2014 Purse Trends: The Reals, The Deals, And The Steals

The purse trends this year are headed back to the basics: structure, leather, and monochromatic. I will personally miss the studs from last year, but I am willing to carry anything as long as it doesn’t have fringe. Here are the 10 purse style staples of 2014 over a range of prices, so you can look amazing while still able to pay rent.

ImageI am not the biggest fan of the bucket bag. They seem almost like those string backpacks that athletes wear, just made out of nicer material. I also have a feeling that whatever falls may never be found again (like that one lost sock in the dryer.)

From Left:

Alexander Wang “Diego” Leather Bucket Bag

Elizabeth and James “Cynnie” Leather Crossbody Bag

Lulu Faux-Leather Bucket Backpack

ImageDon’t call it a comeback! Color block is back in the game and it’s amazing. To break up the mostly monochromatic schemes of 2014, monochrome adds a little flavor to a bag while still keeping it professional. I’m a huge fan of the Fendi, but let’s be real, that one’s a pipe dream. For now.

From Left:

Fendi “Small 2Jours” Colorblock Satchel

Coach Bleecker Cooper Satchel

Betsey Johnson Faux Leather Tote

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These little guys are the boldest of the trends this year. It’s nice that they’re itty bitty, or they’d be really overwhelming. Grab one of these and turn a bland outfit into something fresh, just don’t plan on being able to carry anything around but a credit card.

From Left:

Christian Louboutin “Loubibow” Satin Clutch

Alice + Olivia Floral Print Acrylic Box Clutch

Natasha Couture “Watercolor” Clutch

Image Pantone showed us the way this year, with pastels being the focal colors of their 2014 Spring Color Report. I am a huge fan on mint green, whether it’s in my ice cream bowl or on my arm.

From Left:

Alexander Wang “Marion Mini – Prisma” Leather Crossbody Bag

Ivanka “Classic Stingray” Embossed Bag

Forever 21 Iconic Envelope Crossbody

Image These bags are great: they’re are large enough to fit your laptop, but small enough to still be fashionable and mobile. Their extended strap is perfect for on the go. They also double as an adorable overnight bag, which is perfect. Who wants to do a walk of shame with a suitcase?

From Left:

Gucci Vintage Web Floral Canvas Boston Bag

Vince Camuto “Jace” Leather Satchel

H&M Messenger Bag

What do you think?