With warmer days — and herd immunity — blissfully around the corner, it’s finally time for that long-awaited style upgrade. And nothing says “I’m ready to emerge from a full year of hibernation” like seasonal, trend-forward bags (remember those?!) and
Published: 2021-03-19 06:41 pm
Spring 2021’s colorful new bag and shoe trends will make you smile
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With warmer days — and herd immunity — blissfully around the corner, it’s finally time for that long-awaited style upgrade.

And nothing says “I’m ready to emerge from a full year of hibernation” like seasonal, trend-forward bags (remember those?!) and shoes.

Lucky for us, 2021 spring trends are all about making a statement without sacrificing on comfort. From tiny totes to bag belts to eye-popping rainbow prints, the word of the moment in fashion is fun.

And in 2021, who couldn’t use a bit more of that?

Cutting-edge chic

It’s minimalism — with a post-pandemic twist. If comfort is your thing, pad around town in this season’s ubiquitous quilted looks, which elevate classic silhouettes with au courant textures. Unexpected color combos add megawatt status to metallic mini purses and sultry stilettos. Structured totes and recycled rubber chelsea boots are a study in blending utility with fashionable flair.

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“Mini Kendrick” trunk, $110 at Brandon Blackwood; “Rampling” pumps, $355 at SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker
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“Etiny” tote, $77 at Daily Paper Clothing; Recycled-rubber chelsea boots, $245 at Ganni
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“Croissant” bag, $69 at JW Pei; Michael Michael Kors “Amelia” slide sandals, $120 at Michael Kors
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Playful pairings

The key to wearing the season’s most over-the-top accessories? Owning it. Whether it’s decking yourself in eye-popping monochromatic kitsch — think a beaded limeade-green purse and matching floral chunky sandals — reaching for a rainbow tie-dye purse with a smattering of sparkles or rocking retro polka-dot heels with a smiley-face tote, these unabashedly whimsical items will add serious pep to your step.

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“Citrus” bag, $250 at Susan Alexandra; Melissa x Lazy Oaf sandals, $129 at Lazy Oaf
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“Yellow Happy” tote, $12 at Baggu; “Flamenco” sandals, $198 at Kate Spade
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Gedebe “Basket Ibiza” bag, $630 at NeimanMarcus.com; “ComfyCush Old Skool” tie dye sneakers, $70 at Vans
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Offbeat classics

Standard silhouettes with a modern twist? Refreshing! The shoulder bag gets a mesh makeover, while sneaker soles benefit from unexpected shapes. A ruffle-trimmed belt bag looks like a portable picnic — perfect for outdoor gatherings — while a graphic heel reinvents the typically dainty, understated mule. If school-day style is more your thing, try an updated cushy backpack and mixed-media oxfords.

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“Shiloh” bag, $250 at Loeffler Randall; “Nadalie” heeled mules, $40 at ASOS
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Shoulder bag, $23 at ASOS.com (LINK TKTK); “Digital Terrain” Disrupt CX sneakers, $120 at Converse
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“Bowery” backpack, $295 at MZ Wallace; “Krystal” lug oxfords, $118 at Schutz
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