Summer is one of my favorite seasons when it comes to handbags because your options are basically endless. From woven styles to oversized silhouettes and more, there are so many ways to spruce up your outfit. The good news about summer handbag trends this year is that they’ve gotten more practical! Think stylish yet lofty enough to carry all your essentials from sun screen to lip balm and a water bottle to your wallet. Below, I’m sharing my top 5 styles that do more than just double duty!
I’m so excited to see the resurgence of oversized totes because they’re the most useful of all! Now that we’ll be doing more road trips than plan rides, a tote bag can double up as a duffle and a handbag. Opt for canvas or linen styles that are lighter so you don’t feel too weighed down.
Basket bags are taking a break from the spotlight as rope bags get ushered in. These nifty, featherweight pieces can take you straight from the farmer’s market to brunch in style. I love the casual French vibe this bag adds to a basic tee and jeans outfit – all three pieces combined oozes summer perfection.
One of my favorite summer handbag trends is the braided bag! Thanks to Bottega Veneta, braided styles are everywhere right now from Mango to Phillip Lim and beyond! I’m especially loving tote styles, which function really well as a beach bag!
Itty bitty clutches that barely carry pennies aren’t going anywhere just yet, but now’s the time to take advantage of oversized styles since they’re relevant! Puffed up padded clutches and ruched designs make an outfit more interesting – and they can hold everything you need to take your look from day to night.
Sling bags are perfect when you’re on the go and want to be hands free. Sling them over the shoulder or across the body for a casual cool look. You can pick from smaller styles that hold only your basic needs or larger ones that make an awesome travel companion. Either way, a sling bag won’t let you down!
What summer handbag trends are you digging most?