practical and also make a casual fashion statement.
The bad trend minimalists: micro-bags
Ooops, where are you? These XXS bags are not bigger than a purse and sometimes even so small that we actually have to look for them. Essentially, they only hold the absolute basics: smartphone, credit card or, if you prefer cash, a few notes.
With a bit of luck, you might also be able to squeeze in a lipstick. Yet despite this (or maybe because of it?), these small bags, which already featured on the catwalks in 2019, continue to be a major trend in 2020.
However, unlike the casual bucket bag, the cute micro-bag needs an elegant outfit to develop its full impact.
In other words: jeans, yes, by all means, but please in combination with high heels. An elegant blouse, a smart blazer or a high-quality coat are suitable additions.
Another 2020 bag trend: XL shoppers are making a comeback
In the current season, the micro-bag trend is contrasted by maxi-sized shoppers. Yes, surprising but true: these legendary bags from the 2000s are currently making a major fashion comeback and are now, 20 years later, an absolute must-have bag design. We think: that's totally justified! In theory, these bags actually make it possible for you to spontaneously leave the country – or at least, they do as far as their volume is concerned.
Thanks to their generous roominess, XL shoppers are perfect everyday bags and go with absolutely any outfit. In order to stave off boredom, these maxi-sized bags are available in a wide range of very different designs, whether plain black, in all sorts of colours or patterned, made of leather or fabric, elegant, casual or unusual – the main thing is: it has to be huge! And offer plenty of room for the odds and ends we simply must carry with us when we leave the house. Or might potentially need...
By the way, XL shoppers are worn across the body, dangling from the crook of your arm or simply in your hand – provided it is not too heavy. Also, you can really let your imagination run wild when putting together the rest of your outfit, as these bags can be combined with fabric trousers or a smart dress as well as jeans and T-shirt. Of course, if you want to play in the professional fashion league, you can also rely on the fashions of the 2000s as inspiration for the rest of your outfit and combine them with your XL shopper for a sure-fire stylish look.
Regardless of whether your bag is a reliable companion on the way to the office or during your leisure time – where this 2020 bag trend is concerned, the rule is simply: more is indeed more.
Your are bound to have noticed: carrying your bag across the shoulder is simply not done in 2020! Instead, they are carried – whenever possible – underarm. Admittedly, this is usually not particularly practical for everyday life, but if you want to look cool and fashionable, you should just try it out.
Regardless of which of the trendy bag designs you have opted for: In 2020, you can't go wrong if you just casually hold your bag in one hand, swinging it in a carefree way.
Let's be honest: Until now, a lot of you have probably been wondering how to carry your bag if you simply want to have your hands free for a change. The most stylish solution for 2020 is clearly: cross body! Especially the cute micro-bags are suitable for being carried this way – i.e. at an angle across your body. However, a so-called cross body bag is also an absolute It-piece in 2020. This timeless bag design features in all of the latest collections of the major fashion labels and can be combined with almost any outfit, as cross body bags are available in all sizes, shapes and colours.
Anyone currently looking for a new handbag is spoilt for choice: mini or maxi? Timeless classic or trendy It-bag? Practical or stylish, or preferably both? Regardless of what you opt for, we are certain: each of the trendy bags introduced here would be prepared to spontaneously leave the county with you, if necessary.