A major accessory trend for fall and winter is the use of bold and dynamic prints.
Elsebeth Mousten, a handbag designer (originally from Denmark), is on trend this season, creating striking and contemporary clutches and handbags featuring animal prints and geometric patterns. These new additions to her collection were inspired by her sister, who still lives in Denmark. Elsebeth remarks that her sister said, “Everybody has a purse with an animal print on it. Can you make me one?” In addition to which, Elsebeth has noticed in several magazines from Denmark that animal prints are in style this season, so she has plans to continue creating purses with these fun and fashionable patterns.
When Elsebeth moved to the United States with her family, she knew she wanted to delve into artistic pursuits (having been a creative and crafty person her entire life), which led to designing and creating handmade products. Her popular custom-designed handbag, tote bag, and accessory line is sold on Etsy, and is becoming a big hit with fashionistas across the world.
Elsebeth’s handbag line includes a range of beautiful (and very affordable) bags, from romantic, floral prints to sophisticated, contemporary patterns. Below are three of her favorite designs for fall, including a feminine large tricolor clutch, a playful large leopard print clutch, and a modern black and white zebra print clutch.
This clutch is perfect for a night out, a wedding or any other celebration. It is made of designer fabric from Joel Dewberry with a gray, yellow and off-white pattern, nicely lined with a matching fabric and several layers of interfacing. The frame is a modern style made of silver nickel. Appx. size of this bag is 8″ across top (21 cm), 11″ across bottom (28 cm), 4″ tall (10 cm) and 2.5″ deep (6.5 cm).
This clutch is perfect for a night out. Pair it with your favorite jeans or dress and bring out the “wild side” in you. The purse is made of faux suede leopard print and has a 16″ chain (41.5 cm). It is nicely lined with a matching fabric and it has several layers of interfacing. The frame has an antique look. Appx. size is 8″ across top (21 cm), 11″ across bottom (28 cm), 5″ tall (13 cm) and 2.5″ deep (6.5 cm).
Black and white might be considered neutrals, but there’s nothing boring about these two colors when paired together in a wild zebra print. This clutch is truly eye catching and fun for any occasion. It can be paired with a sleek pencil skirt for a dressed up look, or with skinny jeans for a sexy style. The purse is made of faux suede black and white zebra print, lined with a matching fabric in a trendy mint hue, and it has several layers of interfacing. The frame is a modern style made of silver nickel. Appx. size is 6 3/4″ across top (17 cm), 10″ across bottom (25.5 cm), 5″ tall (13 cm) and 2″ deep (5 cm).