When it comes to anything related to colour, we turn to the experts at Pantone and their ongoing research of colour trends based on current times. For 2017, the Pantone colour of the year was announced to be Greenery, in relation to society’s rising need to reconnect with nature and each other, as well to recharge.

While we can always go on a nature retreat every now and then, other ways to include more green(ery) in your life this year include either literally adding more plants to your home or office, or to rock clothes and accessories in shades of green. If you’ve never really tried dressing in green, trust us, you’ll be surprised at how well the colour works for almost every skin tone. You just need to choose the right shade.

This season, we’re focusing on fashionable items that will feed the soul, such as dessert-inspired bags to bring you joy, and playful clutches that keep you young at heart. We also find that wearing or carrying brightly-coloured accessories are an easy way to jazz up your favourite summer ensemble.

So in honour of this year’s colour, greenery, we’ve curated a list of 7 gorgeous green bags that will help rejuvenate your wardrobe for the summer. From playful stripes on Balenciaga’s shoulder bag to a green leaf-shaped perspex clutch from Charlotte Olympia, there’s sure to be at least one or two green bags below that suit your style.

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1

Bazaar striped textured leather shoulder bag by Balenciaga

This playful shoulder bag by Balenciaga is perfect for injecting a little green into your ensemble without being too ostentatious. The stripes make it perfect for a cruise, à la nautical style.

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2

Lucia Python and Shoulder Bag by Dolce & Gabbana

For some serpentine charm in green, check out this classy python leather shoulder bag by Dolce & Gabbana. The little mint green clasp patch adds a lovely pop of colour.

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3

Sylvie large chain-embellished jacquard and leather tote by Gucci

This green Gucci beauty is made with lustrous green jacquard embellished with flowers inspired by the Orient. A beautiful, structured piece, it has plenty of room for all your knick-knacks and comes with an optional shoulder strap.

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4

Verdant Pandora perspex clutch by Charlotte Olympia

A lush, vibrant Monstera leaf adorns the front of this marbled Perspex clutch. We love its playful concept of bringing around a literal leaf as an accessory.

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5

Jean Kale glittered acrylic box clutch by Edie Parker

Bring out the hipster in you and declare your love for kale with this glittered acrylic box clutch that’s emblazoned with the vegetable name. This neat clutch is also fitted with a mirror on the inside, making it great for touching up makeup on the go.

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6

The Bayswater small textured leather tote by Mulberry

One of the brand’s most iconic designs, The Bayswater gets a verdant update in the Resort 2017 collection. We just love roomy bags that can store everything, don’t you?

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7

Monogrammed Kate small glittered leather shoulder bag by Yves Saint Laurent

Need something a little glitzier for the evening? Feast your eyes on this glamorous green piece by Yves Saint Laurent that’s sure to rake in the compliments.

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