There’s so much to love about winter; we can already see the holidays, cozy nights in, and colder weather on the horizon. One gripe? With an oversized puffer coat or jacket covering us up, the statement blouse and printed pants we’ve chosen sometimes get overlooked on a cold day. That’s why it really is the time to invest in a very special bag to highlight your true inner style. New for the season: We’re predicting pretty pastels, retro color blocking, mesmerizing mesh, and a few surprises along the way.

Far from fading into the background, bags were even bigger—quite literally–on the fall and winter runways. Which comes as a relief as we continue to be out and about, longing for more than just a canvas grocery tote. Whether you’re looking for something shiny and new like a fabulous chain-link bag, or simply need a back-to-work accessory boost (maybe a very polished single strap shoulder bag?), we’ve broken down the biggest winter bag trends for you.