On Trend: Embellished Handbags

Be it studs, patches, chains or embroidered straps – this year, they BELONG on your handbag. That’s right, it’s time for your handbag to step out into the spotlight. From flowers to robot faces to bees, designers are putting their own spin on the embellished bag trend and I’m loving it!

No matter which embellished beauty you choose, don’t let the embellishments dictate what you wear it with – after all Glam Rebels don’t care if their pieces ‘match’.

Wear casually with jeans, graphic t-shirts and booties or top off a leather mini skirt, velvet cami and metallic pump look. Add to an all black outfit for an instant pop of pizzazz or to a cropped jumpsuit and flatform combo for a sophisticated yet fashion forward ensemble.

Common’ give your tried and true black handbags a break, these bags beg to be flaunted.

Coal Top Handle Bag

This patch adorned satchel is fun and edgy yet still somehow sophisticated. It features both a top-handle and an adjustable crossbody strap. Pair with leather leggings, metallic pumps and a black velvet tank for a rock-inspired night look.

Available at Aldo $55*

STEVE MADDEN BFAE Studded Shoulder Bag

This studded bag with removable shoulder strap converts to a stylish, structured clutch that's small enough to carry comfortably yet big enough to hold all your essentials. Pair with your favourite Graphic T-shirt.

Available at Hudson's Bay $88*

Brandyn Mini Crossbody

This irresistible crossbody is ideal for all you glam rebels out there. Featuring an adjustable chain strap and top-zip closure, this bag will take you from brunch with the gals, to shopping, to dinner with your favourite person, to a crowded outdoor concert, and anywhere else you might end up...

Available at GUESS $85*

Nine West Belynda Bucket Bag

Embellished shoulder straps are this year's IT accessory so, when combined with a cool-girl bucket bag how can you say no?

Available at Hudson's Bay $90*

Portulaca Shoulder Bag

The basic black flap bag gets a rocker-girl makeover with embroidery and patches. Add in a chain shoulder strap and this bag will stand out in any crowd - just like you.

Available at Call it Spring $34.99*

Are you an embellished handbag kind of girl?

*Prices quoted are regular prices, before taxes. Price and availability are subject to change. Please see stores for details.