Trend Report

Trend Report: Spring Totes

By Kate Jansen

Are you tired of your Longchamp “Le Pliage?” Do you find yourself fed up with its stretched-out strap and frayed corners? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, it may be time for a replacement tote. Here are this spring’s top must-have bags:

Bright and bold: Add a pop of color to your outfit by choosing a small clutch or cross-body bag that comes in bright neon shades or deep blues. Keep in mind that coral and mint are hot colors this spring. These colors have become the new black and white, so don’t be afraid to pair them with unexpected patterns and textures.

Bucket bags: These totes are both fashionable and functional. Depending on the specific design of the bag, they might come with compartments, zippers and pockets (a perfect going-to-class bag). While Marc Jacobs offers several lines of these classic totes, other designers have created bags with the same look but for half the price. Vince Camuto’s line comes in a variety of bold colors like coral and deep cobalt to spice up your look.

Neutrals: If you are planning on splurging on that perfect bag, the most “fashion secure” colors are greys, beiges, white and black. These hues can be matched with any ensemble year-round. If you’d rather save up for a rainy day, check out the “Girl on a Budget” section at

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