If you only invest in one new bag for S/S 20, we’d highly recommend opting for a pouch. From crescent-shaped ‘croissant bags‘ inspired by Nanuska to high-street takes on the famous Bottega Veneta it bag, bags with gathered leather detail and rounded edges look set to be all the rage for the season ahead. Just ask the buyers at New Look.
The store has noted a surge in sales of its £15.99 Leather-Look Pouch Clutch Bag, which has been popping up on countless Instagram feeds since its recent arrival in stores.
There are two colourways to choose from – a spring-ready pistachio, and a classic black – each with more than enough space for all of your daily essentials. With a chunky chain handle to toughen it up, it stands apart from the other cloud-shaped clutches on the shelves, but this detail is removable, meaning you can mix up your style as well.
The piece is casual enough for regular use, but dressy enough for smarter occasions – basically, it’s as versatile as it is affordable, and our fashion senses are tingling enough to tell us this one is probably going to be a sellout. Especially as it’s so fairly-priced.
Plus, thanks to its social media popularity, you’ve also got plenty of styling inspiration at the click of a button – influencers have already been pairing it with the biggest trends of the moment, from leather trousers to puff-sleeve tops to casual ripped denim.
Once the temperatures outside improve, it would also look great with a lighter midi dress (we’re already dreaming of that fresh green hue next to this cult M&S number), and floaty skirts with clean white trainers, too.
Our advice? Get yours before everyone else does, because it’s not likely to be around for long!