There are so many cute summer handbag styles out right now, and a few trends have emerged as stars! We’ve rounded up our favorite trends that you can tote throughout the season. As we are all more comfortable getting out and about, it’s time to switch over that winter bag to a pretty summer handbag! I think vacation planning is on everyone’s mind, so we wanted to be sure you knew the hot trends and summer handbag styles you’re going to see everywhere! These would be great for a beach trip, dining al fresco by the water, or even casual and practical for your daily errands!
Summer Handbag Style #1: Natural Fibers
Of course, nothing says “summer” like bags made from wicker, bamboo, raffia, and straw! These designs are a summer staple, and I love them because they’re typically neutral and pair well with any outfit. I think they’re especially cute with floral dresses because they let your outfit shine!
Crossbody bags make the best “day bags” and are a great style when you’re on the go and need a hands-free option!
Color Pop – Half and Half!
If you prefer an accent bag, a mix of color and wicker are a unique option. These bags are generally a little dressier and can add a pop of color to your look.
Summer Handbag Style #2: Circle-Shaped Crossbody Bags
This may be the most popular style we are seeing this year, and I’m loving it! The circle bag is so cute, trendy, and is a great size for a crossbody. The simplicity makes it a great “everyday” casual bag you can use the whole season. You can also find larger totes in the circle shape as well! (THIS one from Target is so fun!)
Summer Handbag Style #3: Pom Poms
The most darling trend this year goes to the Pom Poms! They’re fun and flirty and add a playful pop to any purse or beach bag. You’ll see some poms in bright colors, while others stick to the tone of the bag.
Summer Handbag Style #4: Bright & Fun Embellishments
Look for bags with straw fringe, colored tassels, bright scarves, and ribbons! These embellishments add such a fun flair and instantly bring the summer vibes! If you love these designs, don’t forget to look for bags embellished with trendy pearls and embroidery too.
Summer Handbag Style #5: Funky Handles
I’m loving all the funky handles and geometric shapes this season! Circle bags are hot, and bamboo handles are a prominent detail we’re seeing a lot. Other funky handles have large bows, chains, knots, or colorful straps. I think they’re such a fun way to add instant summer flair to any outfit.
I Need Your Help!
You may not believe it, but I haven’t ordered a summer handbag yet! I can’t decide, so I’m going to let you do it for me! Check out my six favorites and vote in the comments, okay? Just leave me a number! I’m going to get whichever one you choose!
Have you picked a summer handbag yet? I’d love to know what designs you’re loving right now! Leave me a comment and let me know, okay? We’ve rounded up our favorite 2021 summer handbag styles at a variety of price points below. Click on any image to shop or for sizing details.