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On My Style Radar: The Bags Of Summer

By Unefemme @DejaPseu

straw tote with colored tassel ornamentEven though it’s still mostly Sweater Season around here, I’m ready to ditch my dark and heavy leather bags for something a little lighter. Bags can be an easy way to “summer-ize” a look, and this season there’s a lot to catch the eye.

Bags Of Straw…

Whimsical straw bags are a hot trend, and a fun option for casual outfits. They’re available in a wide range of sizes and prices, with more structured styles toward the pricier end of the spectrum. Totes like the one above with embellishment or colorful accents are the most common style I’ve seen.

On My Style Radar: The Bags Of Summer

If you prefer something more structured, here’s a fun take on a “fisherman’s basket” style with both a top handle and crossbody strap.

In The Bucket…

leather bucket bag with faux pearl studs

A leather bucket bag like this one hits that middle ground between polished and casual. The faux pearl studs are a nice touch!

Furla perforated leather bucket bag

I tried on this perforated leather bucket bag when we were in Italy, and was very tempted…

leather bucket bag with netting

This netting and leather bag makes me think of sunny days on the French Riviera and Jane Birkin, pre-Birkin bag.  (I’m predicting this is going to be a cult favorite.)

Featherweight Champ…

Longchamp nylon le Pliage with crossbody strap

If you’ll be traveling this summer, you could do worse than this pretty le Pliage nylon bag for lightweight day-to-evening wear. I love that Longchamp is now offering so many styles with a crossbody strap!

Do you switch out your bags seasonally? What kind of bag says “summer” to you?

More Summer Bags…

On My Style Radar: The Bags Of Summer
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