Congrats—we're almost out of the thick of winter! In due time puffers and shearling coats will be a thing of the past, so let's shift focus to a few spring trends to celebrate the occasion. From filing folders to market totes and gargantuan carryalls, we’ve already seen this season’s handbags take shape in several diverse forms. But of course, it’s not just the silhouettes that we're excited about—plenty of bold colours are also on the menu. While it’s expected to see loads of punchy pigments on the spring runways (like powder blue and lime green in 2020), we’ve noticed a few new shades frequently cropping up across a gambit of designers like Versace, Bottega Veneta, and Valentino.
Marking a change from last year, rich, bold hues like saffron and 90s bubblegum pink are superseding delicate pastels as the dominant handbag colours of 2021. There are a few more trending colours in the mix too, so get settled and keep scrolling to read our predictions of the tones winning spring 2021. Fair warning: get to know them because our crystal ball tells us that you'll be seeing a lot more of them soon.
Photo:Tory Burch, Bottega Veneta, Chloé
Shifting from the pastel colour family of last season, lime green has taken a back seat to the intensity of kelly green. You can blame Bottega Veneta for this one–the colour was featured heavily in its AW 20' show, and continued its reign last autumn at the Italian house's spring presentation.
Photo:Kwaidan Editions, Tod's, Simon Miller
Here's an unexpected shade we're excited to see more of. If you want to smile all day long, carry this vivid shade of yellow. Designers from Simon Miller to Tod's have embraced saffron yellow within their accessories collections.
In a nod to the French liqueur, chartreuse has made quite an arrival at the spring shows. This was another shade Bottega leaned on for its colourful spring handbag collection. The shade hits that sweet spot between electric yellow and green, so if you're looking for a statement bag, look no further.
Photo:Tod's, Valentino, Fendi
It seems like bubblegum pink has been popping up everywhere in fashion–now the colour has made its way to spring's handbags. For those wanting to experiment with their accessories this season, try this striking colour to add some visual interest to an outfit of basics.
Photo:Isabel Marant, Fendi
A true power colour, red is another shade we're seeing hit big on the runways. Use it as a replacement for your black handbags to spice up an outfit–you truly can't go wrong.
Photo:Charlotte Knowles, Coperni
A major trend last spring, tangerine is still holding strong into the new year. While it is certainly bold, you'll be surprised to find how many looks your new orange bag will go with.