4 Bags You’ll Need This Summer

May 31, 2018

Since I started blogging 6 months ago I have acquired a lot more bags than what I previously had. I owned just a couple of purses – 1 everyday bag that would hold all of my stuff, 1 nice designer bag that I would take to fancy events, and 1 small shoulder bag for when I go out. But now, I own at least 5 more bags. A couple shoulder bags, a beach bag, one new designer bag, and a few everyday bags that at rotate using. I wanted to have a bunch of different style bags that I could wear to different events all summer long. Buying all of these different bags really made me want to share my thoughts on the major bag trends of the summer. Below I share my personal opinion on what I really think of each style and how and where you can wear the bags. Read my little guide to help you determine what popular bag style you want to wear all summer long.


Big straw tote bags have been around for awhile now, we see them pop up in stores right around memorial day each year. I personally only thought of these woven bags being used as beach bags. I never really thought of them as a fashion bag that I could accessorize an outfit with. Yes, you can just use this type of bag at the beach but you can also take it to the mall with you, go grocery shopping, or have it while you’re out at the park having a picnic. Wear it to a fun outdoor party or just use it as your everyday bag. This giant tote bag is cute and practical.


I fell in love with the small circle shoulder bags. They are this little cute round bag that can come in neutral colors to match any outfit. I own the brown circle bag in the flat lay photo above and since buying it last month, I have worn it in multiple blog photos and worn it out with friends. I have gotten so many compliments of how cute, simple, and fashionable the bag is. The bag also fits a lot more than you think too, I can throw my phone, wallet, keys, and some makeup in the bag.


We have all seen picnic baskets before, they are this huge woven basket that can hold very heavy food, drinks, and blankets. But have you seen these tiny basket bags that are ADORABLE? Unlike the large straw tote bags that will fit everything and anything like Mary Poppins bag, these small bags will only fit a few items. You can wear this bag out to dinner, to concerts or outdoor parties. I have gotten a lot of compliments on my small basket bag from Target. (pictured below) You can really go for a fashion statement buy tieing a bandana scarf around the handle of the bag.


I first saw the bamboo bag on Instagram, big influencers were holding this bag in posts that got thousands of likes. I personally had never really seen this type of bag before. At first, I thought it was a really weird bag, that it’s not practical at all. But as I started seeing more and more bloggers with this bag, I realized that this bag is just a fashion bag, it’s not really useful, it’s just supposed to be cute. This trend is slowly being introduced into stores but I first saw the arc bamboo bag this past February and March online. The bags below are very pricey, so if you are looking for a less expensive bag, I would suggest shopping for it on Amazon. (Read this post on how to buy clothing on Amazon)

All of these bags do have a couple things in common – they are round and they are made of a straw/woven material. So as long as you find a bag that fits into both of those categories, you’ll be considered “on trend” as they say. You don’t have to spend a lot of money either on seasonal bags. Stores like Target and Urban Outfitters are really cute bags for under $50.
What do you all think of the circle bag trend?


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18 responses to “4 Bags You’ll Need This Summer”

  1. Rhianna says:

    I love the circle bag! I also like the idea of bucket bags, but I don’t know how to style them – any ideas?

    • CozyStylist says:

      Just try a simple outfit, solid colors, no crazy prints or styles. This is draw attention to the bag!

  2. Loren G says:

    I love handbags! And this one’s are different but sooo cute!

  3. Trace says:

    Great post! Love all these bag options! My favorites are the bamboo bags–so cute!

    Trace x | https://thefashioncollector.com/

    • CozyStylist says:

      Yes I love the bamboo bags too! They are kind of different from what we are all used too but, that is what makes them cool! Thanks for reading 🙂

  4. Disa Rastogi says:

    Hey you have a great collection of handbags. The small circle one is my favourite – simple n classy.

  5. Aliki says:

    The straw bags are just a must this summer and also the round ones look great! I am definitely getting one of these since they look lovely! Nice post! 🙂

  6. Britt K says:

    Just the sight of a straw tote bag screams summer to me. I love it!
    Britt | http://alternativelyspeaking.ca

  7. Caroline says:

    I love straw tote bags in the summer! I also loved the small circle ones too, so cute!

  8. Shan says:

    I think my boyfriend will kill me if I buy another bag 😂 lovely post – gorgeous choice of bags in my opinion you can never have enough

  9. I can’t bring myself to the bamboo bag, I’m just not that cool. But I have ordered a straw bag with tassles and I can’t wait for it to arrive!

    • CozyStylist says:

      I thought the same thing about the bamboo bag! I do love my straw bag tho and I use it all the time!

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