In terms of functionality and style, handbags are the perfect accessory to complete an outfit and make it stand out. With a wide selection of patterns and styles, the latest spring summer Carolina Herrera spring summer 2011 handbag collection combines functionality and elegance in order to add a hint of modernism to otherwise classic designs.

Women often tend to store part of their lives in their handbag. This tendency has made handbags an indispensable accessory these days, while simultaneously becoming a simple way to make outfits stand out by adding color and complexity in a matter of seconds.

With the great diversity of styles, patterns and sizes available nowadays, finding the right pieces to highlight your personality is only a matter of analyzing the great diversity of alternatives endorsed by famous designers and retailers alike.

The Carolina Herrera brand has become well known for the charming designs with a classic and feminine allure. High class and a strong preference for practical, timeless designs are also some of the features by which the collection can be described. Spacious, minimalistic, functional and made with high quality materials such as leather, the handbags from the collection gather many of the attributes modern women desire from an accessory of this sort.


Vivid colors is one of the main style elements that is harmoniously used through the collection. Although conservative, neutral tones such as light and dark browns are present, it is easily noticeable that intense shades that have the power to become instant focal points make up the bulk of the collection. Symmetry, clear cut lines and an obvious tendency to avoid contrasting texture combinations are additional details that can be observed at a simple glance.

By analyzing the great variety of bag sizes available in the collection, it also becomes evident that the collection is designed to suit various types of needs for a multitude of occasions. Shoulder bags, tote bags, satchels and even clutches are just some of the alternatives to choose from, depending on your preferences. From simple every day bags to more sophisticated options such as exotic leather textures and classy formal bags, there is at least one option for every taste.

In terms of details, the palette of choices is rather restricted. Buckles, chains, floral appliques, stripes and subtle bows are most “striking” details that can be observed. Even though the use of prints and floral appliques appears to break the classic overall vibe that surrounds most handbag designs from the collection, this particular choice highlights the spring summer season perfectly, being casual and trendy, a combination that is considered to be ideal at this time of the year.

Prepare for the warm season in advance by browsing through the versatile and extremely fashionable designs presented in the collection. Sacrificing style in the name of functionality is no longer necessary, thanks to the amazing style variety provided generously by the brand in this superb collection that makes staying on top of the latest trends seem less of a challenge.

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