It’s by no means new, nor revolutionary, but back in the fall of 2015, the half-moon bag had everyone lusting over Victoria Beckham’s latest interpretation of pared down luxury, just as it hit the New York runways. Come spring, the crescent-shaped style is expected to finally hit stores, thus becoming the new bag to covet. Chic, versatile and very, very wearable, it is no wonder dubbed as the the perfect carry-all.

After the break, all you need to know about the it accessory trend for spring 2016 and why you need one in your life.

half moon handbag bag trend

What is the half-moon bag.

The half moon bag is a crescent-shaped style, made of luxe leather in neutral shades and finished off with a long shoulder strap. The oversized design with its highly distinguishable shape hit refresh on what is a woman’s most-worn fashion accessory, effortlessly ticking all the right boxes.

Betting on the modernized style, designers Victoria Beckham and Michael Kors were among the first to introduce the stylish carry-all on the spring / summer 2016 runways.

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Half-moon bag at Victoria Beckham, S/S ’16

The crescent-shaped bag on the runway.

The half-moon bag is this season’s designer favourite and we got a very first hint of that at Victoria Beckham. To complement her low key, casual and always feminine aesthetic, the oversized crescent-shaped style made for the perfect accessory. On the runway, it came bearing a slick and simple design, the enormous yet refreshingly chic shape imagined to fit all styles, from the carefree to the boyish and cool.

At Michael Kors, a selection of deep-brown, low-slung leather bags further confirmed the half moon style as the shape to carry this spring. Featuring a clean and sleek design, the bag complemented a full range of bright colours and relaxed silhouettes, pairing well with the collection’s earthy elegance.

half moon bag spring 2016 accessory trend
Half moon bags at Victoria Beckham & Michael Kors, S/S ’16

Why you need a half-moon bag in your life.

Every new season brings with it a statement bag that manages to somehow rise above the rest, a cool design that every street-style darling seems to carry around, that every fashionista dreams of owning in her closet. For 2016, the half-moon is the one style emerging as a fashion must-have.

Here’s why you need the crescent-shaped shoulder bag in your life:

  • it has a very distinguishable geometric shape, which not only makes it look uber cool, but it also makes it highly recognizable = the definition of a statement accessory;
  • it has a roomy design that allows you to fit all of your day-to-night essentials (and more) in it;
  • it has a mystical name that somehow adds to its already alluring aesthetic;
  • it is defined by versatility, due to both the luxe leather (used mostly in neutral shades), and the cool, clean and chic design, which reinforces it as a perfect fit for all styles and aesthetics;
  • it photographs superbly – so your Instagram account & blog will only benefit from it;
  • it looks empowering, like the kind of accessory that makes an entire outfit.

half moon bag spring 2016 accessory trend
Half-moon bag at Victoria Beckham, S/S ’16

Shop the style.

If patience isn’t one of your virtues, and you’re already looking to add a half-moon bag to your collection before the originals hit stores, here are 5 gorgeous picks:

half moon bag spring 2016 accessory trend

1. Elizabeth and James Scott Moon Suede Shoulder Bag at Net-a-Porter.com.
2. Faux Leather Crossbody at Forever 21.
3. Chloé Georgia Leather Cross-body Bag at MatchesFashion.com.
4. River Island Whipstitch Tassle Cross Body Bag at ASOS.com.
5. Paco Rabanne Half Moon Leather Bag at Farfetch.com.

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