8 Exciting Handbag Trends for Spring/Summer 2012 ...

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Handbag trends are just as fluid in the fashion world as clothing trends.

They evolve from season to season to reflect the current style influences, showcase the hottest hues and highlight the must-have materials leading the design industry at that time.

Spring/Summer 2012 has long since hit the runways and with the warm weather fast approaching, the latest handbag styles will soon be out in full force for us to covet.

In preparation for the onset of these 'it' bags, here are 8 of the most exciting purse trends you’ll see for the Spring/Summer season.2

1. Prints

As one of the season’s boldest and most unexpected handbag trends, printed purses are chic, high style, and fashion forward.

They're a direct influence, in fact, from the heavily printed clothing design trends of the Spring/Summer 2012 ready to wear collections.

These current bags, truly small works of art, are admittedly limited in terms of versatility.

Yet they make up for any shortcomings with exciting patterns, bold colors and inspired artistic prints perfect for the fashionista in all of us.

Finally, an answer to the age-old question: this is what you get the girl who has everything!

2. Crocodile

From the runways of fashion powerhouses Louis Vuitton, Bottega Veneta, Burberry, Fendi and Prada crocodile skin was one of the foremost handbag trends of the season.

Classic, sophisticated and luxurious, crocodile has long been a favorite of the fashion set and is available for Spring/Summer 2012 in modern colors and chic styles ideal for a range of personal tastes.

Think perfectly ladylike with an edge of dramatic elegance when working your crocodile bag in to a wardrobe and remember: with bold materials less is always deliciously more.

3. Updated Clutches

Large scale, fold-over, wristlet...

brush up on your trendy handbag lingo ladies because the traditional clutch has been updated and these fresh new designs are some of the season’s most prominent handbag trends.

Once considered exclusively an evening bag, the latest styles feature larger scaling which is perfect for transitioning your clutch from day to evening, stunning fold-over looks for a modern and understated approach to minimalistic dressing, and chic, versatile wristlets ideal for the woman-on-the-go.

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