While the end of summer might be sad for some, for me it’s cause to rejoice, because it signals a new season, and therefore the transition to a fresh wardrobe. By this I don’t mean you need to ditch everything you own and buy a whole new set of clothes. Instead it’s about finding fresh ways to wear your existing pieces, with the help of a new designer handbag or two. Well, I didn’t say you couldn’t treat yourself to some newness, we’re human after all.

Pick the right style and it’s an investment you’ll never regret making. A timeless design will not only transcend the seasons and elevate even the most basic of outfits, it’ll hold its value too, should you wish to ever part with it. Moynat’s monogrammed little suitcase for instance, offers clean lines and a touch of Parisian chic, while Marni’s trunk bag is re-imagined season after season in new fun shades and prints. Loewe’s Puzzle bag is always a safe bet, though I also love the label’s new-ish Flamenco clutch.

Opting for classic handbags doesn’t mean you can’t have a bit of fun with trends though. I’m loving autumn/winter’s love-in with chain details, fluffy textures, acid colours and rhinestones.