16 Semi-Impractical But Absolutely Perfect Bags For Summer

Woven, wooden, tiny, and more

What’s our favorite part of dressing for summer? Kitschy handbags, of course. When the weather is too hot to wear anything more than a breezy crop top and some denim cutoffs, we turn to whimsical accessories to really make an outfit sing.

And, look, we understand that whimsical does not equal practical. Because: How much can you really fit into a tiny woven bag? And: Do we really want the whole world to see what we’re carrying in our clear PVC tote? But also, honestly: Who cares? It’s summer, have some fun!

Here then are 16 summer handbags that are perfectly impractical, because why not have some fun while you're sweating up a storm? Check out our favorite summer bags, below.

Photo courtesy of American Two Shot

Walker, Medium Zip Tote Red, $38, available at American Two Shot.

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Alienina, Woven Cotton Bucket Bag, $200, available at Alienina.

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Susan Alexandra, The Merry Bag, $265, available at Susan Alexandra.

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Sun Jellies, Small Retro Basket Bag, $9.99, available at Urban Outfitters.

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Staud, Moreau Bucket Bag Petal Pink Cherry Red, $375, available at Staud.

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Cult Gaia, Angelou Bag, $298, available at Cult Gaia.

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Charles & Keith, Cylindrical Drawstring Bag, $59, available at Charles & Keith.

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Maria La Rosa, Mignon Handbag, $83, available at Maryam Nassir Zadeh.

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Loeffler Randall, Straw Circle Tote, $295, available at Loeffler Randall.

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& Other Stories, Woven Plastic Tote, $60, available at & Other Stories.

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Future Glory, Rockwell Midi in Yellow, $375, available at Future Glory.

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Sensi Studio, Style #1102, $216, available at Sensi Studio.

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Shop Girl, Transparent Bucket Bag With Wooden Handle, $69, available at Shop Girl.

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Frankie Shop, Ceramic Center Round Rattan Bag, $169, available at Frankie Shop.

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Style Nanda, Drawstring Closure Boxy Basket Bag, $43, available at Style Nanda.

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Alice & Olivia, Donna Watermelon Half Circular Bag, $295, available at Alice & Olivia.