Trends We Love: The Saddle Bag

Mar 23, 2016

Written By: Sergio Saucedo

There is no denying it. Bucket bags and totes are fab, but their time in the spotlight is slowly fading. While efficient, they seem to be on the bulkier side of the spectrum and after a long grey winter, we all want to go for minimal and lightweight pieces, and the same goes for our bags. That’s why this spring the elegant and petite saddlebag, which is the perfect balance of practicality and style, is emerging as a must-have. The chic 70’s design provides plenty of space for our everyday must-have essentials. No wonder the saddlebag has become the “it bag” that everyone will be boasting about this spring season. So say bon voyage to all your other bags, because this is the one purse you won’t want to stop using no matter what the occasion is. Style it with anything from denim or all the way to the free flowing summer dress. Best of all, they come in a variety of colors, textures, and sizes that fit all types of budgets. Here are our 10 favorite saddle bags for every price point.

1. Topshop Smart Saddle Bag ($55):

The classic black silhouette with a textured finish is the perfect accessory for any outfit. I mean whenever you’re hesitant about a color, always go black for ANYTHING (I can’t stress how serious I am right now). A black color way will forever be iconic, and quite literally it is timeless. Topshop did a great job sticking to a monochromatic look that is sure to accentuate any outfit. It would pair nicely with a summer dress to give a subtle contrast, and for only $55 this is a steal!

2. Tory Burch ‘Mini’s Leather Saddle Bag ($250):

Let’s face it; no women can utter the words ‘no’ when offered a Tory Burch bag. The clean lines and the gold tone hardware enhance the vintage sophistication of this curvaceous leather bag. The soft pastel blue hue is refreshing as we emerge from our spring revival. Luckily, it doesn’t only pair well with spring colors, the chic color way is multi-seasonal and will be a great addition to any outfit regardless of the season.

3. ACCESSORIZE Plaited Tassel Saddle Bag ($89):

I challenge you to name me a bag that screams Coachella more than this? I am simply at awe at how perfect this would pair up with a boho outfit. Now lets all imagine us under the beating desert heat listening to some Ellie Goulding, surrounded by dazzling fanatics. You have the perfect outfit on that would make Vanessa Hudgens jealous, and you’re rocking this suede bag! Great thought huh? Now make it a reality. This vintage-inspired style designed with plaited trims and an oversized tassel charm will be a showstopper, not only at a music festival thriving on the nostalgia of Woodstock but anywhere really. Plus, the size is perfect to hold all the bare necessities.

4. KC Jagger Richie Saddle Bag Color Block ($59):

When in doubt, color block. This bag screams modern vibes so by pairing this three-tone saddlebag with a backless dress and some designer pumps, this carryall is perfect for your next dinner date.

5. Chloé Marcie Crossbody Saddle Bag ($1,395):

Now if you’re looking to splurge a bit, this gorgeous Chloé saddlebag is without a doubt the bag to get! The cashmere grey grained color way is my absolute favorite; it is just so gorgeous to look at, and best of all it fits most people’s wardrobes. There is no doubt that you will definitely get added attention roaming around with this little number wrapped around your figure.

6. Facine Mini Saddle Bag ($295):

After that long dreary winter, a healthy splash of color is definitely in order. The super-sleek modern design and the guava color way make this cross body mini the statement piece of season. The Facine Mini is definitely ready for those weekend vibes at the beach. Plus, the bag comes in a variety of color ways, so if the guava doesn’t have you sold, then maybe the iconic black leather mini will.

7. Rebecca Minkoff Unlined Saddle Bag ($295):

I know, what your thinking “White, really?” Yes really! This little white cross body deserves some attention. What’s not to love about soft textured leather, and some gold tone stud accents? And as far as versatility goes, it totally has your back on every occasion. Plus it literally goes with everything in your closet; it’s a win-win. Of course, this isn’t an everyday bag, but it is a great bag to dust off on the weekends, fill with all your essentials, and go get lost in the wonders of the city.

8. Burberry The Small Saddle Bag In Smooth Bonded Leather ($2,295):

Proof that you don’t have to go over-the-top to score a few style points, this saddle purse slays without standing out. Burberry did a great job crafting this masterpiece; inspired by a military design this bag is perfect for the young professional that is always on the move. Wear it with a long trench coat, or a loose fitting blouse, this bag is sure to stand the test of time.

9. Loeffler Randall Saddle Bag ($395):

As you can tell, we really love these bright bold colors for the season. They are just so invigorating this time around. Whether you’re sitting at the bar or getting some coffee with some friends, take this periwinkle saddlebag along for the ride. The classic crossbody is the statement piece of your outfit, so pair it with a light and airy outfit to catch all your secret admirers’ attention.

10. MARC JACOBS Recruit Saddle Bag ($450):

We started with a black saddle bag, and its only fair that we end with one. This Marc Jacobs original skews modern and cool, elevated by tumbled leather, zip accents and shining gold-tone details. This bag is sure to be an instant classic for the everyday use.

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