Spring on your arm and in your step: The best new season bags and shoes

From see-through totes to hipster bumbags to barely-there sandals and mules

 

It’s that time of year when black bags look wintry and bright sunshine doesn’t sync with the wearing of dark knee highs or workmanlike boots. In the spirit of current fashion, here’s a selection of bags and shoes for the new season – from wanderlust and see through totes to cute hipster bumbags, backpacks in minty shades and elegant handbags with rope or wooden handles.

 On the catwalks some of the attention seeking pieces that created the most noise included the mega sized dusty fringed Jacquemus bag, the massively priced egg bags from Louis Vuitton, the two tier items from Gucci and crafty affairs made with macramé from Loewe - but we haven’t gone there.

Shrimps Prairie bag. €615
Shrimps Prairie bag. €615
Multicoloured Jamie bag Susan Alexander. (circa €382)
Multicoloured Jamie bag Susan Alexander. (circa €382)
Seattle rope tote Topshop. €36
Seattle rope tote Topshop. €36
Miesha ball handle grab bag, Topshop €36
Miesha ball handle grab bag, Topshop €36
Lemon squeeze bag. €45 Om Diva
Lemon squeeze bag. €45 Om Diva
Sewphie mustard cross body bag. €45
Sewphie mustard cross body bag. €45
The Crown Jewel - grey with coral strap. €975 by QBU
The Crown Jewel - grey with coral strap. €975 by QBU
Brown leather circle bag Marks & Spencer. €54
Brown leather circle bag Marks & Spencer. €54
See through tote Marks & Spencer. €40
See through tote Marks & Spencer. €40
Red Circle Buckle Cross Body Bag New Look. €19.99
Red Circle Buckle Cross Body Bag New Look. €19.99
Orange pleated clutch Asos. €48.39
Orange pleated clutch Asos. €48.39
Miista Theodore Neon Green Satin Mini Tote Bag. €210
Miista Theodore Neon Green Satin Mini Tote Bag. €210
Mansur Gavriel pleated bucket bag. €720
Mansur Gavriel pleated bucket bag. €720
Scallop leather barrell bag by Lovern Leather. €345
Scallop leather barrell bag by Lovern Leather. €345
Green backpack Zara. €25.95
Green backpack Zara. €25.95

Make your shoes shine

As for shoes, we left out the flirty feathered numbers with practical thoughts in mind – though they look appealing, they don’t deal well with sudden showers. Kitten heels, barely there sandals or mules with raffia décor are equally carefree and summery while superblocky pumps will give you a lift and those feminine pearly slides will put a spring in your step. Plenty of choice but pedicures essential.

Yellow courts H + M. €49.99
Yellow courts H + M. €49.99
Simone Rocha black pearl sliders €530 - via havanaboutique.ie
Simone Rocha black pearl sliders €530 - via havanaboutique.ie
Red suede slides H + M. €39.99
Red suede slides H + M. €39.99
Ruched lamé & PVC stiletto-heel mules. €915 - matchesfashion.com
Ruched lamé & PVC stiletto-heel mules. €915 - matchesfashion.com
Aeyde Florence blue patent boot. €276 modaoperandi.com
Aeyde Florence blue patent boot. €276 modaoperandi.com
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