Spring's Biggest Purse Trend Evokes Rock Music And Racecars

Spring is bringing us a reemergence of yet another beloved '90s trend: grunge-inspired leather purses chock-full of zippers, chains, and studs. These shiny embellishments lean on the heavy side and invoke a crossover of moto style and punk rock energy. From side body bags to petite handheld purses, there are a few different avenues to take when it comes to embodying the metal essence of this trend — so, your preferred level of hardware can surely be obtained.

Whether you're all hands on deck for this trend or are a little more hesitant to channel your inner rocker, pairing these busy purses with simple, low-key outfits is recommended. Light, airy, and feminine tops are a great contrast for these heavy metal totes — as are clean-cut jeans or understated dresses. It's all about balance when it comes to exposed hardware and we're confident that you'll totally nail it. For some extra inspiration, let's take a closer look at one of spring's biggest purse trends.

The punk micro-purse

Remember the days of the early aughts when being selective about what you'd fit into your micro-purse was something of a superpower? Well, those days are back in a big way. Teeny, tiny punk rock purses with all the metal rings and studs you could possibly imagine are reigning supreme. Get ready to minimize.

Studded crossbody bags

Hands-free and ready to rock, you're bound to see crossbody punk bags galore at shows and festivals this spring, thanks to their comfort and convenience. Ranging from oversized to tiny and mighty, the black leather crossbody style is "of the now" for more reasons than one. Take charge with this amped-up classic.

Trendy leather satchels

Easily dressed up or down, the shiny embellishments on these beautiful satchels are something we are very much here for. Structured, but certainly not rigid or up-tight, these handbags have just the right amount of edge and work cohesively with classic, black leather jackets, simple jeans, and muted tops.

Swooning for suede

For a softer, more mystical take on the punk rock return, opt for a soft suede crossbody bag with flashy, gold hardware. The witchy essence of this top pick can transform the most basic of outfits and is the perfect fit for any little black dress. Keep it simple and let the bag do the talking.

Perfectly pastel

A lighter take on the punk rock bag, embellished pastel side body purses are the essence of spring 2023. You'll immediately feel rejuvenated with vitality after donning a colorful punk purse — a true dose of color therapy. Chains and buckles perfectly balance out this bubbly hue, making it the perfect statement for a new season.