Summer is (almost) here and fewer layers mean fewer pockets to store away all your belongings so what better time to hop on the bag trends you’ll be seeing all summer?
We all know how disappointing women’s jeans pockets can even and even if your go-to dress surprisingly has pockets, it’s time to consider getting a handbag or two that will fit your summer aesthetic and all the outdoor activities you have planned. Luckily, there’s a trend for you no matter your taste.
From Y2K-inspired bags that will go with all your printed pants and reusable tote bags that are no match to their elevated counterparts, there are plenty of bags that will dominate this warm weather season and we’ve rounded up our favorites at every budget.
Let the outdoor activities commence! With the weather on our side, we’re more than ready to head outdoors and bask in the sun – whether that’s at the beach, a picnic, or even some hikes. And that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your fashion sense. Instead, when finishing your look opt for a market bag. From reusable totes that come in their own pouch and can be easily stored to chic slimmer tote perfect to put away your flowers after your weekend farmer’s market run, market bags – big or small – are one of the best bets this season.
’90s Shoulder Bags
No summer Y2K outfit would be complete without the complimentary shoulder bag. Big enough to carry the essentials but small enough to not overshadow your outfit, slim and chic shoulder bags are every model off duties preferred bag and ours, too!
If you love the idea of market bags but want a more elevated version, then opt for triangle-shaped totes. They have all the space of a regular tote but the style of a ’90s shoulder bag. You get the best of both world’s and Hannah Montana would be proud of your accessory of choice.
Contrary to popular belief, mini bags aren’t passé. Sure, they might not be our first pick when choosing a bag nowadays, but as long as they still can fit the necessities (phone, wallet, extra mask, hand sanitizer, and lip balm), we’re more than happy to pair them with ‘fits especially if it’s more of a going-out look.
If a crossbody bag and a fanny pack had a child, it would be these crossbody bags – or as I like to call them “third boob bags” or “waist huggers.” They fall looser than your average fanny pack but tighter than your normal fanny pack and are often half-moon shaped. Again they are the perfect mix between a casual and functional bag and its elevated cousin. You get that handy, “look ma’ no hands” feature, perfect for biking or your roller activity of choice, but you also look put together if a fanny pack is too casual for your vaxxed girl summer aesthetic.
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