These handbags are perfect for summer

Beach balls. Pool days. Ice cream. Handbags?!

OK, bags might not be the first thing you think of when you picture summer, but they're the easiest way to accessorize your warm-weather outfits. From oversized totes to mini purses, here are six bags you need to have this szn.

Slouch bags


Effortlessly cool slouch bags are the definition of laid-back summer style. Whether they're made from soft leather or a lightweight fabric, these bags add a touch of bohemian charm to any look. Depending on the size, they also hold a lot of extra room for all of your summer essentials (sunscreen, digital camera, chapstick, you name it!). Pair them with long, flowy dresses or a white linen button-up and denim shorts for an easygoing, beachy vibe.

Oversized totes


Does anything scream summer more than an oversized tote?

Perfect for beach days or trips to the farmers market, oversized totes are a summer staple. Whether you're packing towels and a book for a day by the ocean or tossing in your essentials for a day of errands, these spacious bags are a perfect combo of style and function.

Lady handbags


Classic and sophisticated, lady handbags are timeless accessories that never go out of style. This summer, updated versions of this chic bag are popping up in bold colors and playful prints in a modern twist to this traditional silhouette. Perfect for everything from brunch dates to evening outings, these bags best elevate mini dresses and blazers or crop tops and jeans.

Baguette bags


Like the name suggests, these shoulder bags were inspired by the iconic silhouette of a French baguette —not to mention that they're definitely making a comeback this summer. They're ideal if you're looking for a bag with a sleek design and compact size, perfect for when you don't want to carry around a large purse but still need something to hold your essentials. These minis go great with tailored pants and long tees or a button-down and jeans for an upscale casual fit.

Round bags


OK, we know what you're thinking. Round bags? As in...circular??

That's right. These fun and playful bags are a must-have accessory for summer. They come in a variety of styles from fringe to beads to intricate embroidery. They're the perfect pop of personality you need to add to your fits, especially if they come in a crossbody. We highly recommend taking these to your next summer concert or music festival. The whimsier, the better!

Bags with pockets


Who doesn't love a bag that combines fashion and function? Bags with pockets are what the girls have wanted for, like, ever. Bags with pockets on the outside are not only stylish but incredibly practical, offering plenty of storage space for your phone, keys and other essentials. 

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by Megha Gupta | 5/25/2024