In this post, I’m sharing 7 of my favorite summer handbags for every occasion.
Whether you’re heading to Europe or a beach resort this summer, I’ve compiled the ultimate list of handbags you need this year. From brunch with the girls to days spent at the beach, there’s a summer handbag for every occasion in this guide.
If you’ve read any of my capsule wardrobe posts, you know that I love accessories. Accessories help complete your outfit and they can help your look be unique each day. The same goes for handbags! In the past, I’ve also shared 17 timeless handbags that are worth investing in! So it’s safe to say that I love handbags.
Hopefully this post helps you find some of your new favorite handbags and fall in love with purses just like me. But before we jump into handbags, I want to share the ultimate accessory that’s going to change your life.
Purse Hook Hanger
Stop setting your beautiful purse on the floor! Take your own purse hanger with you.
This accessory easily fits into your handbag and helps you stop setting your purse on the floor or awkwardly holding it in your lap while you eat. Now you can easily store your purse under any table you’re sitting at! Trust me, it’s going to change your life.
Now, let’s jump right into 7 summer handbags for occasion.
7 Summer Handbags for Every Occasion
Brunch with the Girls
Bianca Ball Mesh Handle Bag
Brunch is my favorite event of the summer. Especially when you’re able to find a restaurant with unlimited mimosas and a beautiful garden to explore.
If you’re going to be brunching this year, I’ve managed to find the handbag you’ve been dreaming of. And trust me, it only holds the essentials. Order another round of mimosas and don’t forget the champagne with this perfect brunch purse.
Imagine spending your summer picnicking under the Eiffel Tower, if you’re dreaming of exploring Europe this summer I’ve found the handbag for you.
This Sagrado Handbag will transport you to Spain this summer. Spend the morning exploring the Sagrada Familia and the afternoon enjoying an Aperole Spritz at the beach. This bag will complement the beautiful colors of summer and keep all your valuables safe while you explore.
Ella Hand-Crocheted Tote
Spending a day at the beach also requires the perfect purse. You’ll need something big enough to fit all your beach essentials: sunscreen, sunglasses, a towel and of course, your favorite beach read.
This boho tote will fit all of that and more. It’s beachy, well made and super easy to clean when it gets sandy.
The Perfect Travel Tote
The Large Tote Bag
If you only invest in one handbag this summer, I highly recommend the Marc Jacobs large tote.
There’s a reason this bag has been trending all year and that all my favorite fashion girlies over on TikTok have been traveling with it. From road trips to plane rides, this tote will fit everything you need for your trip.
Peta Pearl Handle Bag
Olga Berg is an Australian designer whose mission was to create handbags that helped women express their unique style.
She set out to create pieces for the perfect night out, day in the city or drinks with the girls. I love this handbag because it’s elegant and can go with any look, whether you’re headed to work or a day out in the city. I’d personally recommend taking this purse on a shopping spree through New York City.
Date Night Clutch
Picking a date night clutch can be a challenge. You want to make sure you find the perfect clutch to compliment your outfit, and I’ve learned you can never go wrong with gold.
I absolutely love this bright, classic clutch from Loeffler Randall. Throw on your favorite dress and complimentary gold heels and paint the town red with this summer date night clutch.
Drinks with the Girls
Going out for drinks with the girls after work? That calls for a special handbag!
I had to pick something more fun than date night, because the girls always deserve the best. That’s why I think this Cult Gaia clutch is a summer must-have. This is my favorite clutch in this whole summer handbags post. I love the smooth details and it will add the pop of color you need this summer.
I’ve talked before about the importance of investing in quality handbags. A purse is something that you take everywhere. It gets thrown into the car, stored under the seat in front of you and dragged out to the beach. Because we take our handbags everywhere, it’s important that they last.
It’s so much better to invest in a handbag that’s going to last years, instead of getting a new handbag each year because the one from last year is already falling apart. Overall, there are tons of handbag designers and handbags out there! I’ve just chosen my favorites for the top summer occasions you’ll find yourself in this year.
What have I missed?
If you think I’ve missed an occasion that calls for the perfect handbag, let me know. I’m always looking forward to chatting with you over on Instagram. Make sure to check out @basiarestrepo and connect with me there.