Splurge vs. Save: White-Hot Summer Bags
White has long been the ‘it’ color of summer, and even comes with it’s own set of rules: You should usually avoid wearing it to traditional weddings, but the whole “never wear white after Labor Day” bit is definitely outdated. One things is for sure, though—when the days get longer and the temps get hotter, white bags become a wardrobe staple. We’ve rounded up the some of the most stylish white purses for fashionistas of any budget.
Splurge: Marni Studded Clutch
This white studded clutch will look sizzling against your summer cocktail dresses. Ideal for small items like lip gloss or your phone, this gold-stud Marni bag will definitely stand out in a crowd.
Save: Aldo Eurorydi Stud Cuff Clutch Bag
Aldo really nailed it with the design on this studded clutch. The plain white bag comes with a studded cuff to wear on your wrist for extra style and to make sure you don't lose your precious purse. The cuff is detachable if you decide you'd rather rock the bag solo. We're not sure what's better— the genius design, or the affordable price.
Splurge: Loeffler Randall Rider Convertible
If you're on the hunt for a summer work bag, this white satchel is the item for you. The color will look great with whatever you wear, and the spacious inner compartments and pushlock closure will keep your things organized and secure.
Save: Asos Leather Satchel with Metal Tips
Looking for a work bag that won't put such a drastic dent in your paycheck? This ASOS option will make your workload look just as stylish without breaking the bank.
Splurge: Saint Laurent Shopper Tote
This sleek white tote is the perfect bag for summer. Big enough to carry around all of the extra fun-in-the-sun gear (sunglasses, sunscreen, etc.) while maintaining an elegent design. The calfskin leather exterior and soft suede interior definitely come with a hefty price tag—but would you expect any less from this luxury brand?
Save: Nine West Hamptons Tote
The splurge bag a bit out of your reach? Nine West offers a bag with just as much room and understated style—for under $100. Carry all of your summer essentials in this tote just as easily at a fraction of the cost.
Splurge: Valextra Nomaste Big Hobo Bag
Hobo bags are the best way to pull off your boho-chic summer looks. All the space of tote, but with a more intresting shape and zip closure—you've gotta love something that's practical and fashionable. If you've got money to burn this Valextra bag is quite the beauty.
Save: Banana Republic Alexa Hobo
I'm in love with this Banana Republic hobo bag. Spacious, gorgeous, and it doesn't cost more than my rent. If you're looking to save on style, this bag should definitely move to the top of your to-get list.
Splurge: Lanvin Large JL Wallet
You'll definitely need a chic white wallet to match your new summer bag, and this Lanvin one is sensational. The chain detailing adds trendy edge to an otherwise classic piece. Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks?
Save: Hurley Iconic Wallet
Can't fit Lanvin into your budget? Don't worry, you're not alone. There's always this Hurley option—certainly not as luxurious, but definitely has the same stylish vibe for less than a tenth of the price.