It’s never too early to start thinking about your Spring and Summer outfits, especially when we’re all craving some vitamin D during this grey Winter. It’s the one thing that’s getting us through the bitter cold, and with retailers beginning to put out their SS19 stock, we’re all getting a little bit (too) excited. Maybe it seems slightly too hasty to be buying bikinis and mini dresses, but it’s never too soon to be investing in your statement summer bag, since you can start using it in the Winter and Spring anyway. From the rising trend of bamboo bags, to the beads that haven’t stopped selling out since last summer, these are the top picks that will feed all your sunny accessory needs…
The Best Trending Bags To Buy Ahead Of Spring and Summer
From wooden Cult Gaia Ark bags to Shrimps’ pearl beaded beauties, these are the top trending bags to get you ready for the new season
Bamboo Basket Bag
The bamboo bag that all influencers are wearing in their hands right now. This Cult Gaia bag is trending everywhere and is inspiring other retailers too. It’s one of the must-have bags for the summer, and whether you’re in Brighton or Barbados, this will be your new dreamy beach accessory.
String Bucket Bag
The brand that helped the string bucket bag trend take off this year, Staud have some of the most wanted bags right now and have proved to be a huge hit with influencers. Their classic, clean-cut designs are seamless and buying one of their bags will be a great investment for your Spring and Summer style. But if you're not keen on spending this much on a bag, then we have added some similar, affordable options in the suggestions below.
Shrimps made the 90’s bead style seriously cool again, and we couldn’t be happier. And, with their boxy bead bags becoming influencer’s style favourites last summer, they’ve shown no sign of stopping, coming out with an even sunnier and cuter style. This vibrant yellow tote bag is the new it-bag from Shrimps, and it’s already finding itself on every influencer’s arm. Even in the Winer, we cannot seem to resist a summer bag! It's a big price to pay, so we have added in some cheaper alternatives in the suggestion section below.
Circle and Straw Bags
Circular bags are very in right now, and so are staple straw pieces, so we’re doubling up on these trends with this straw bag from & Other Stories. It’s the perfect beach bag, but that shouldn’t stop you from taking it everywhere you go, whether it’s beach or street. It’s classic, it’s fun and it’s stylish as hell.
Funky Handle Bags
Simple bags with exciting handles are everywhere right now. From bamboo to chunky chains to tortoiseshell, designers have been experimenting with materials to jazz up the handles of our everyday bags. This tortoiseshell handle bag in nude from Topshop is designed in faux leather and folds over to become a clutch. Soft leathers are also slowly becoming pretty popular, and are set to be huge come Summer and Spring, so you’ll be ahead of the game with this bargain beauty.