We were blown away by the huge influencer push Dior did for the return of its logo-stamped saddle bag for autumn, and it’s left us seriously craving the much-loved saddle silhouette. Dior wasn't alone either as many of our favourite power brands are reinventing the saddle — Chloe introduced the Tess, Loewe bought us the Gate and Wandler had the new Luna. Instagram has basically gone wild for this practical classic, with every influencer we can think of owning a version of this shoulder bag.
The classic equestrian-style shape consists of a rounded bottom with a top flap that comes over the top of the bag. Typically a shoulder or crossbody in this style is of a good size meaning we finally have a bag trend we can wear everyday and fill with all our prized possessions (a.k.a - clutter). Many brands such a Chloe & Other Stories are going all out horsey with buckle fastenings and hardware, which make the perfect finishing touches.
Croc-effect textures are also having a serious moment right now, and it looks amazing when it’s applied to a saddle bag as seen at Topshop, Mango and CHYLAK. Take a scroll to see how influencers are wearing their saddle bags for this season, and shop our edit of the best around.
Style Notes: The Dior saddle may just be the best comeback there ever was this year, and there's no denying we want it in every colour. This little saddle bag will be such an investment you may find yourself handing down for years to come.