Sorted your summer ‘fits and now need those all-important extras? Start with the bags. Whether you need something for that festival, beach break or just wanna go from work to wherever with minimum accessory-based fuss, here are five essential summer bags that you need to add to your wishlist asap.
1. Cross the Line
First up, the cross-body bag. The cornerstone of our all-season wardrobes, these down-sized designs are here with an almighty punch for our summer style needs – we’re talking woven wins, cool metallics, pastel palettes, graphic prints and babein’ boho embroideries that are all about that vacay life.
2. Tote It Up
If you’re an everything-but-the-kitchen-sink kinda gal, then the humble tote bag is all you need for your summer stash. Lose the canvas freebies that you’ve somehow accumulated over the years (seriously, where do they all come from?) and look to oversized shapes with extravagant embroideries, so-extra sequins and ombre palettes to up the style status of your arm candy.
3. In Your Clutches
Weddings, race days, grad balls – when it comes to summer, there’s always something that you need to look extra for. From serious sparkles and flapper-girl fringing to the fanciest 3D blooms, a statement-making clutch makes the perfect plus-one for all your big-deal invites – Insta likes, guaranteed.
4. Backpack Flashback
Backpacks = the only way to go hands-free for festivals/days out/the daily grind without seriously restricting what you leave the house with. For SS18 and far beyond, we’re crushing on sports-luxe styles with domed designs in matte black and high-shine metallics, with pastel pieces in clean Scandi silhouettes also making the new season cut.
5. Bumbag Revival
Far removed from the neon numbers that we’ve come to associate with the 90s, bumbags have become one of the unexpected highlights of SS18 – and we’d be lying if we said weren’t totally into it. Make ‘em feel fresh and less Fresh Prince with cool quilted designs, out-there embellishments and pared-back pieces in sweet sorbet shades.