Fall handbags: The 10 most stylish handbag styles to carry for winter and fall 2020

Whether you prefer timeless or trendy, you’ll find both among the new fall handbag styles on the runways for winter and fall 2020. Take a look at the fall handbags below and see if there is a style you might like to add to your closet.


Handbag trends for Fall 2020

Just adding a new handbag, or a new pair of shoes, can make all the difference to the outfits you already own. There are 17 handbag styles below from the catwalks for fall 2020, so you’re sure to find one which fits in whatever you need and which suits your style personality.

1. Fall handbags: Necklace bags

More of an accessory than a functional handbag, many designers chose to finish off their outfits with teeny necklace-style handbags. You might just about manage to fit a lipstick in for an evening out!

micro handbags | 40plusstyle.com

2. Structured handles You could choose a crossbody or a long shoulder strap, but the most on-trend way to carry your handbag this season is to choose a structured hand strap.

Structured handle bags| 40plusstyle.com

3. Fur and shearling fall handbags 

Shearling featured among the shoe and clothing trends for fall 2020, and there were plenty of fluffy, furry bags on the runways too. You could choose a touch of shearling as shown at Christian Dior (below, right) or go for a less subtle approach.

Shearling bags | 40plusstyle.com

4. Chains

Chains are a major trend across all accessories and shoes for fall. So, it makes sense that there would be plenty of handbags featuring chains. You could either choose a handbag with a chain adornment or with a chain strap.

Chain detail bags | 40plusstyle.com

5. Fringe and feathers

Another major trend seen on clothing and shoes for fall is fringing and feathering. You can also add this trend with your handbag. If you don’t want to go too full-on with your fringing, you could wear it subtly on a clutch bag with your evening wear.

fringing and feathers on fall handbags | 40plusstyle.com

6. Crocodile

Animal textures and prints are a style staple which is always on trend. This fall, the texture to choose is definitely crocodile. You can see below that many designers chose to mix a number of trends. Fendi went for a structured handle with its crocodile bag, while Dries van Noten added chains to its styles.

crocodile handbags for fall | 40plusstyle.com

7. Embellishments 

To add an extra element to your evening looks, then choosing a bag with embellishment could be a great choice. You could look at three-dimensional styles such as at Valentino (below, left), add a touch of bling or choose a textural fabric such as velvet.

fall handbags - embellished styles | 40plusstyle.com

8. Angular and playful 

You don’t have to stick to traditional shapes such as rectangles and squares when it comes to your handbags. Many designers chose to add a playful element to their outfits with bags in interesting shapes.

Fall handbags - geometric styles | 40plusstyle.com

9. Padded bags

Padded, or quilted, bags are certainly nothing new for 2020. They’re a style staple which won’t date. In fact, Chanel’s iconic quilted bag was created in the 50’s. This year, the style is definitely having a moment, with many designers choosing to create quilted bags, particularly in shades of peach, pink and red.

Padded bags for fall 2020 | 40plusstyle.com

10. Hard case 

If you’re looking for a new clutch bag for the new season, then adding a hard-case clutch could be the perfect way to bring a new trend into your closet.

Hard case bags for fall 2020 | 40plusstyle.com

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