If you have ever read any of my previous fashion related posts, then you will have noticed that I love brands that are unique and inspired by travel. Not so long ago I came across the SOI 55 Lifestyle bags and I have been obsessed ever since. Bright neons, metallics, hand-painted patterns and funky designs make the collection really stand-out. Therefore I have been desperate to get my hands on them for a while.
From Beach to Bar
Living in Cornwall it’s quite rare to dress-up or to make as much effort like you would in a city. However the SOI 55 Lifestyle bags are the perfect accessory to brighten up any outfit. During the summer season I like to fill my wardrobe with lots of simple and plain clothes, so that I can mix and match and let my accessories do the talking. For example a light pair of denim shorts and a grey vest top or a black dress looks great with accessories that have vibrant colors and patterns. I find this approach is great when traveling too. These pretty bags can make any outfit look and feel more special.
SOI 55 Lifestyle Founder
What makes this brand so great is that it’s uniqueness and style was created by the ever so talented Candy Tomkins. Candy is the type of person that chases her dreams. She started off traveling with her parents at a young age and has ever since worked hard so that she can explore ever corner of the world. After some soul searching during her travels, Candy launched SOI 55 Lifestyle brand early in 2016. She wanted to work for herself and has a passion for travel, graphic design and fashion. After some research, sourcing materials and local artisans, the brand was born in Thailand.
Kapahulu Beach Bag – Neon Yellow
I absolutely love this bag. The beautiful sunshine yellow makes me feel so happy and it looks amazing on the beach. I have to say I’m really impressed with the high quality, heavy cotton canvas that it’s made out of. It feels really sturdy so you can fill it with all your beach essentials. The design on the bag is hand-made and screen-printed, making it extra unique. I use this bag most days and it folds up nicely if you want to put it in another bag for your shopping etc. You can find the bag and other colours here.
Crantock Hand-Painted Clutch Bag – Tropical
This large canvas clutch bag screams out summer. It comes in four different colours, however I was attracted to the neon pink and yellow. It’s also been hand-painted in Thailand, so it looks rare and individual. The bag is actually more spacious than it looks and is perfect for the day or night. I have used it to put my sunnies and suncream in when I’m out walking on the beach, as well as when I’ve been out for dinner and cocktails. Again the bag feels well made and has a strong YKK zipper. For more information on this bag visit the SOI 55 website here.
Como Clutch Metalic Dotty – Rose Gold
This pretty clutch is delicate and chic. It’s available in three different colors, however I purchased the ever so popular rose gold version. It looks great on a night out, especially if you have matching rose gold jewellery. It’s perfect for carrying a bit of make-up, cash cards and a phone. I would much rather have this in a classy bar than something designer. The bag is good quality and again is fitted with a YKK Zipper. Read more about this beautiful clutch here.
I’m still obsessed with the SOI 55 Lifestyle bags, they are so pretty and fun. If I could have one of every design I would be the happiest girl. I love accessories that are unique and stand out. I always get compliments when I wear one of the bags and people always ask me where they are from. To me they are a summer essential and they make the perfect gift too. If you are off traveling or going on holiday then you can also get away with taking a few different ones with you because they fold up or are nice and flat.
The great news is if you are looking to buy a bag from this beautiful collection, then we can offer you 10% off for all orders over £20. All you need to do is enter WANDERLUST10 at checkout.