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2011 Fashion Handbag Predictions

By: Marie Coles

Spring 2011 is set to be groovy season, with female allure and bohemian glamour of the 70's set to become the 'it' fashion. Think bright bold colours, sweet pastels, flirty lace and bohemian weaves, and you have this season's fashion from those fashion gurus at the top. Here's a few styles that are to dominate the fashion scene in 2011...

1970's Glamour
Yes, glamour is back and so is the 'space man' aesthetics of the 70's. So don your bell bottoms and a shiny tight feminine blouse and go down to the disco to strut your stuff. Add a 70's themed handbag and you'll look totally awesome!
Key 70's Glamour Handbag Looks: sparkles, metallic's, frills, bold colours, animal prints, small purse shapes, velvets.

1970's Hippy Chick
The 70's was not only about glamour, as the hippy fashion was still prominent in 70's fashion circles. Fashion designers everywhere have reinvented the hippy look for a 2011 audience, by adding flowers, tassels and interesting trims to Spring 2011's handbags.
Key 70's Hippy Chick Handbag Looks: crochet, flowers, bold geometric patterns, knitted, sling around bags, weaves, lace.

Biker Chic
Biker chic is to see a revival this year, with sexy leather becoming a necessary garment in your wardrobe. With this trend, think bold, daring and well -leather! Don't just think black leather either as you'll see our fashion idols in the next few months adorning themselves with a variety of coloured leathers, from cream to metallic's. In 2011, we'll see the gradual influence of biker chic taking the place of military at the top spot, but still taking influence from it. Handbags designed with biker chic in mind will be bolder, sexier and sleeker than ever before under the leather influence.
Key Biker Chic Handbag Looks: clutch, belts, buckles, leather, black leather, quilted leather, chains, straps, detailed large zips.

Feminine 60's Lady
Soft, gentle, graceful are the keywords for this fashion. Don't think 60's 'mod', go back further to early 60's feminine grace, which was influenced by the prior decade. Flowing skirts and loosely fitting dresses are at the centre of this fashion, so think graceful and feminine handbags for this season.

Key Feminine 1960's Graceful Lady Handbag Looks: clasps, buttons, glitter, sequins, ruffles, lace, small clutches, square clutches, delicate flowery patterns, flowing textures, lace, pastel colours, nude colours, pink.

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