Because accessories are just that — add-ons to give ensembles an extra bit of flair — they can be one of the most fun things to shop for. This is especially the case ahead of a new year, when you may be looking for exciting new elements to spice up your wardrobe in ways you haven't tried before. And if you're already in the market for the accessories you'll reach for on repeat in next, you'll want to be sure you add one particular 2019 purse trend to your shopping list: structured wooden bags.
About this time each year, just about every fashion girl is already starting to think about the statements she's looking to make over the next twelve months; after all, a new year is about as good a time as any to adopt some new styles or take an exciting trend or two for a spin. And where else to look for inspiration than the voraciously-consumed visual platform, Pinterest? Just like any of the 250 million-plus annual users, the style set look to the inspo-site for what's about to be big — and on Dec. 11 Pinterest dropped the details on 2019 trends that'll be tough to ignore.
Among the countless concepts experiencing an uptick in popularity is one decidedly unique fashion statement; namely, Pinterest reported that bamboo bags have seen a search increase in 2,215 percent on the site over the past few months. That's a number too high to ignore, and proof enough that the piece will soon be spotted on style stars in the coming months.
In fact, the wooden bag trend is already making an appearance at retailers all over — many of which are stocking bamboo versions, while others are offering takes rendered out of other types of natural wood. Consider Cult Gaia's unique round Luna Bamboo Shoulder Bag, $220, for a whimsical take, or Saint Laurent's Wooden Cage Kate Bag, $3,990, to channel high-end Parisian vibes.
No matter the material, the clear idea behind the bag is structure; this is a purse trend that's got a clear, architectural sense about it, it isn't easy-breezy or slouchy. That's not to say, however, that the look is tough to wear. In fact, the structural style can add polish to just about any outfit, from relaxed weekend wear to sleek, minimalist attire.
Consider a chic bamboo bag the replacement for the well-worn basket bag that you reached for throughout 2018 — it's got similar natural texture, a neutral color, and unique appeal that makes your overall outfit stand out. Keep scrolling for some of the best wooden bags already available, so you can shop the trend ahead of everyone else.