The 6 Summer Handbags You’ll Want to Own

by Emily Cholakian

The 6 Summer Handbags You’ll Want to Own

Whether you’re headed to a beach bonfire or a backyard barbecue, having the right bag is essential. After all, nobody wants to be caught poolside with last season’s quilted satchel. Here are the six summer handbags to fit every adventure.


1. Canvas Tote


Summer Bags: Canvas Tote


When it comes to summer handbags, no bag is ready to tackle the season like a tote. Take yours to the farmer’s market, the pool, or park. We love the way Sazan added a pop of red to her everyday denim-on-denim look.



1. Mossimo Supply Co. Geometric Print Tote Handbag, $24.99 2. Marc by Marc Jacobs Packables Lighthearted Shopper, $49 3. Bueno Striped Canvas Tote Handbag, $34.99 4. Fossil Sydney Shopper, $188


2. Mini Shoulder Bag


Summer Bags: Mini Shoulder Bag

This little bag, which can be worn crossbody, is the perfect thing for road trips. It holds everything you need and nothing extra. We caught blogger Kiara of Tobruck Ave roadside with a leather mini bag.



1. Merona Mini Crossbody Handbag, $11.48 2. Pour La Victoire Nora Crossbody, $164.99 3. Fossil Sydney Crossbody Bag, $98 4. Iris and Ink Chelsea Croc-Effect Leather Shoulder Bag, $210


3. Bright Clutch


Summer Bags: Bright Clutch


Summer is all about having fun. What better way to add a spot of fun to your look than with printed clutch? Sheryl of Walk in Wonderland celebrates the season with this sunset clutch. Wear it with denim during the day and a little black dress for night.



1. Marc by Marc Jacobs Isle de Sea Clutch, $178 2. Asos Clutch Bag With Weave and Embellished Fringing, $57.16 3. Gap Printed Leather Clutch, $39.95 4. Glint Beaded Flap Clutch, $88


4. Native Print


Summer Bags: Native Print


This season is all about detail, and we’re loving all things native and embroidered. Cara Loren styles her black-and-white batik print bag for a casual night out. Native print backpacks are perfect for festival wear.



1. Merona Diamond Print Tote Handbag, $34.99 2. Mossimo Supply Co. Mini Crossbody Handbag, $14.99 3. Big Buddha Jaztec Crossbody, $60 4. Urban Renewal Textile Crossbody Bag, $19.99


5. Minimal Backpack


Summer Bags: Minimal Backpack


City dwellers need one bag and one bag only: the backpack. Keep it minimal and fresh. Kristen Lam of KristenGlam wears a mint stunner around the streets of New York City.



1. Dooney & Bourke Nylon Flap Back, $139 2. Topshop Faux Leather Backpack, $68 3. Sole Society Nellie Studded Faux Leather Backpack, $49.95 4. French Connection Prim Lady Faux Leather Backpack, $88


6. Straw Bag


Summer Bags: Straw Bag


No matter if you’re headed to the boardwalk or any summer event, the straw bag is the summer bag. Liz of Late Afternoon packs away her beautiful peonies for an afternoon coffee run in an ultra chic version.



1. Seafolly Women’s Beach Bohemian Tote Bag, $28.49 2. Flora Bella Marina Crochet Tote Bag, $108.75 3. Merona Beach Tote Handbag, $29.99 4. Topshop Woven Straw Panel Duffle Bag, $60