FLANNELS 3-WAYS: HOW TO STYLE THIS SEASON’S PRADA IT BAG

FLANNELS 3-WAYS: HOW TO STYLE THIS SEASON’S PRADA IT BAG

How to style Prada buckle bag

FLANNELS 3-WAYS:

HOW TO STYLE THIS SEASON’S PRADA IT BAG

This is how to style the It bag of the season, Prada’s Buckle Handbag, the FLANNELS way.

WORDS: MARNI ROSE MCFALL, GRAPHICS: HOLLIE MAE HOMAN, PHOTOGRAPHY: JOSEPH IRONMONGER, STYLING: GEMMA BAGULEY, Photographer: jane doe

Regina George’s two Fendi purses (and a silver Lexus), Jackie O’s self-titled Gucci Hobo, Miranda Priestley’s Prada Spazzelato handbag: bags are fashion’s Mount Everest. The entirely intangible, endlessly chic pieces that not only have fashion fan’s obsessed but go on to define entire decades in style. Some bags are mini. Some are ludicrously capacious. Some are bright, some are subdued. As Remy Farrell describes in Who What Wear: “An exceptional handbag is the difference between a good outfit and a great one.” And where you’ll find these exceptional bags? As Farrell argues: “If you’re looking for the latest bag trends to invest in, the first place to start are the runways.” And that’s exactly where we’re looking.

Hot off the SS24 runways, you’ll find the bag which is currently topping Vogue’s list of “the fashion month buys we’re setting alarms for,” Prada’s “hold-everything buckled tote.” Are we surprised that the It bag of the year is the work of the hottest brand in the world? No. Are we pleased? Absolutely.

But how do you style your It bag? How do you make it work for different occasions, and how many ways can you wear it? Well, that’s where we come in.

This is FLANNELS 3-Ways, your new styling BFF. We’re breaking down three ways to style the most important items in your closet. And this is how to style the It bag du jour, Prada’s Buckle Medium Leather Handbag. Whether you’re going all out, keeping things casual or opting for off-duty style, this is how to wear your It bag for multiple occasions, with a little help from Lanvin, Diesel and Saint Laurent.

LOOK 1: KEEP IT CASUAL

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Wondering how to style your It bag in a way that screams laidback? This is how to do it. The key to casual cool is the mid-way point between the street style set of today and the old school ‘00s It girls. Because Y2K style isn’t dead, it’s just reinventing itself.

The trick? A dress layered over jeans. Yes, really. But don’t worry, this time around it’s a lot less Ashley Tisdale on the red carpet and a lot more fashion crowd favourite. Start with Dsquared2’s white lace dress. An unconventional take on the classic slip, this dress features a lace-panelled design, logo detailing and ultra-thin shoulder straps. Basically, it’s guaranteed to turn heads in all the right ways. Layer over a pair of Diesel’s wide-legged baggy blue jeans. On your feet? A pair of silver heeled mules. Now grab your bag and hit the streets.

LOOK 2: OFF-DUTY STYLE

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In fashion, as in life, we’re always searching for something. That thing? It’s how to look like an off-duty model. Like ‘90s era Kate Moss or ‘20s era Bella Hadid. Stunning and scene stealing in a way that looks effortless, even if behind the scenes you’ve spent a hundred hours planning your outfit…

So: how do you do it? Start with the It girl’s best friend; a white, logo-adorned tank top. This one from Saint Laurent is an instant winner. On the bottom, keep it large and loose with a pair of Acne Studios cargo pants – the statement pockets and clever buckle detailing elevates these trousers, making them a must-have for the SS24 season. For your shoes, a pair of Ugg Boots. We told you Y2K wasn’t dead. Finish things off with a cropped puffer jacket via Jacquemus and a pair of Balenciaga shades. Your Prada bag is in good company.

LOOK 3: ALL DRESSED UP

Dressed up outfit, model wears Prada, Lanvin and Jacquemus Dressed up outfit, model wears Prada, Lanvin and Jacquemus

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It bags are made to be seen. To be touted around the town, to be the main character of your outfit. To be the ultimate piece of arm candy. Because let’s face it – boyfriends come and go, but Prada’s Buckle Bag is forever…

And the perfect way to pledge your commitment to Prada? By getting all dressed up of course. Your partner in crime? This silver dress from Lanvin. In a clever knit construction that echoes ‘90s-era chainmail designs, this glittering silver number has all our party prayers answered. Stay on theme with a pair of silver Bottega Veneta earrings and opt for Jacquemus’ skinny heels on your feet. Miuccia would be proud.


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