The flash-fast update that will make your old bag look new again

As much as we might like a new bag every season, it's not entirely the most practical, or affordable piece in our wardrobe to update. Enter: summer's guitar strap trend that will not only give your tired old tote an instant lift but is kind to the purse-strings within it.

Spotted on the runways of Prada, Valentino, Fendi and more, the rock and roll-inspired strap is an individual, detachable piece that can be used to decorate. From exotic animals, artisanal embroidery, sequins, beading and studding, the addition of a statement strap takes your old faithful into fresh, new territory. Basically, in a kind of meta-fashion exercise, your accessories now have accessories.

If you've ever wanted to channel Bowie, Henrix, Prince or Emmylou Harris, this is the trend to try. For those about to rock, we salute you.

Bags that rock: Guitar straps are trending