I'm happy to see fun handbags coming down the runway again! I like clean, straightforward leather goods as much as the next girl, but I'm also officially tired of talking about "minimalist wardrobe essentials". Simplicity has its place, but it's refreshing to see something new. Luckily SS16 offers plenty of statement colors, interesting textures, and cool, conversation-starting details (I love the little white flower detail on the Dolce & Gabbana, below).
And although these examples are technically for spring, I can't help thinking of how useful they'd be for holiday parties. They're small enough to compete with your go-to christmas party clutch, but large enough to fit your iPhone 6 Plus. And see all those handles and straps? Now, with your evening bag held safely on your wrist or shoulder, you can easily hold a glass of champagne in one hand and take a group photo of your coworkers with the other. No more silly juggling with handleless envelope clutches (or putting down drinks)!
Chloe, Burberry Prorsum, Salvatore Ferragamo, and Dolce & Gabbana (clockwise). Photos courtesy of Vogue.com.