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Your Luxury Collective: 9 trends to experiment with this Spring

Published on 18 October 2021.

Spring is arguably the best time of year to experiment with your personal style. It’s balmy enough to do away with utilitarian clothing (looking at you, rainproof puffer jackets), but not so hot you’re only comfortable in barely there fits.

If you’re keen to once again feel the joy of getting dressed, you’re in luck – this season is flush with playful trends aplenty. From a modern take on pop-punk styling to geometric luxury accessories, there’s no shortage of inspiration to encourage you to step outside your comfort zone and try something fun.

Keep scrolling for 9 of the most playful designer trends to try right now.

Rainbow bags

With summer right around the corner, the bright bag trend has arrived right on time. This season’s handbags are resplendent in every vivid hue imaginable. From slouchy turquoise shoulder bags to a shiny tangerine messenger bag, there are dozens of silhouettes to choose from. There’s only one rule: the brighter, the better.

Shop the trend at: Balenciaga, Celine or Chanel.

Pictured above: Balenciaga, Le Cagole XS Shoulder Bag in Blue.


Image Source: Celine, Clutch On Strap Smooth Calfskin in Pop Orange (left) and Chanel, Printed Fabric & Gold Metal, Multicolour Large Tote (right).

Pop-punk

Blame it on Olivia Rodrigo’s ‘90s-inspired hit Good 4 U, but playfully nonconformist punk styling is yet again having a moment. From chain hardware and studs to graffiti detailing and plaid mini skirts, there are plenty of ways to dress on theme. Whatever you choose, wear it with attitude. And don’t forget to add black eyeliner.

Shop the trend at: Golden Goose, Tory Burch or Valentino.


Image Source: Golden Goose Star Bag with Graffiti Print and Black Glitter Star (left) and Super-Star Penstar Sneakers in White Leather with Multicolored Graffiti Print (right).


Image Source: Tory Burch, Eleanor Small Bag in Black.


Image Source: Valentino, Stud Sign Grainy Calfskin Shoulder Bag in Black.

Geometric accessories

Channel your inner maths geek with this whimsical luxury trend. Bold, geometric shapes like triangles and cubes are getting the fashion treatment for spring, showing up on everything from handbags to jewellery. Sleek and unfussy, they’re the perfect accessory investment because their timeless forms will never date.

Shop the trend at: Bottega Veneta, Celine or Prada.


Image Source: Bottega Veneta, Structure Clutch in Mystic (left) and Celine, Triomphe Minaudiere in Triomphe Canvas and Calfskin Tan (right).


Image Source: Prada, Symbole Drop Earrings in Black.

Bowling bags

A staple of the early aughts, bowling bags are back in a big way. The good news? This time they’re more refined. The 2021 version is all about a compact silhouette and minimal embellishments – perfect for adding polish to any outfit. Wear yours to the office or with a blazer and jeans on the weekend for a French girl vibe.

Shop the trend at: Gucci, Celine or Loewe.


Image Source: Gucci, GG Embossed Duffle Bag in Black (left) and Celine, Small Boston in Triomphe Canvas and Calfskin Tan (right).


Image Source: Loewe, Amazona 19 Square Bag in Nappa Calfskin.

Modern colour blocking

One of the easiest trends to get amongst this season, it can be tailored to suit any style. If you’re keen on wearing monochrome top to toe, invest in pieces in the same or similar colours and wear them together. (See? Told you it was simple.) To take things up a level, look for pieces that layer colour in blocks or chunky stripes.

Shop the trend at: Aje or Scanlan Theodore.


Image Source: Aje, Resort 22 Scent of Summer Collection (left) and Scanlan Theodore, Tailored Jacket and Wide Leg Trouser in Crema (right).

Chunky platforms

There’s only one way to describe this fun footwear trend: easy to wear. Shelve your stilettos in favour of high-rise flatforms, elevated sneakers and padded sandals. Tread lightly with minimalist styles or go all out with extra details like chain embellishments. Whatever you choose, this season’s shoes are made for walking.

Shop the trend at: Moncler or Roger Vivier.


Image Source: Roger Vivier, Viv' Run Light Strass Buckle Sneakers in Black Fabrics (left) and Moncler, Zulima Leather Ankle Boots in Black (right).


Image Source: Roger Vivier, Viv' Rangers Strass Buckle Sandals in Black Leather.

Red hot reds

Keen to add a little spice to your wardrobe? Red is a good place to start. This classic hue has never gone out of style but it is currently having a renaissance of sorts. Whether you’re into deep, dark burgundy or candy apple red, all shades are welcome. Wear it top to toe or via your accessories for a pop of on-trend colour.

Shop the trend at: Balenciaga, Bottega Veneta or MaxMara.


Image Source: Balenciaga, Runner Sneaker in Burgundy.


Image Source: Bottega Veneta, Structure Clutch.


Image Source: Max Mara, Pure Cotton Jersey T-Shirt in Red.

Mini bags

Just big enough to stash the essentials, these teeny purses make a big impact. Tap into the trend with a micro version of your favourite designer bag or opt for one of the new multi-wear pouch styles popping up in store. These compact pouches have versatility in spades – hand-carry, wear as a belt bag or sling over your shoulder.

Shop the trend at: Prada, Moncler, Saint Laurent or Rimowa.


Image Source: Prada, Sequin and Leather Handbag in Black (left) and Moncler, The Plompe Quilted Nylon Bag in Black (right).


Image Source: Saint Laurent, Le 5 À 7 Hobo Bag in Tanned Leather (left) and Rimowa, Aluminium Cross-Body Bag in Silver (right).

Clashing patterns

The latest version of this trend involves clashing your patterns in one piece. Keep the look elevated by choosing a tonal colour palette. (Pro tip: a timeless combination of cream, ochre and coffee brown will outlast the season.) Keep the rest of your outfit simple – including accessories – for a statement look that feels fresh.

Shop the trend at: Paul Smith or Burberry, available at Harrolds.


Image Source: Paul Smith, Viscose-Blend Engineered Stripe Short-Sleeve Shirt (left) and Blue 'Cowboy' Print Short-Sleeve Shirt (right).


Image Source: Burberry, Terence Check Long Sleeve Shirt - Available at Harrolds.

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