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Summer Festival Fashion - 2015

With the first weekend of Coachella over and the summer festival season officially underway, I thought I would have a browse through some of the best outfits from the Californian sun for a bit of summer style inspiration. With Coachella attracting countless celebrities and models each year, it’s no wonder it has become so fashion-forward, and with too many outfits to choose from I thought I would pick out my three favourite festival fashion trends from 2015!  


  1.  Dressed all in white

  The first trend that seems to have spread like wildfire is the ‘all in white’ look. From Paris and Nicky Hilton’s formal and put-together look to Victoria’s Secret model Alessandra Ambrosio and friends’ coordinated and casual style, everyone has been wearing the neutral colour! Definitely a favourite of mine and white is the perfect colour to wear to bring out your (probably minimal if you live in England!) summer tan! coachella-fashion-2015-paris-hilton_resize     Coachella 2015 - Week 1 - Day 3    
  1.  Boots, boots and more boots!

  Next up was the constant trend of working boots into your summer wardrobe. Boots are the perfect shoes to wear with everything as they’re stylish and comfortable, especially good for festivals where you’re wandering around and dancing your nights away! While I tend to go for ankle boots in the sun, like Kendall Jenner, you could brave the knee-high trend like Hailey Baldwin; whatever you choose they will be perfect for summer! tassles-vest_resize HaileyB    
  1.  Tassels everywhere!

I think one of the most popular trends of this year’s festival has been the gorgeous leather tassel. Seen on everyone from Fergie to Gigi Hadid, both wearing cut-off shorts with sleeveless tasselled jackets and even Cody Simpson in a tasselled cape, this trend was hard to escape from. What’s great about tassels is that you can go as out there as you’d like, simply wearing some ankle boots with tassels or going all out with tassels everywhere – you’ll look stylish whatever you go for! cody-2015-fashion_resize festival-fashion-2015_resize Fergie-Festival-Fashion2015   Obviously, with all these trends taking hold, you need a handbag to go with the outfit and that's where VidaVida are able to help.  Our range of vintage leather satchels, saddle bags and wonderful tan brown leather handbags all add a finishing touch to these casual summer looks.  You really do need somewhere to hide your festival essentials and we have bags in every shape and size whether you are a light traveler or someone who likes to be prepared for anything.

Celebrities Catch On To The Saddle Bag Trend

While thinking back to the article I wrote last month, in which I gushed with things to say about the trusty saddle bag, I thought I would do a little bit of celebrity spotting (only online, unfortunately!), and see if any A-Listers were sporting my favourite trend of this season.


It seems like Hollywood are fully aware of this being the bag of the moment  – of course, they would be! – so there were loads of famous faces that were spotted using tan leather cross-body saddle bags as they went about their celebrity business. Below, I’ve picked my favourite three and also linked to some slightly cheaper but just as beautiful alternatives from our own website.


 1.   Jennifer Lawrence has previously been seen wandering around London with a gorgeous but pretty simple leather saddle bag. Although hers is beautiful, it probably costs a fair bit, and I always edge towards slightly more detailed designs, like our Vintage Leather Annie Saddle Bag Style Satchel which boasts the same rounded shape and suntanned leather, but with some extra detailing on the front.


  1. Jennifer Lawrence With Saddle Bag


2.    Taylor Swift has also been seem numerous times with her gorgeous Ralph Lauren saddle bag. It’s a great style, and it seems to go with everything, but unfortunately it will set you back $300. If you like the design but don’t want to break the bank, our Small Sun Vintage Leather Satchel  is a great option as it has similar detailing on the front but costs a lot less!


Taylor Swift With Large Saddle Bag



3.   If you are more inclined to go for the bohemian-chic style of Vanessa Hudgens, our Vintage Two Pocket Large Leather Satchel - is a great alternative to the Patricia Nash leather saddle bag she has been spotted with so many times, and will allow you to recreate her effortless style for a fraction of the price!




Bauer's Back! The coolest man to ever carry a satchel is in London.

After hearing that the cast of tv show 24 were filming the new series in London my first thought was whether Jack Bauer (played by Kiefer Sutherland) was still carrying his super cool men’s satchel.  


After a quick search I found a brilliant photo of Sutherland falling to the ground having been “shot” with his tough bag breaking his fall. It’s great to see that four years have passed and he’s still using the same bag – surely evidence that satchels really are the bag to get if you want one that is hardwearing yet still manly and cool. And we all know that Jack Bauer really is one of the coolest as you can see in this article which was one of the first blogs I wrote about men's satchels on the screen almost a year ago.


[caption id="attachment_472" align="aligncenter" width="413"]Jack Bauer Back In London Still With His Satchel Jacks Back - So Is His Satchel (Express Newspapers Photograph)[/caption]


Being a fan of the show I can’t wait for the new series to start, this time with Bauer now a fugitive, wanted by the CIA but still finding himself in the middle of the action. The most recent pictures of the set show an overturned taxi on fire and Sutherland and his co-star Mary Lynn Rajskub (playing Chloe O’Brian) hobbling away, covered in bloody makeup and bruises.


Hopefully this series will be just as exciting as the previous ones. It airs in the US on May 5th and will come to the UK shortly afterwards on Sky 1.


Of course, if you want to get yourself a stylish and practical men's leather satchel, you know where to have a look.  If you need a little reminder, then this super secret link may help you remember!

Even Tough Men Use Satchels


Now, although I’ve always been a fan of the old school satchel, this style of bag has made a recent re-entry into the fashion industry. There are many reasons for this, though I like to believe that the main one is that Jack Bauer (CTU agent portrayed by Kiefer Sutherland) wears one of these timeless bags in the award-winning TV series 24.


Bauer is not only ranked as #1 in a list of “TV’s Toughest Men” by Sky 1, but also in “The 20 All Time Coolest Heroes in Pop Culture” by Entertainment Weekly. This just goes to show that the trend for satchels must be down to the fact that they make you look tough yet cool; what every man wants!


I must say that however cool Jack looks with his canvas satchel, he would look even better with a naturally suntanned, all leather satchel. Although Matt assures me that normally these bags aren’t used to carry Baretta 92s or Walther PPKs.


[caption id="attachment_80" align="aligncenter" width="241"]Jack Bauer and his Messenger Bag Satchel Is that a gun in your satchel or are you just pleased to see me?[/caption]