12 Summer Bags That’ll Take You Way Beyond the Beach

...and they start under $50 a pop.

Go ahead and call me boring if you want, but when it comes to handbags, I am stubbornly fashion-risk averse. As plain as my streamlined go-tos might be, the classic Mansur Gavriel tote and Everlane crossbody have become wardrobe staples precisely because they blend into the background (a.k.a. my outfit) and let the rest of my look be the focus.

Summer, though, is a different story — one with plot twist that usually puts a whimsical bag at the center of my look. And why not? Summer's best totes and crossbodies are bright, fun, and colorful — everything the season's about — and give basic jeans-and-tee pairings and simple summertime dresses that very same vibe.

Boohoo Straw Tote


 

Rebecca Minkoff Straw Clutch


 

Stella & Dot ‘Tilda’ Crossbody Bag


 

INC International Concepts


 

Stella & Dot ‘Awning’ Clutch


 

Topshop Toucan Tote


 

Kayu ‘Lolita’ Mini Tote


 

Brixton ‘Amalie’ Tote


 

Pitusa Watermelon Crossbody Bag


 

Elizabeth and James ‘Alfonso’ Tote


 

Mango Net Bag


 

Anthropologie ‘What a Catch’ Bag


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