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2012 Handbag Trend: Bright colours - pastel, sorbet & more shopping the trend!

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If you want to add instant colour to your wardrobe, this is the trend for you! And what a fabulous selection to choose from..

We have been talking about the bright colour trend for a while now, and while this IS about colour for Spring/Summer 2012, these are less neon, and more pastel and sorbet. Pretty blues, soft lemon yellows, coral pink, cotton candy pink, even some reds and greens will make your wardrobe transition much easier.

If you work in an office, take note of this trend as it's very easy to forget about your handbag (you don't carry it with you while you work!) - you may not realize how an out-of-season handbag can actually pull down your whole outfit. Those new season florals, pretty shift dresses and fun pleats need to be paired with something other than that "favourite" black handbag you have been carrying around for the past year. And while off-white and neutrals are practical for spring & summer, one of these new season colours will add an instant lift to your look. The palette is extensive, so just choose your favourite!

For casual and weekend wear, these colours can be mixed and matched immediately - even something as simple as your favourite jeans and white tee will look more styling with a yellow handbag. And it's worthy of mention that a major handbag paired with a very casual outfit is a favourite look of many a fashionista! The selection below includes an assortment of price ranges and most minimalist styles - brands to consider include 3.1 Phillip Lim, See by Chloe, Rebecca Minkoff, to name a few!

Bright color handbags for Spring 2012

Victoria Beckham Victoria Structured Leather Tote Intl Shipping
Victoria Beckham Victoria..
$3,611.00   £2239
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Michael Michael Kors Margo Ostrich Effect Leather Shoulder Bag Intl Shipping
Michael Michael Kors Marg..
$337.55   £209
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Alexander Wang Brenda Chain Trimmed Leather Shoulder Bag Intl Shipping
Alexander Wang Brenda Cha..
$957.70   £594
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Rachel Zoe Nico Messenger
Rachel Zoe Nico Messenger..
$525.00   £326
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Alexander Wang Rocco Duffel Petrol
Alexander Wang Rocco Duff..
$875.00   £543
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31 Phillip Lim Lark Camera Clutch
31 Phillip Lim Lark Camer..
$675.00   £419
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Proenza Schouler PS1 Leather Neon Coral
Proenza Schouler PS1 Leat..
$1,595.00   £989
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31 Phillip Lim Pashli Hobo Limon
31 Phillip Lim Pashli Hob..
$850.00   £527
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Jil Sander Address Shoulder Bag Blue
Jil Sander Address Should..
$1,250.00   £775
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Botkier Leon Small Satchel
Botkier Leon Small Satche..
$425.00   £264
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Rebecca Minkoff Ostrich Covet Satchel
Rebecca Minkoff Ostrich C..
$395.00   £245
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Diane von Furstenberg Neon Mini Harper Bag
Diane von Furstenberg Neo..
$295.00   £183
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Anya Hindmarch Mint Tote in Red
Anya Hindmarch Mint Tote ..
$463.15   £287
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Anya Hindmarch Mini Gracie in Cobalt
Anya Hindmarch Mini Graci..
$620.15   £384
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Anya Hindmarch Etta Shoulder Bag Item Wok2ba770002lib000
Anya Hindmarch Etta Shoul..
$1,091.15   £677
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Miu Miu Zipped Handbag
Miu Miu Zipped Handbag..
$1,097.43   £680
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31 Phillip Lim Lark Small Duffle
31 Phillip Lim Lark Small..
$909.03   £564
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Vivienne Westwood Leather Handbag
Vivienne Westwood Leather..
$1,003.23   £622
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