As the weather grows warmer, it becomes more and more difficult to think of creative ways to accessorize an outfit. Classic tricks like layering scarves or wearing edgy boots are not an option during the summer. However, women still need to carry handbags. Instead of carrying the same basic totes every day, women should expand their horizons and view purses as fashion accessories, not just as utilitarian necessities.
Structured purses have made a major comeback in the past few months. Women who are no longer excited by the bohemian look should embrace mod stylings. The colorblocking on the Curved Cutabout Tote Handbag is curved, giving a classic look some modern flair.
A small bag that doubles as a clutch is another great option for summer. Shoulder straps can grow uncomfortable and start to feel sticky when it is humid. The Riza Mini by Guess is just big enough to hold a phone, some money and a few other necessities. The long strap is detachable, and the zipper pull is just long enough to loop around the wrist. The Specks Mini is a little bit bigger but is still very lightweight. It is a sleek bucket bag that would transition well from the beach to an upscale club or bar.
Michael Kors is a favorite brand of women who like to look like they are always on vacation and enjoying themselves. The LG Tote is a fun striped variation on a classic beachy tote bag. It comes with a small leather pouch that zips closed to keep valuables secure. The Jet Set Tote is less beach-friendly, but it is no less summery. It is slightly retro. It has the look of a much-coveted “it bag,” so women who want to feel on the cusp of the latest trends should consider carrying this stunner.