An it-bag without the big designer flashy logo. Introducing the beaded bag. The on-trend vintage-inspired bag style that updates your outfits.
By now, you might have figured that I love a good bag to add a little something-something to any outfit. You might have also noticed I tend to shy away from bags with flashy designer logos. Opting more for a subtle finish, I love unique hardware but I am also a fan of anything vintage or heritage-inspired. The beaded bag is a perfect example of this. While my favourites come from UK mega-cool brand Shrimps, there are some affordable options flooding the market too. I’ve found a bunch for under $50 below, ranging up to the luxury options.
This stunning, light-catching black Shrimps bag was one I managed to pick up on sale from Shopbop, after watching it very closely. I’d be surprised if you haven’t seen the pearl versions of this bag on Instagram over the past year, particularly during fashion week. While I was very tempted by the pearl white option, black ultimately won as I feel like I’d seen it less. There are also a bunch of colours exclusive on MatchesFashion in this bag, in navy, ruby red and green. They are all super dreamy and linked below.
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A NEW TEXTILE TO MIX AND MATCH WITH
Now, of course, I have a new go-to bag to take with me for events or something where I want a little eye-catching accessory. Though, to be honest, I have been using my little beaded bag beauty at every chance I’ve had! It’s super cute with a slip dress and sandals, or similarly, a slip skirt and tee. I’ve carried it while wearing jeans and a button-down shirt and plan to carry it into autumn with my coats and jeans looks. Somehow, though it is a bit extra, it also feels like a textile that goes with anything too. It’s fun to mix up with cotton, leather, faux fur or wool. Speaking of which, I am soooo tempted by this wool coat from Acne Studios for winter. Should I?? Help!
While we were in Sydney last month I called into Lucy Folk’s Bondi store Playa and there was a very cute yellow and pink bag in the window. I’ve since seen it on sale on Shopbop so if anyone is looking for an adorable beaded bag, go take a peek at the Lucy Folk collection!! Gah, they are all just so fun and cute! What do you guys think? Love them? Let me know if you are into this vintage turned trend below!
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JAC + JACK TEE
AJE LEATHER MINI SKIRT
CHLOE RYLEE BOOTS
ASTLEY CLARKE BANGLE
SHRIMPS BEADED BAG
SCADA AUSTRALIA NECKLACES
SLIP SILK SCRUNCHIES