Styling Our Motherland Collection For Fall/Winter 2022
The crossbody bag is compact, stylish, and roomy enough for all the essentials. This type of handbag is the ideal solution when you’re on the go. And unlike other bulkier shoulder bags, the long strap evenly distributes the weight across your body, making it kinder to your shoulders and upper back while leaving your hands free.
Now that it’s Fall, we’re welcoming in the cooler months with some equally cool bags, including our Africa-inspired Motherland range. Available in a vast range of fabrics and designs, you can find a style to go with your look, whatever your chosen aesthetic.
Here is our selection of some of the best bags from the Motherland Collection and how to find a leather crossbody bag that works with your preferred style.
Dust Meets Dawn
The detailed pattern on this petite bag calls for a simple, understated outfit. Avoid clashing with too many details this season, and draw inspiration from the fall/winter 2022 trend for retro Y2K styling (think of the low-key, minimal aesthetic of designers like Calvin Klein and Phoebe Philo).
Simple, pared back neutrals such as cream, camel or ecru would look great contrasted with this bag, and in terms of shapes, opt for plain tops, wide-leg pants and a pair of simple flats to complete the look.
This delicate, pretty floral print is reminiscent of the 1970s, making it the perfect finishing touch for an outfit inspired by the likes of Diane von Furstenberg, and the iconic 1970’s London fashion boutique, Biba.
Think flowy fabrics, velvet and corduroy worn with over-the-knee or slouchy suede boots, as well as folksy, loose-fit dresses. Accessorize with your grooviest pair of statement earrings for a cool, retro look.
Mud and Flowers
This mixed print version of the Motherland bag is as lovely to look at as it is to hold, with a tactile mix of leather and earth-tone floral print, accented by delicate cowrie shells.
It’s a design that would work especially well with a country-inspired outfit, either with a pretty, tiered dress with a denim jacket and boots, or something with a slightly more masculine edge, such as denim jeans and a fringed jacket in camel or brown.
Looks Like Denim
Another popular trend making a resurgence is double denim, a trend that was popular throughout the late 90s and early 2000s. Neutral enough to pair with a variety of outfits, you can also use it as part of this season’s top-to-toe denim trend, in contrasting shades.
The Grass Is Greener
You might think that this multi print crossbody bag in a vibrant shade of green would only go with a few select items in your closet, but nothing could be further from the truth. Since green is often found in nature, it can also be considered a kind of colorful neutral that works with a variety of shades, in particular delicate shades of pink, making it the perfect bag to complement this season’s trend for airy, ethereal tulle designs.
It’s the Plaid for Me
Ever since the 1970s, when punk-inspired plaid designs began appearing in fashion shows, plaid has been a perennial catwalk favorite, and it always seems to turn up in some form or other, whether as a lumberjack style shirt or in the form of an accessory, such as this classic bag.
Add a punk rock edge this season with a leather corset belt worn over a knitted top in a contrasting shade, or an edgy, all-black ensemble, à la Marc Jacobs fall/winter 2022 show.
Black Striped With Cowrie Shells
This monochromatic bag, with a waved, organically-shaped leather flap and black and white stripes and contrasting patterned panels is available in both a larger and smaller size. Monochromatic accessories look great when paired with block color, and one trend that’s firing everyone up this season just so happens to be hot pink.
Why not pair this stripey wonder with a bright, rosy-hued jacket or colorful pantsuit?
Trends come and go, but our durable, handcrafted bags are designed to be timeless. For more fashion inspiration, why not take a look at our other collections?
In addition to our fabulous range of bags including clutches, backpacks and wristlets, we also offer a range of stunning statement earrings, cozy hats, sweatshirts and other apparel to help you complete your Fall/Winter 2022 look.