Darcey Leather Hobo Bag in Tan

No matter what outfit you are wearing, handbags are a staple accessory all year round. During the Autumn/Winter months, there are different materials, colours and styles that will suit the colder weather perfectly, and will match better with your outfits. Although there are no formal rules in place when choosing a bag for winter, there are ways in which you can adapt, and make a statement whilst doing so.

At Jasper Conran London, we have a beautiful and vast range of bags perfectly suited for winter, and available in a wide colour palette, sizes and styles. All of our bags are attentively created using refined materials and bespoke hardware, presenting unique designs that will never go out of style. From classic leather semblances to faux croc looks, our bags are perfect for all occasions and events, from Sunday roasts with the family to formal Christmas parties.

Darcey Leather Dome Cross Body Bag (inside view)
Darcey Leather Double Flap Cross Body Bag in Tan

In this guide, we will explore the importance of owning a high-quality bag in winter, and how you can mix and match your bags to suit formal and casual occasions. We will also look at how you can match your winter handbags with your outfits, how to colour coordinate to find the perfect balance, and why choosing the right material matters in the colder months. Finally, we will guide you through our winter collection at Jasper Conran London, and which of our dresses will help complete your look.

Why a Good Bag is So Important in Winter

Darcey Leather Hobo Bag in Black

Having a stylish bag that serves multiple purposes is a necessity throughout the year, but in winter, you need a practical and durable yet effortlessly elegant bag that will serve you well. When choosing a daytime bag, you need to consider its size as well as its style and colour; for evening bags, you need a more compact design that will complement your outfit perfectly.

During the winter days, you may find that you need a bag with plenty of internal space for items such as umbrellas, gloves and hats, as well as everyday essentials like your purse and phone. Our new Darcey leather hobo bag range could be just what you need to make a statement and keep your items safe; our black Darcey hobo bag is a classic choice and can complement any modern wardrobe. It has plenty of internal space too, with an internal and external compartment for extra storage. It also comes complete with zipped closure to keep your items safe.

Celia Leather Patent Chain Strap Evening in Black
Alexis Leather Flap Over Body Bag in green

Leather is also the perfect material for bags in the winter. It’s a durable yet chic option for both daytime and formal handbags, with unmatched longevity that can complement your wardrobe for years to come. Not only is it a versatile material, it’s also a comfortable choice if you’re wearing your bag over the shoulder. Leather also takes many different forms, including faux crocodile skin and patent leather. Our Celia leather patent chain strap evening bag is available in black and red, and can add a touch of elegance to any party outfit.

As the Christmas gatherings and parties get underway, you’ll need a designer bag that stands out from the crowd and fits the festive theme. Our Alexis leather flap over body bags are available in red or green, adding a touch of colour to your winter dresses, and looking stylish and sophisticated whilst doing so.

You can view our full collection of designer handbags here.

Formal vs. Casual: The Best Bags for Winter Days and Nights

During the day, our handbags will accompany us to the office, on errands and even for walks in the winter countryside. In the evening, we need a bag that will carry our essentials, and look elegant when paired with a Autumn/Winter dress.

Ella Denim Full Skirt Shirt Dress
Alexis crosshatch tote bag in navy

For a casual yet fashionable look, our Dahlia scoop bags are perfectly sized to fit your keys, phone and makeup, with two exterior compartments for extra storage. The tan variant of this bag would look great with our Ella full skirt denim dress, creating a warm, comfortable silhouette perfect for afternoon walks in the woods or pub Sunday roasts with the family.

If you need a larger daytime bag that enhances your workday outfit, our Alexis crosshatch tote bag in navy is the perfect size for fitting your laptop and purse. Complete with a middle zip compartment, this bag is perfect for keeping your belongings safe whilst you’re out and about. Its navy colour also makes it an ideal choice for the winter months, blending in with a cooler colour palette. You can match with bag with our Clara lizard zip purse, a stylish accessory that also makes for a perfect Christmas gift.

Clara Lizard Large Zip Purse
Darcey Leather Double Flap Cross Body Bag

The Christmas party season is almost upon us, and a chic designer handbag could be just what you need to make a statement no matter the formality. Our Darcey double flap handbag is available in classic black and tan to help you colour coordinate with your winter party dresses. This bag comes complete with bespoke hardware and secure zipped closure, making it the perfect choice for day and night use.

Our new Darcey range was made for parties and formal occasions, especially our unique Darcey dome cross body bag. Its distinctive shape ensures it will be a statement piece at parties, with a practical cross-body design to help you go hands free when out for the evening. It’s perfectly compact and will look exquisite with our black dresses, such as our Celia silk full skirt shirt dress.

Darcey Leather Dome Cross Body Bag in Black
Eve Silk-Blend Velvet Shirt Dress

For a premium evening look that is sure to stand out, consider matching our black Celia chain strap bag with our new Eve silk-blend velvet shirt dress. This combination is perfect for Christmas work parties and more formal gatherings, presenting a contemporary, dazzling look that will keep you comfortable too.

Our new collection of designer dresses and bags can be found here.

Matching a Designer Bag with your Winter Outfits

If you’ve already planned your winter outfits for evening soirees and daytime walks, you’ll need a new bag to complement your dresses and provide a practical use too. Handbags will not only complete your look, but they can be paired with other outfits to help you get the most out of your purchase. With Christmas just around the corner, a brand-new designer handbag is the perfect gift for any woman to accompany her into the new year.

Alexis Leather Croc Grab Tote Bag in Black
Emily Pintuck Full Shirt Dress in Black

For daytime looks, our leather bags are strong and modern, and can turn any trip to the office into an opportunity to look elegant and confident. Our Alexis croc tote bag is a great option for winter workdays, and is a great all-round workwear bag due to its durability and timeless style. It can be worn in multiple ways due to its adjustable straps, ensuring you are comfortable no matter where you go. Match this bag with our Emily pintuck full skirt shirt dress in black and our Darcey leather large purse to create the perfect daytime look that can also serve you in the evening. Our purses are also perfect for gift giving, which you can browse here.

For another casual daytime look that doesn’t compromise functionality for style, consider our Bee leather mini tote bag in black or green. Our green option can add a pop of festive colour to any outfit, whereas our black designer handbag can create a contrasting look when matched with a lighter outfit. Our Bee mini tote bag in black can be paired with our Esme cord full skirt shirt dress to create a outfit that would look great on winter walks through the woods and evening drinks at the pub. You can also wear our black Bee belt with this dress for an elegant final touch.

Celeste Croc Toaster Cross Body Bag in Black
Edie Silk Full Skirt Shirt Dress in Red

To create a winter outfit perfect for formal evenings out and special Christmas occasions, consider the festive colour palette by adding reds and greens to your ensembles. Our Celia multi-strap bag in red has a faux croc skin finish with a removable strap to suit your preferences. This bag can be paired with our Edie silk full skirt shirt dress in red to create an outfit that’s bound to stand out at festive celebrations.

If you need a look that works well in the daytime and still attracts attention in the evening, then finding the right bag is paramount. Not only does it need to be the right colour and size, but it also needs to be functional and comfortable to wear too. Our Dahlia hobo bag is the perfect size for keeping your belongings safe when running errands, but can also accompany you to the pub for evening drinks with friends, and still look stylish whilst doing so. Pair our navy variant of this bag with our Ella denim full skirt shirt dress to enhance your look and retain a comfortable feel.

If you’re considering a new dress for the colder months, read our previous guide to find the best option for you.

Ella Denim Full Skirt Shirt Dress

Colour Coordination: Finding the Best Tone

Blythe Full Skirt Shirt Dress in Choc

If you’re looking for the perfect Christmas gift for someone special, a bag that matches their personal style is incredibly important, but you also need to ensure that it can be used throughout the year. Our designer handbags at Jasper Conran London are designed to match any season, with their leather properties ensuring their usability for years to come. However, there are certain colours that make a real statement in the colder months.

Blue and navy tones are popular at winter, and can blend in with snowy scenes and icy surroundings. Choosing a bag that displays these colours ensures you have an accessory that can be paired with your darker-toned outfits, making it perfect for winter. Our Dahlia hobo bag in navy would look beautiful paired with our choc Blythe full skirt shirt dress, combining darker hues to set the scene of a cool winter’s night out with friends. You can also match our Darcey saddle bag in black with our gorgeous Emma printed silk wrap dress for a look that you can wear to cosy evening get-togethers with the family.

Darcey Saddle Bag in Black
Celeste Croc Toaster Cross Body Bag in Green

Although darker tones are a popular choice in winter, brighter festive colours are also the perfect choice for making a statement and pairing with your favourite Christmas dress. Our Celeste croc toaster bag in green is stunning and sophisticated, turning any look into a contemporary stand-out choice this winter. This bag would contrast beautifully with our Emily pintuck full skirt shirt dress in black, exuding elegant style and an exceptional look you can wear into the new year.

Red and gold tones are heavily associated with winter and Christmas, so why not enhance your look with a brand-new handbag that not only looks the part, but provides a practical advantage too? Our Celia leather chain strap bag in red is a sleek and splendid choice for winter trips to the theatre and dining out, with a golden chain strap that stands out and combines beautifully with the red leather. Pair this bag with our gorgeous Eve silk-blend velvet shirt dress for a look that presents sophistication and grace.

Eve Silk-Blend Velvet Shirt Dress
Emma Full Skirt Printed Silk Wrap Dress

No matter which bag you choose, whether it is for a gift or as a treat to yourself. Our designer handbags can be your favourite wardrobe accessory no matter the season, ensuring you have a stylish bag for years to come.

Do Materials Matter? Our Top Picks to Get You Started

Our handbags at Jasper Conran London are lovingly crafted to ensure a durable exterior and high-quality look. Our leather bags are the perfect material for a winter bag, promoting high fashion and longevity no matter where it is worn. You’ll find that a leather bag is an elegant choice, but it’s also strong and comfortable to carry, making it the perfect all-round bag for winter.

Darcy Leather Hogo Bag
Constance Needlecord Dress

Our Darcey leather hobo bag is a great choice for days out Christmas shopping or even for catch-ups with friends. Our tan option is a great choice, with an external pocket for added security and style. The Darcey hobo bag is 100% leather, with a cotton lining for a soft and luxurious feel. This bag can be matched with our Constance needlecord dress to create a comfortable look that will keep you warm as you browse Christmas markets or go for winter walks.

Leather is the perfect material for workwear due to its strong capabilities, so a leather bag could be exactly what your loved one needs for her daily commutes to the office. Our Bryn leather tote bag is the perfect size for trips to the office, with enough room for your purse, tablet, laptop, and phone. Our green Bryn tote bag is perfect for the winter seasons, adding a touch of colour to your winter work attire and never compromising practicality for style.

Bryn Leather Tote Bag in Green
Darcey Leather Triple Section Cross in Black

If you’re looking for a smaller leather handbag that can be worn comfortably and makes a statement, our Darcey triple section cross body bag is the perfect choice for both casual and formal looks. The straps are removable to suit your preferences, and is the perfect balance between form and function.

All of our leather bags can be found here.

Choosing a Winter Bag at Jasper Conran London

When choosing the perfect handbag for winter, there are various different elements to consider before settling on the right one. At Jasper Conran London, we highly recommend leather as a material choice. Not only is it timeless and stylish, but it’s also a weather resistant material that can stand the test of time and keep all belongings within a bag safe.

Darcy Leather Dome Bag (Inside View)
Ella Denim Full Skirt Shirt Dress

All of our designer handbags at Jasper Conran London are designed with the modern, on-the-go woman in mind, making them the perfect gift this Christmas for your loved one. From larger bags that would add sophistication to the daily office commute, to more compact shoulder bags that provide a touch of class to an evening outfit, our bags are designed to be functional and effortlessly stylish.

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