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We can always rely on the Duchess of Sussex to step out with something that goes straight onto our sartorial wishlists (or something similar but more affordable, considering she's a designer dressing muse).

For her latest outing - a lunch with Claire Waight Keller (her wedding dress designer and the former creative director of Givenchy), the stylish royal nailed winter chic in navy straight-leg trousers by Ulla Johnson styled with a turtleneck top, her go-to blue/black flats by Aquazzura, and a camel-coloured Max Mara coat thrown over the top.

The pièce de résistance was her limited edition suede bag from Cesta Collective, which she carried under her arm (the It-girl way to carry a bag as proven by the runways of recent fashion seasons).

The luxurious, smooth texture of a suede bag can elevate any outfit. Plus, the earthy colourways are perfect for both autumn/winter dressing, and fashion's current favourite classic and minimalistic aesthetic.

The Suede Clutch in Tobacco - Cesta Collective© Cesta Collective
The Suede Clutch in Tobacco - Cesta Collective

If you're looking to purchase a new bag, suede bags are back on trend for any occasion, day or night, as proven by Taylor Swift and Jennifer Lopez.

Last month, T-Swift stepped out at the Electric Lady recording studios in New York City pairing her casual-cool tailored coat from Gant's 240 Mulberry Street Collection with a cashmere dress and chunky boots - both by The Row. She completed her ensemble with the chicest suede bag in a light khaki hue by Manu Atelier. 

Taylor Swift is seen at Electric Lady Studios on January 18, 2024 in New York City. (Photo by Robert Kamau/GC Images)© Getty
Taylor Swift carried a hobo bag from Manu Atelier

The addition of her suede bag elevated the elegance of her casual-cool off-duty look.

Last year, Jennifer Lopez put the suede bag back on our radars just in time for this autumn/winter season. In true JLo style (we know she's the ultimate designer bag babe), she stepped out in a brown A.L.C. blazer paired with a white blouse and straight-leg jeans. 

LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 23: Jennifer Lopez is seen on August 23, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by MEGA/GC Images)© Getty
Jennifer Lopez oozed quiet luxury with a cognac suede Birkin

But the star of the show was her stunning cognac-coloured suede Birkin, rounding off a look that epitomised quiet luxury.

Proof from three style muses that suede bags are officially back with a bang.