As much as we love a beach bag, we don’t spend our entire summer at the beach (unfortunately!). And because of that we need a summertime purse that has structure and is chic all at once. Read: Let’s put away our black and navy totes til after Labor Day, mmk?
While searching for summer bag inspo, I spotted a slew of our favorite A-list celebrities donning variations of a similar theme—THE bag we all need asap—the white purse. Olivia Culpo, Christie Brinkley, Julianne Hough and Jennifer Lopez are just a few of the celebs seen carrying bright white bags big and small, pairing them with outfits both casual and glam. Side note: Can we all take a hot second to praise the never-aging Brinkley, her adorable Stella McCartney overalls and her to-die-for Mansur Gavriel backpack???
But, back to the white purse. It's the perfect choice for summer because it matches everything—from denim cutoffs to Lily Pulitzer dresses—and it adds just the right dose of sophistication to your ensemble as you head to the office, run errands or join friends for drinks. I’ve rounded 12 perfect options fitting every style below, and the best part is…wait for it…they’re all under $100. You’re welcome!
CHELSEA28 Olivia Faux Leather Tote
Mossimo Laser Cut Tote With Tassel
London Fog Whitby Satchel
Rebecca Minkoff Leo Envelope Clutch
Sole Society Tova
Petra Tote Bag
Lacoste Concept Zip Tote Bag
Kenneth Cole Reaction Headstrong Satchel
Co-Lab Samantha Backpack
H&M Shopper With Clutch Bag
Merona Hobo Bag
Trina Turk Adele Small Tote
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