We've said it countless times but it still bears repeating: Accessories, such as sunglasses, jewelry, shoes, and bags, have the power to take an outfit from zero to 100 in mere seconds, effortlessly. That's right; swiftly and easily it's possible to jazz up a look with a cool pair of thick-framed aviators or add an enchanting pop of color to a simple neutral outfit with a bright-hued purse. That being said, summer is just about the best time to freshen up your stock of accouterments, when the season's juiciest colors are on full display.
As you tackle the seasonal accessory refresh, we thought we'd help out a bit by highlighting all the best summer bags we've been itching to add to our own personal collection. These handbags are not only favorites of fashion girls around the globe, but they're also useful sartorial shortcuts to leveling up an outfit in two seconds flat. From tiny and colorful hands-free styles to rattan and straw warm-weather essentials, ahead, read on to see our handbag MVPs of the summer.
Zara Woven Shoulder Bag ($50)
When the mercury rises I'm quick to snatch up a textured bag—this one features a vibrant woven material that would pair perfectly against a breezy eyelet dress.
Sensi Studio Rainbow Beaded Bag ($219)
Taste the rainbow.
Oroton Frida Mini Shoulder Bag ($380)
The inclusion of raffia really adds to the summer vibe.
Who What Wear Harper Woven Shoulder Bag ($80)
An editor favorite.
Brandon Blackwood Mini Cara Duffle Bag ($150)
Brandon Blackwood is a designer you'll want to get acquainted with really soon. His bright bags frequently sell out, and judging from this mini wonder it's not hard to see why.
GU-DE Small Lisa Leather Shoulder Bag ($285)
A juicy shade of orange to make all of your denim outfits pop.
Mango Jute Cross-Body Bag ($50)
This really looks so expensive.
By Far Mini Rachel Shoulder Bag ($282)
You already know: a list of our favorite bags has got to include By Far.
Elleme Vague Shoulder Bag ($445)
If you're hesitant to embrace saturated color, might we suggest dabbling into pale yellow?
Jacquemus Le Pitchou Mini Bag ($276)
Take a styling cue from Emilia Muss and wear it with as a companion to your favorite shoulder bag: double the pleasure, double the fun.
By Far Miranda Shoulder Bag ($520)
This color just satisfies my eyes in every way.
Coming of Age Everyday Bag ($235)
Summer is also prime time to take a break from leather to try out other materials like nylon.
Dragon Diffusion Grace Double Jump Tote Bag ($319)
This has been on my wishlist forever.
Neous Mercury Tasseled Shoulder Bag ($495)
Neous bags are always geometrically intriguing and fun.
Petit Kouraj Daye Tote ($147)
The draped fringe can really add dimension to any look.
Prada Cleo Brushed Leather Shoulder Bag ($2250)
We're in the season of the Cleo.
Staud Luna Bag ($395)
The net overlay is a (welcomed) unexpected detail.
Mansur Gavriel Pencil Shoulder Bag ($495)
If you don't mind editing your possessions, this mini bag aptly called the Pencil, is a cool addition to your bag collection.
Loeffler Randall Maggie Woven Turned Out Baguette ($325)
We love a woven moment.
Loewe Paula's Ibiza Bag ($550)
A cult favorite, this bag continuously sells out even during the winter months. Luckily we found a few in stock, so here's your chance to scoop this up.
Coperni Mini Swipe Bag ($495)
Coperni's Swipe bag has steadily appeared on my timeline, prompting me to believe it's next up in the cycle of trendy bags.
Paco Rabanne 1969 Raffia Bucket Bag ($1200)
Paco Rabanne's famous space age purses get a resort-y update.
Bottega Veneta Doll Tote Bag ($2700)
No one's doing the handbag game quite like Bottega Veneta right now, and this bright lilac purse is just one of the captivating styles we've seen come out of the Italian house as of late.
Mietis Studio Blossom Green Bag ($530)
A friend recently put me on to this brand, and I'm seriously thinking about buying one for summer.
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