ARM yourself for the new season with an on-trend bag. Katie Wright sizes up spring’s essential styles.

With new drops landing in stores at a rate of knots, and sub-zero temperatures starting to subside, we’re right on the cusp of the spring transition.

And though it’ll be a while before we can cast off our overcoats completely, accessories are another matter.

In fact, choosing a handbag can help set the direction of your new season style.

Drawn to flippy, fringed suede satchels or saddle bags? Then you’ll soon be hankering after the hippy-dippy dresses and peasant blouses.

Something more minimal caught your eye? You’ll love the cool and calm utility trend.

From buckets to backpacks, get a flavour of spring’s most delicious arm candy...