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Summer Handbags

Summer Handbags Ah, summer. The season of all things warm, sunny, beach, pool, and outdoors. Time to break out the shorts, T-shirts, summer dresses, sandals, and beachwear. And what do you carry with you to complete your summer look? Why a summer handbag of course.

Even though summer is a new season, it’s not typically a new fashion season. So what was trendy in spring is usually trendy during summer. But there are certain bag types that are for the most part only carried in the summer and these are what we call summer handbags. Bags like beach totes and straw handbags complement your summer look and activities better than your average trendy spring handbag. Nautical handbags are perfect for sunny days out on the boat or strolling through a harbor town.

In this Summer Handbags Guide, we spell out what’s hot for summer and give you our recommendations. You’ll see affordable and colorful arm candy, designer beach totes, the latest straw bags, and more. Enjoy!


Straw Handbags: Nothing says summer more than straw handbags. Afterall, when you combine straw, seagrass, raffia, and/or reeds with beading, fabric, leather, and color, you get the perfect blend of nature and fashion. Straw bags come in a wide range of shapes and sizes from basket-style bags to designer totes. You can use them as beach bags, shopping totes, and everyday bags which makes them not only stylish, but truly versatile.

Sun N Sand Orchid Lane
Sun N Sand Orchid Lane
kate spade new york Cobble Hill Straw Little Minka
Kate Spade Cobble Hill Straw Little Minka
Bamboo 54 Jasmine Bag
Bamboo 54 Jasmine Bag
Magid Two Tone Mix Stripe Paper Tote
Magid Two Tone Mix Stripe Paper Tote

 

Beach Totes: Many people when they think of summer think of the beach or the pool. So if you plan to hit the water to cool off in these hot summer months, definitely carry along a cute beach bag to tote along all your favorite beach necessities including towel, book, sandals, and sunscreen. Most totes make wonderful beach and pool bags, but a cute tote bag or designer tote is a great choice for hitting the beach or pool in style.

Echo Cozumel Medallion Beach Sack
Echo Cozumel Medallion Beach Sack
pb travel Amy Tote
pb travel Amy Tote
Earth Axxessories Striped Straw Tote
Earth Axxessories Striped Straw Tote
Sakroots Artist Circle Beach Tote
Sakroots Artist Circle Beach Tote

 

Bright Colored Handbags: It’s a spring trend that certainly continues into summer. That means you can carry your brightly colored handbag or find must-haves in pastels, brights, and neons throughout the season. Look for bright yellows, greens, purples, blues to stay on-trend.

Orla Kiely Punched Stem Tarpaulin Tilly Bag
Orla Kiely Punched Stem Tarpaulin Tilly Bag
BODHI Debbie Tote
BODHI Debbie Tote
Nine West Handbags Snake Charmer Satchel
Nine West Snake Charmer Satchel
kate spade new york Bow Terrace Bradshaw Shopper
Kate Spade Bow Terrace Bradshaw Shopper

 

Clutch Bags: Nightlife heats up during the summer. It’s when stores stay open longer, cities come to life, and people stay out later. Clutches definitely go hand-in-hand (pun intended) with nightlife so it’s only natural that clutches make great summer handbags. Clutches are small enough to carry by hand, yet large enough to hold all your essentials like phone, makeup, and credit cards.

Melie Bianco Imelda Tri-Colored Color Block Clutch
Melie Bianco Imelda Tri-Colored Color Block Clutch
baggallini Monaco Clutch
baggallini Monaco Clutch
Juicy Couture Wave Print Clutch
Juicy Couture Wave Print Clutch
BODHI Signature Safety Clutch
BODHI Signature Safety Clutch

 

Nautical Handbags: Set sail in style with a nautical handbag. It doesn’t matter if you actually spend time on a yacht or boat, you can certainly look like you do with a nautical themed handbag. Nautical bags often feature anchors, navy blue shades, boats, and yachting style.

Straw Studios Bar Harbor Clutch
Straw Studios Bar Harbor Clutch
M. Andonia Anchors Away Chic
M. Andonia Anchor’s Away Chic
Sun N Sand Maritime
Sun N Sand Maritime
Ashley M Sailor Skull Striped Tote Bag
Ashley M Sailor Skull Striped Tote Bag

 

White Handbags: White handbags are most on-trend in the warmer months. Perhaps it’s because they go with just about any color. Maybe it’s because of the old adage about white and Labor Day. Regardless of the reason, summer is the best time to dig out and carry your favorite white handbag. Don’t have one? Check out our favorites below.

Anne Klein Snake Charm Satchel
Anne Klein Snake Charm Satchel
MICHAEL Michael Kors Weston Large Top Zip Shoulder
MICHAEL Michael Kors Weston Large Top Zip Shoulder
Jessica Simpson Bali Tote
Jessica Simpson Bali Tote
Tignanello A Lister French Tote
Tignanello A Lister French Tote
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