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.
Walker, Medium Zip Tote Red, $38, available at American Two Shot.
Alienina, Woven Cotton Bucket Bag, $200, available at Alienina.
Susan Alexandra, The Merry Bag, $265, available at Susan Alexandra.
Sun Jellies, Small Retro Basket Bag, $9.99, available at Urban Outfitters.
Staud, Moreau Bucket Bag Petal Pink Cherry Red, $375, available at Staud.
Cult Gaia, Angelou Bag, $298, available at Cult Gaia.
Charles & Keith, Cylindrical Drawstring Bag, $59, available at Charles & Keith.
Maria La Rosa, Mignon Handbag, $83, available at Maryam Nassir Zadeh.
Loeffler Randall, Straw Circle Tote, $295, available at Loeffler Randall.
& Other Stories, Woven Plastic Tote, $60, available at & Other Stories.
Future Glory, Rockwell Midi in Yellow, $375, available at Future Glory.
Sensi Studio, Style #1102, $216, available at Sensi Studio.
Shop Girl, Transparent Bucket Bag With Wooden Handle, $69, available at Shop Girl.
Frankie Shop, Ceramic Center Round Rattan Bag, $169, available at Frankie Shop.
Style Nanda, Drawstring Closure Boxy Basket Bag, $43, available at Style Nanda.
Alice & Olivia, Donna Watermelon Half Circular Bag, $295, available at Alice & Olivia.