Designer Handbag Trends – Summer 2008

Ladies, we all know a handbag can make or break your outfit. Sometimes, it is not even about what you are wearing but your accessories that get you noticed and adds the finishing touches. Let’s take that basic little black dress that we all reach for time after time. Don’t carry your basic black clutch. Reach for gold strappy sandals and carry a metallic gold clutch. Layer on your chunky gold jewelry and your set. Metallics are definitely hot right now and will continue to be through the fall and winter seasons. They are the new neutrals. They go with everything.

I know there are some of you that don’t go for the metallics so you reach for your leather turquoise designer handbag and your matching shade of strappy sandals. Throw on some turquoise jewelry and your ready to hit the door.

Maybe you are more casual and you reach for your colorful capris and tank tops most often like me. As I say; “the bigger the bag, the better”. Yes, I have children. So for us; I would recommend a large black tote bag with buttery soft leather and silver studs . Black is a basic so it will match all of your colorful clothes. Accessorize with your silver jewelry pieces and let the fun begin.

Another great choice would be a tote bag in red patent leather. Patent leather in any color is huge this season as well as the larger handbags. I would opt for red patent leather wedge sandals and the ever-popular chunky bead necklace and earring set in black onyx or red jade. Always remember proportion though! If you are a tiny gal, do not buy the largest handbag on the shelf just because it is in style. It will drown you. Look at yourself in the mirror. What do you see? If all you see is a handbag, I am quite sure you have the wrong bag! A handbag should complete your look; not be your look.

One final choice for the summertime would be a Eco-friendly colorful tote. It will perfectly match all of your casual colorful summer clothes and be right on trend. Also the perfect choice if you desire to “go green”.

Just remember, it is definitely important to incorporate some form of color for the summer season and nothing can be easier than selecting colorful handbags and accessories that make summer dressing a breeze!

This article was written by Julie Thompson. For all the latest in the authentic designer handbag world; visit us at

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