Kate Middleton Just Carried the Bag Trend Everyone Thought Was on Its Way Out

Kate Middleton is the ultimate celebrity to look to if your style is classic. Her wardrobe epitomises a polished, timeless aesthetic, and her chosen accessories only emphasise that. If you look through her outfits, you'll find that more often than not, she's carrying a tiny bag with them. In fact, this week, she paired a monochromatic navy outfit and camel coat with a top-handle mini bag that perfectly complemented her look.

So why is this significant now? Well, the general consensus in the fashion world is that the mini-bag trend is being replaced by the oversize-bag trend. (Katie Holmes and Zendaya are on board.) Mini bags have certainly been around for a minute, but I think it's safe to say that they're not disappearing anytime soon—especially ones that are big enough to fit your phone.

If you too are still on team mini bag, keep scrolling to shop some of the chicest, most timeless ones on the market. Kate Middleton would surely approve.


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On Kate Middleton: Max & Co. coat; Polène Paris Numéro Sept (£320); Emmy London shoes

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This story originally appeared on Who What Wear U.S. 

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Allyson Payer
Senior Editor

Allyson is a senior editor for Who What Wear. She joined the company in 2014 as co-founder Katherine Power's executive assistant and over the years has written hundreds of stories for Who What Wear. Prior to her career in fashion, Allyson worked in the entertainment industry at companies such as Sony Pictures Television. Allyson is now based in Raleigh, North Carolina, and is originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She holds a BFA in theater. Her path to fashion may not have been linear, but based on the number of fashion magazines she collected as a child and young adult, it was meant to be.