Word on the street is that handbags are about to get a lot bolder and brighter in 2016. From intricate embellishments to bright primary colours – and everything else in between – it looks like a fun year to play up this essential accessory. Felicity Glover helps you to get the look
Take a black outfit and give it a citrus-inspired pop with this orange snake-print tote from the UK’s George at ASDA. You’ll find similar handbags in the malls in Muscat, but this one is priced from RO9.1
The geometric print adds a colourful twist to this Jonathan Saunders orange-printed shoulder bag. Available at HouseofFraser.co.uk from RO96.5
This embroidered tote from River Island will ensure you make a bold statement in any situation. From RO26.8
Brighten up your wardrobe with this Ravel sunflower yellow handbag – it’s a great fit for your every day essentials. Available at getthelook.co.uk from RO14.2
We love the bold stripes adorning this Therapy multi-coloured handbag from HouseofFraser.co.uk from RO18.2
Whether you are heading off to the opera or a celebratory dinner, Dune’s bright red mini-saddle bag with gold chain will add a touch of glamour to any evening out. From RO39.4
1. Add variety to your wardrobe and lift an all-black outfit with a burst of colour via your handbag, whether it’s a purple, orange or even bright yellow.
2. Don’t be afraid to experiment with colours you may have usually avoided.
3. Remember, it’s all about quality over quantity.