Every season, we start to notice key members of the fash pack toting the same covetable piece of designer arm candy. Right now, they’re all about Chloe’s Drew crossbody. From Russian stylista Elena Perminova to Reese Witherspoon and fashion insider Carolina Issa, not since Celine’s Trapeze has an accessory caused such a stir in fashion land.
With its fresh, rounded silhouette and luxe gold hardware, it’s easy to see why this piece of arm candy has already become a modern classic – think of it as the SS15 update on the satchel. Sadly, the real deal comes with a £970 price tag that our new season wardrobe budget won’t quite stretch to, so we’ve been on the hunt for an on-the-money high street homage, and Zara has just the ticket.
Yep, never one to miss a trend, the Spanish style mecca has jumped on the round bag bandwagon, creating a £29.99 chain-strapped number that totally reminds us of the Chloe offering. Now that’s what we call a bag bargain. A day-to-night power player, this cross-body will work for the office, at the weekends and on a night out thanks to it’s timeless design and ‘just right’ size – smaller than a tote and bigger than a box clutch is the round-the-clock bag holy grail. As for what to wear it with, well, its black, so pretty much everything. We love Ms Perminova’s jumper dress and boots combo, but try it with an LBD or your go-to office suit too.
Put it this way, you’ll not see us without ours for a good while!
By Gemma Gow