Photo Credit: Jewish Press

Spring is the perfect time to bring out a fun statement bag and handbags are an easy way to add some personality and whimsy to an outfit. This spring, the trends include a nice mix of quirky and over-the-top bags and more minimalist ones for those of you who prefer classic pieces. Today I’ll be sharing some fun options in all price ranges in case you’re looking to refresh your spring wardrobe (or maybe you just want some eye candy for a few minutes).

Straw and Woven
I’m so excited that the straw/woven trend in fabrics like raffia, wicker, and straw is here to stay for at least another season. Last spring, straw bags were everywhere. They have all the warm weather vibes so these will take you into summer as well. This season, they’re back, but in even more interesting shapes than before.

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Geometric Shapes
If you don’t like adding color to your handbag, but still want something a little different and unique, try wearing a bag in an interesting shape. I’ve been enjoying the circle bags but there are so many cool shapes you can try. These shapes feel fresh, modern, and original.

Pastels
It was nice to see the pastels on the runway make its way to accessories and handbags. There are so many colors to consider, pick your favorite for an eye-catching statement. I’m partial to mints and lilacs, but lemon yellow and corals are beautiful as well.

Stripes
A striped bag isn’t as tricky to style as you might think, especially when there is a rainbow of colors on it. You can pair the stripes with a neutral or bold colored outfit; either way your striped bag will be a really cute addition to your look.

Waist Bags
The hipper and more functional version of the fanny pack is this season’s belt bag that you can weave around your waist. I’m not sure I can pull it off, but kudos to those who can and the look is definitely growing on me! Here are some of my favorites. Would you wear this trend?

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Shira Rosenbluth is a psychotherapist who specializes in working with individuals with eating disorders and runs a NYC body positive style blog at asequinloveaffair.com. You can find her on Instagram at @asequinloveaffair.