Designer Oscar de la Renta said, “A woman makes an outfit her own with accessories” and he was right. Handbags are the number one accessory any woman should have to complete her outfit. They are practical as well as pretty!

And with fall around the corner, there’s no better time to invest in a new purse. You can use it to stash an umbrella or scarf in case the weather turns. Plus, there are tons of exciting new handbag trends this year that are sure to become timeless classics.

Not sure what styles are hot or not? Here’s your essential rundown of what’s popping off on the runway and the streets this season.

Crescent-Shaped Handbags

Curves are in this season! Several designers have been showcasing purses in the shape of a crescent moon on the runway this year. 

Opt for a soft quilted satin purse that you can take to run errands or out for dinner. Or choose crocodile or snakeskin leather for a grungier version.

Huge Leather Tote Bags

Speaking of leather, one of the top handbag trends this fall season is huge leather tote bags. These soft leather purses are perfect when you need to carry more than your purse, phone, and keys.

Choose a durable black or a soft beige tote bag when you need to carry files to the office or a parcel to the post office. See these Christian Louboutin handbags for a more structured option.

Handbags With Exterior Wallets

Designer purses always offer something extra and, in this case, it’s literal! On the runway this season, models are wearing handbags with matching smaller wallets attached to the outside.

It’s not very practical if you live near a bad neighborhood. But it’s a fun and unique style that will make you look bang on trend! Opt for a crossbody handbag with a wallet hanging from the strap for the best functionality.

Pretty in Pink Purses

Pink might seem like a soft, spring color. But there are many styles of trending handbags in darker pinks like fuchsia and magenta this fall. 

Choose a pink clutch bag to brighten up your little black dress for a black tie event. Or you could go full Legally Blonde and dress from head to toe in pink to match your purse! 

Break Out the Sequined Purses

Y2K fashion has been threatening to make a come-back over the last year or so. Low-rise jeans and spaghetti-strap crop tops are already here. Next on the agenda are cute sequin and glitter purses.

Choose a round silver sequin purse so it looks like you’re carrying a literal disco ball. Or, team two trends together and get a crescent-shaped one.

Follow These Handbag Trends to Update Your Fall Wardrobe

Fall is the perfect time to refresh your wardrobe with the latest trends. Choose the right style of trending purses to layer with your new threads and you’ll look fashionable all season!

Now you know about handbag trends. But what about trending shoes and other accessories for fall? Browse our beauty articles for more current style tips!