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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.

Summer Bags: Canvas Tote

1. 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

Summer Bags: Mini Shoulder Bag

2. 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

Summer Bags: Bright Clutch

3. 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

Summer Bags: Native Print

4. 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

Summer Bags: Minimal Backpack

5. 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

Summer Bags: Straw Bag

6. 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

Emily Cholakian

I started my blog, Stiletto Beats, in 2010 as an assignment for my Fashion Journalism class and quickly fell in love. After years of blogging about fashion news and inspirations I decided to take it to the next level, incorporating my daily outfits and personal life. A little about me? Well, I love bunnies, eat way too much candy and love to write sappy quotes about life, love and surviving my quarter life crisis in Los Angeles. Stiletto Beats is my fashion diary dedicated to anyone who has experienced the happiness that comes from the perfect pair of shoes or the perfect song on a not-so-perfect day.

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