Lightweight wear isn’t limited to garments this summer. Don’t forget that your handbag needs a change too. And the biggest trend we’re seeing is the micro-bag. Cross-body or slung from your shoulder, small purses are popping up everywhere—and on everyone.
Fashion forward celebs like Kate Bosworth, Alexa Chung and Diane Kruger all have been spotted with tiny totes. Try their looks from Proenza Schouler (Bosworth), to Chanel (Chung) and Hermès (Kruger), or a few others we’ve found below.
Remember, this summer leave the winter weight behind and keep it to the essentials: sunnies, gloss, wallet and phone.
There’s a quilted purse for every season. That’s our mantra, anyway! Chanel’s Boy Bag is out in lots of summer-happy colors, like this baby blue. The patent leather gives it a little extra shine to sparkle in the sun, and the silver chain will keep you from floating away.
Chloé’s Marcie mini-bag was one of the first mini-me’s we fell for. While we love a big shoulder bag, we can’t help but fall for anything that’s “so cute!” The curvaceous body reminds us that real women have curves, and stylish women carry Chloé.
It’s you versus the sun. Let’s see who brings more heat this summer when you’re carrying Miu Miu’s Madras bag. The top handle is super chic and can help you carry this one over into the fall. But for summer, sling this little ladylike accessory over your shoulder and away we go.
Texture is definitely the name of the game at Gucci—especially when it’s crocodile. And extra points for the bold yellow color! This one is an icon in the making, with its signature bamboo handle and playful tassels. Gucci perfectly channels summer on the Italian Riviera with one simple accessory.
All of the cool girls wear Stella McCartney. And it doesn’t get much cooler than the Grace bag. The dainty chain dresses it up without going overboard (remember, cool) and we’re really liking this pop of bright red. The faux embossed croc print is ladylike and the length and fold over flap keeps it casual.
We’re suckers for a minaudiere. It’s the lady in us who just wants to get dolled up once in a while (or, um, always). Lanvin’s satin minaudiere on a gold snake chain is subtle enough to wear daytime, but perfect at night. The beaded embroidery is just a splash of abstract embellishment, which keeps this little number looking cool and not too formal.
We’ve been obsessed with Roger Vivier’s Prismick collection since it launched last year. And each new season has us smitten! This multi-colored snakeskin handbag is a stunner. And the vibrant turquoise and gray tones will keep you cool all summer long—and well into the fall.