Ask the Stylists: How a Bag Can Change Up Your Look This Summer


From festival dressing and holiday style, to dressing for summer weddings and events, a bag is a key accessory that can pull your look together, says Jarrold personal stylists Florrie Dunn and Katy Michael.


You’ve put together your outfit, but how can you make your style look more polished? Whether you are wearing a dress for a Summer wedding or an event such as the Royal Norfolk Show or Jarrold Ladies Day at Fakenham Races (both coming up in June - find out more here); casual attire for travelling on your holiday; channelling Coachella for this Summer’s festivals; or simply wearing an outfit for day or evening, your choice of bag can help finish off your look in style.

There are three key types of bag that you should have in your wardrobe: The Tote – perfect for hand luggage when flying to your holiday destination, for shopping at the weekend and as a work bag; The Backpack – perfect for festivals, holidays and daywear; and the mini bag – a contemporary alternative to the clutch for a night out and perfect for a wedding or Summer event.

For those who like to also keep their finger on the fashion pulse there is a fourth – The Crossbody or Bum Bag that for this season should be worn quite high up so that it sits just under your bustline.

Here are some of our favourites:

For Special Occasions

Aspinal of London Micro Hat Box bag


Exclusively available instore, ground floor


For Summer Festivals

AllSaints Captain Leather Bumbag/Crossbody Bag



For Holidays

Tommy Hilfiger Small Textile Backpack



For Day

Michael Michael Kors Gemma Small Tri-Colour Pebbled Leather Crossbody Bag



For Night

Aspinal of London Trinket Box in Bordeaux Patent Croc


Exclusively available instore, ground floor

Ask the Jarrold Stylists

Need help with your style? If you are looking for the perfect outfit for a special event, you want to find out what styles and colours suit you, or you just want to change up your look for Summer, book your free styling appointment with Florrie or Katy instore or call 01603 697290.

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