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.
STRAW TOTE BAG
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.
SMALL CIRCLE BAG
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.