Christina Kelly, a public relations director, has an extensive background in fashion. Working with top designers and brands, Kelly’s styles have been featured in GQ, Elle, and other leading publications.


Spring will be here before we know it, so you need to be kept up-to-date on how to stay fashionable. With a mix of inspiration from the runway and expert fashion advice, the handbag trends of spring 2016 are now released. Public relations director and fashion guru Christina Kelly shares the four hottest handbags you need to wear this upcoming season:


  1. Leather: This year’s leather trend comes in all shapes, sizes, and styles. Whether it’s found in a large tote or a handheld clutch, these leather handbags range from subdued neutrals to bright and bold colors to animal print patterns.


  1. Cartoon: Quirky shapes, designs, and colors are more prominent than ever before. Kate Spade’s bumblebee purse and Degen’s cupcake shaped bag are two examples of cartoon-esque handbags trending for spring 2016.


  1. Fringe: Bohemian-chic styles are all over this year’s fashion trends. BCBG and Tory Burch take on a more hippie fringe look to their handbags, whereas Badgley Mischka includes fancy silver styles within their designs.


  1. Fanny packs: Once considered a “mom” thing, fanny packs are now rocking the runways. Baja East combines the fanny pack trend with the fringe look to create a multi-style bag. On the other hand, Sandy Liang created a black over the shoulder, cross-body belt bag suitable for work or a night out with friends.


Christina Kelly often gives her insights and thoughts regarding the fashion industry. She is currently a public relations and fashion consultant, working with a wide variety of high-end clients. Combining an innate business sense with fashion and style helps make Christina Kelly a true asset to her clients and business partners.