10 Bags to Brighten Up 2021

A bag can change any outfit, and your mood, so make sure your 2021 is looking up with one of our favourite hand accessories.

Designed and handmade in Cairo, each N Clutches clutch is a one-of-a-kind creation. Adding fun colour to any outfit as the days get warmer, an N Clutches design with cute tassels is on our must-have list of accessories to brighten up 2021, even if we will only be stepping out for essentials, because although we may still be in lockdown it does not mean we shouldn't make a stylish effort when heading out for a coffee to go.

The Miss Mimi mini crossbody bag from Furla with aztec detailing adds character to the Italian house's saddle bag and plays well with a jumpsuit and sneakers for a chic and understated look.

We're stepping up our backpack game with this rich velvet option from Eastpak with the vegan bag our perfect accessory to carry with us to our yoga class.

Inspired by nature, Sy&Vie's bags are crafted from wood and take more than 140 hours to fashion, creating beautiful accessories that are a reflection of the Brazilian house's love of animals and nature. The intricate woodcarving that details each bag is an artisanal work of art, quickly making each creation a statement bag that smartens up any look.

An icon of the French fashion house, Dior's Saddle bag is covered in Toile de Jouy embroidery for the spring/summer 2021 collection, a pattern which also features in the house's very first loungewear collection, Dior Chez Moi.

For a subtle injection of colour we're choosing Herbert Frère Soeur's Le Sohna bag in a dusty rose hue that adds a feminine touch to a classic jeans and tee combo. The bag can be worn on the shoulder or crossbody but we're loving it carried under the arm with the soft leather curving nicely as you cradle it.

We love burgundy when it fills up our wine glass and we love it even more when it colours our outfits, especially with this gorgeous bag from Orega. The burgundy red shade and gold chain come together to add plushness to any look and the bag's graphic lines can add a stylish edge to a pretty floral dress.

See by Chloé brings the fashions of the prohibition era to 2021 with this 1920's-style bag. The jewel-coloured satin pouch bag complete with a golden clasp is an easy way to add extra elegance to a LBD.

The crossbody is continuing to be a strong must-have in 2021 with Hogan updating its colour palette for its version for the spring/summer 2021 season to include pops of colour. The new shades of white and orange work well for a colour-blocking look and teamed with a pair of shorts, camisole and espadrilles will give off Capri vibes.

Eco-friendly luxury brand Icicle is giving us cool postman vibes with this scarlet red bag. For work or play, we're dressing up our looks with a kiss of red thanks to this roomy butter-soft calf leather bag.

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