Stay Cool and Fashion-Forward with These 6 Must-Have Bag Trends for Summer
If you're looking to revamp your wardrobe before the summer season kicks in, let me assist you with the perfect accessory: a handbag. While there are several ways to update your closet, a stylish bag never fails to impress.
If you're looking to revamp your wardrobe before the summer season kicks in, let me assist you with the perfect accessory: a handbag. While there are several ways to update your closet, a stylish bag never fails to impress. Rest assured that you won't want to miss out on the hottest bag trends of summer 2023. Whether you prefer a practical, roomy leather tote bag or a glitzy, sequined evening clutch that screams "let's party," there's a bag style that will suit your taste.
Having said that, perhaps you are seeking a different perspective, and I understand. That's why I contacted Marissa Galante Frank, the accessories and beauty director at Bloomingdale's, to verify the top bags to grab this summer. Continue reading to discover them all listed below.
Frank suggests that the oversized tote, which was prevalent on the runway, is a functional alternative that is much needed after the trend of micro bags for several seasons. According to her, these totes are suitable for our busy 24-hour lifestyles, as they can accommodate essentials like laptops and beauty products. She recommends investing in a leather tote, but also highlights the novelty materials such as canvas, neoprene, or raffia. As someone who uses her bag for multiple purposes, like a car trunk, gym locker, and portable closet, Frank fully endorses the oversized tote.
Mansur Gavriel Soft M Hobo
Naghedi Naghedi St. Barths Large Woven Tote
Advene Trench Tote
Crochet and Raffia
When you're not rushing around the city or going to work, a crochet or raffia bag is a perfect choice. Frank agrees that lightweight and breezy handbags are a must for summer, and thanks to Prada's viral totes, we're seeing fun woven handbags at all price points this year. In addition to classic neutrals, you can also expect to see tons of bright and fun colors in these bags.
DeMellier Santorini Raffia Basket Bag
Mercedes Salazar Chromatic Sun Small Crossbody Bag
Cult Gaia Aurora Large Raffia Clutch
Although I appreciate a practical everyday carry, there's something to be said for adding a touch of glamour with a glitzy purse. Not only does it complement a classic T-shirt and jeans, but it's also a top summer fashion trend. As Frank suggests, it's the perfect accessory for golden hour drinks and summer weddings. To complete the look, don a stylish summer wedding guest dress.
Staud Beaded Bean Convertible Bag
Paco Rabanne Sparkle Nano Paillette-Embellished Metallic Faux Leather Shoulder Bag
Susan Alexandra Ash Bag
While crossbody and shoulder bags are always reliable, consider switching it up with a top-handle bag. As tailoring and sophisticated dressing become more prevalent, top-handle handbags are a timeless and feminine investment that can carry you through fall.
Rylan Logo Plaque Tote Bag
Luar Ana Mini Iridescent Leather Top Handle Bag
Bottega Veneta Andiamo Small Woven Tote
For those who enjoy pickleball or tennis, a luxurious racquet bag is a fun and unexpected way to showcase your summer hobby. Frank notes that bags to support racquet sports are a new addition to the handbag wardrobe.
MZ Wallace Pickle Ball Tote
Tory Burch Convertible Stripe Tennis Tote
Lululemon Tennis Rally Bag 21L
Lastly, canvas handbags are no longer limited to boat totes. Designers are incorporating canvas into various handbag silhouettes, making them a neutral, durable, and versatile option for almost any casual summer look. And let's not forget they make for the best beach bags too.