Monday, January 25, 2010

Trend Report: Saddle Straps

Saddle straps on your handbags and watches are the next big thing, one in a nice warm brown color is the best. Since comfortable utilitarian staples have made it bag to the runway, so have these bags and watches. "The utilitarian cycle is at a time when we are living in survival mode in terms of the economy," says designer Phillip Lim". People have been craving for functionality and what they think is important during troubled economic times and fashion has responded in the right way to these cravings. Think about worn olive-green jackets with ruffled organza at the Marc Jacobs show, classic denim at Ralph Lauren, khaki colors at Philip Lim, or trenches at Burberry Prorsum. Even stores such as the Gap, J.Crew and Banana Republic have clothes similar to these designers. Leather straps on your watches have become the "it" look because of its functionality yet classic look. But, the saddlebag is quickly becoming the best accessory to have because it adds just the right touch of utilitarian style to your look without having to overdo it. Saddlebags were seen at Louis Vuitton, Jimmy Choo, Celine, Derek Lam, and Dooney & Bourke to name a few. If you aren't ready to spend the big bucks on this trend, Urban Outfitters has tons of saddlebags for under $50! Here are 2 looks from the runway.

Chloe, Spring 2010 Ready-to-Wear

Louis Vuitton, Spring 2010 Ready-to-Wear

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