I’ll get my bag
Your ultimate companion, dancing buddy or dumping ground: however you view your handbag, one thing’s for certain, it’s the accessory few of us are seen without. Until recently that is.
Now, these stand-out summer styles are all the motivation we need to grab our phones, keys and a dazzling summer lipstick and head out again.
The staycation carry-all
We won’t be travelling far, but we’re determined to make the most of our summer with plenty of local adventures. The Mini Lillie Carryall from Coach is roomy enough for a few silky summer dresses, sunglasses and our beauty essentials – all we need for a dreamy weekend staycation.
Wear it with: an ankle-skimming dress and sandals, or an oversized shirt and white denim. Either way, face-framing sunglasses and a panama hat are non-negotiable.
The grab-and-go mini
Spontaneous social plans have been non-existent in recent months, but now we’re finally able to enjoy last-minute shopping plans or drinks with friends – and these exclusive MyPlayFurla styles are just what we’ll be reaching for as we dash out the door. With a generous shoulder strap and delicate chain details – plus the opportunity to be customised – these bags are perfect for pinning under your arm as you juggle cocktails with friendly reunions. Just the right size for all your essentials too!
Wear it with: anything. Pair the black edition with heels for after-dark or opt for the white version with day-time denim as you nip to your favourite café.
The too-school-for-cool satchel
Sleek and sophisticated: Stuart Weitzman’s new arrivals are the elegant additions you need this summer. Crafted in Spain with eye-catching red leather, the ADELINA satchel and the matching GABRIELLA crossbody bag are designed to stand out. As we slowly make our way back into the office, these are the perfect pick me ups.
Wear it with: a loose-fit shirt and satin midi for polished professionalism. Gold jewellery matches the handbag’s subtle hardware.
These bags are perfect for pinning under your arm as you juggle cocktails with friendly reunions.
The fun and flirty fringe
The stuff bohemian dreams are made of, this every day M bag from Maje pairs fun fringing with a beautiful palette to epitomise summer. With a supple yet structured silhouette, it’s easy-to-wear elegance at its best. We’ll be channelling its free spirit with barefoot picnics on the beach and lazy Sunday brunches.
Wear it with: a linen dress and espadrilles on sunny summer days, or a floaty maxi dress to recreate the full festival vibe in your local park.
The adventurous belt bag
Wherever you’re spending your summer, there’s an adventure to be found in your local city. Make the most of it with this hands-free design from Michael Kors. The black quilted leather adds a touch of luxury to any outfit, while its dinky size is the perfect companion for wandering cobbled streets and dining al fresco.
Wear it with: denim cut-offs and gladiator sandals – then head to the coast for an easy breezy stroll through little-explored neighbourhoods.
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