Fashion File: Summer Bags for Every Occasion

There’s nothing like having a great collection of bags you can rely on for all the different Summer activities and occasions you enjoy and attend during the season: date nights, picnics, beach days….they all require different sizes, materials and finishes. Going out for dinner? a mini bag where you can fit your favorite lipstick and wallet may be just what you need; spending the day at the beach? a roomy and lightweight tote is necessary to carry all the essentials. Different activities call for different bags, and here’s a list of 6 must-have bags for Summer 🙂

1. A Saddle Bag: Definitely a silhouette that is still going strong and nothing like a white bag to keep your outfit on the light side during the warmer months of the year. Great options: Rebecca Minkoff Unlined Saddle Bag | Kate Spade orchard street hemsley leather crossbody bag | Rebecca Minkoff Paris Saddle Bag (obsessed!!!)

2. A Printed Clutch: Great for those days when you don’t have to carry much (date nights?). A printed version brings your outfit up a notch and keeps things interesting 😉 Great Options: Clare Vivier Genuine Calf Hair Leopard Print Zip Clutch | Agape Hesed Leopard Pouch | Clare Vivier Calf Hair Pouch

3. A great weekender: Necessary for weekend trips and short getaways! Great Options: Indigo The Great Canadian Weekender | Splendid Monterey Weekender | Madewell The Transport Weekender

4. A Mini-Bag: For just the essentials and when you don’t feel like carrying a lot of weight. Great Options: Old Navy Tassel Mini Crossbody | Shaffer Stephanie Camera bag | Botkier Murray Hill Mini Tote | Alexander Wang Mini Rockie Cross Body Bag | Banana Republic Italian Pebble Double-Zip Clutch Bag

5. A Canvas Tote: Whether you’re hitting the park, the beach or just walking around town, be prepared for anything the day might bring 🙂 Great Options: Gap Embroidered Girlfriend Tote | J.Crew Surfside Canvas Tote | Splendid Emerald Bay Tote

6. A Straw Market Tote: Because Summer is all about Farmer’s markets and this will be your best accessory! Great Options: J.Crew Straw Market Tote | Hat Attack ibiza Tote | Colorblock Straw Shoulder Bag