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The Lightweight Handbag Trend of Spring Summer '14


The notion of paring back for spring and summer is an age old idea. The start of spring is welcomed by myself as a time to cut back in many ways… I normally declare I am going to pare back on the sweet treats a little, after all it won't be long until the summer shorts and bikini's will be making their debut appearance…Better start somewhere. Sometimes I even decide to forgo the long locks for a fresh bob for the summer season and unfailingly pack all my favourite woollen jumpers away to make room for more lightweight summer wears.

Let's take a look at what we have done at Aspinal of London to embrace the lightweight trend of the summer by introducing the lightweight handbags of the SS14 collection, the Marylebone Light, the updated Essential Tote and the Marylebone and Hepburn Mini's.

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The Marylebone Light

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The Marylebone Light is the minimalistic and chic sister of our Classic Marylebone Tote, it is deconstructed and pared back and oozes luxurious simplicity. The Marylebone Light tote is more agile than the classic Marylebone Tote, having been stripped of much of the classic hardware and boasting instead slender studded side detailing. The handles of our Light Marylebone have also been elongated and slimmed right down making it contemporary in style and lighter for us to wear to all those social engagements this summer.

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The Updated Essential Tote

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The Essential Tote for SS14 is a contemporary take on an Aspinal classic and is a fantastically lightweight carry-all which we all should be styling this summer! Crafted in a selection of sumptuous Italian Calf leathers which are kept in there purest forms, without the extra weight of a heavy lining, the essential tote is lightweight and practical whilst being luxuriously chic.

This beautifully soft, unstructured casual companion has long flat leather handles which boast beautifully subtle equestrian stud detailing and, to prove its lightweight nature it can be flattened completely, ready to be packed and taken with you if you are heading away anywhere this spring/summer!

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The Marylebone Mini

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If you haven't already, why not take a look at our post on the miniature trend of SS14. Mini handbags are not only right on trend and super cute but also the perfect choice when opting for a lightweight accessory this spring/summer!

The Marylebone Mini boasts the pared back hardware of the Marylebone Light whilst maintaining the beautiful style of our much loved Marylebone Tote. Despite is dainty size and subsequent lightweight nature the Marylebone Mini is still adequately roomy; it is even big enough to safely carry your iPad! Opting to go mini this spring/summer looks like the way forward if you're after a lighter accessory that is also charmingly on bang on trend!

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The Mini Hepburn

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The Mini Hepburn is a pared down version of our much loved vintage inspired classic Hepburn and is a new edition to our padlock family for SS14! If you love the classic silhouette of our larger Hepburn but want to lighten up for summer, this is the perfect choice. It is an adorably cute and compact companion which will see you through the long summer days all the way into the night!

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Which of our lightweight handbags is your Favourite? Please comment below.

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