The look of a pastel handbag gives a feeling of lightness and cheer. This color is particularly appropriate for spring and summer months given their light and airy color and feel, but they can certainly be worn in cooler seasons as well. There really is a pastel bag out there for everyone. Although typical classic handbag styles fall under the black, neutral or bright color categories, the pastel bag is truly a sensation for 2012. Regardless of a person’s signature handbag color or style, pastel can truly add a splash of brightness to any ensemble.
The masters of trend – including designers and celebrities – have had their interests piqued by the look and style of the pastel bag. Available in all sorts of colors, sizes, styles and prices, the pastel handbag is accessible to the masses. Thanks to the wide variety of selection, there is definitely a pastel handbag out there for everyone. Below are some of the hottest trends in pastel handbags for 2012, and where to find them for purchase.
Where to Buy Pastel Handbags
Below are some of the hottest pastel colored handbags from 2012, and where to find them.
This 3.1 Phillip Lim Lark Satchel is a wonderful pastel bag for the summer season. Not only is the color gorgeous, but the modern shape keeps the bag from looking too youthful. This is the perfect option for a woman who wants to try out this trend without giving up her generally non-pastel style. You can buy this pastel bag through Neiman Marcus for $875.
This Balenciaga Classic Velo bag is available in a light greyish-purple color, which is perfect for transitioning into spring and summer. It features distinctive aged brass hardware, hand-stitched detailing, and an optional crossbody strap. You can buy this bag through Neiman Marcus for $1545.
This Diane von Furstenberg Adele Embossed Clutch lets you have the best of both worlds – colorblocking and pastels. This croc-embossed leather envelope purse features a logo bar and a magnetic-snap closure at the front flap. It also comes with a removable chain strap, and has a lined interior. This purse is available at ShopBop for $395.
This Chloe Marnie Mini Shoulder Bag is absolutely adorable. The color is an illusion of both blue and purple, and can be worn with a sorbet-hued dress or girlish patterns to really make the color pop. This is available at Net-a-Porter for $665.
This Reed Krakoff Boxer Tote is a wonderful pastel bag, and features an amazing color and style. This bag functions with both utility and femininity, and has a poetic feel to it, providing the ultimate in sophistication. Buy this bag through Neiman Marcus for $1090.
For those who are looking for an inexpensive and versatile pastel bag, try this blush pink Marc by Marc Jacobs Classic Q Percy Bag. Not only is it priced low, but it doubles as both a pouch or a casual clutch. It features antiqued gold hardware, a detachable, adjustable shoulder strap and a zip main compartment closure. Buy this bag through ShopBop for $198.
This fabulous BCBGeneration Charlie Medium Satchel makes a great accompaniment to any light ensemble, and is available in both mint and natural colors. The
synthetic faux lizard texture gives it an extra boost, and the adjustable strap makes this bag fit for any size. This satchel is available for purchase at
Amazon for the low price of $128.
Give your favorite outfits some feminine attitude with this Miu Miu Vitello Bow Bag, priced at $1495 via Net-a-Porter. This bow-bedecked leather tote has a chic style, and can easily be carried as a tote or worn as a shoulder bag thanks to the detachable strap.
Savoring the Pastel Bag For 2012
The pastel handbag does not necessarily have to be worn strictly in the spring and summer months, and immediately stored away as soon as October rolls around. This great color palette is complimentary to a variety of ensembles. You can confidently wear a pastel bag well into the fall, as the cool weather gradually creeps upon us. Based on past trends, you can be sure that your pastel bag investment will be able to be used in years to come.