If you’re anything like me, you’ll agree when I say that even the thought of stepping out without a bag almost makes me feel like a part of my outfit is missing, even if it is as small as a clutch. A bag was first only considered an accessory of convenience, an item useful so you can carry your things easily. But over the years, it has become so much more than just that, and boy, do we love it! Whether we’re talking about our go-to tote bags for work or our favourite blingy date-night clutch, a bag now has the ability to make your outfit look complete. Since the summer is soon approaching we can’t help but list out a few of our favorite kinds of bags you could carry. Summertime dressing is all about keeping it light and flirty, with that in mind, here’s a list of 10 bags that are oh-so-summer worthy you’ll want them in your closet, STAT!

1. Circular Cane Bag

Cane bags are the perfect accessory for an outdoor picnic in the sun, but let’s be real, we don’t have the leisure to do that anymore. So you can wear this statement bag with a floral dress for a pretty brunch at a restaurant that serves bottomless mimosas and eggs benedict. (‘Cause is it really brunch if there aren’t mimosas involved?)

2. Bright Yellow Structured Bag

Yellow and summers go together like, wine and cheese. So a bag in this bright shade is essential. Since yellow is such a light, fun, happy hue pick a more structured bag that will balance out the causal factor of the colour.

3. Colourful Backpack

Summer gives you the excuse to carry bright colours without being OTT. This multi-print backpack is a perfect example of that, perfect to carry to all your things to work while looking just as stylish.

4. Desi Sling Bag

Who said desi bags were only meant for weddings and fancy card parties? We love the subtle design of this easy-to-carry sling bag, plus the muted, yet striking colours make them bags that we’d totally pick for the summer.

5. Floral Box Bag

If you’re a summer girl through and through make sure this bag is on your checklist. There is nothing that spells summer more than a detailed floral design. The one we’re currently crushing on is this box bag that is perfect for the bright season yet oh-so-classy with its structured body.

6. The Chic Sling Bag

If you’re not the floral or the bright OTT kind, then this detailed brown leather bag is perfect for you. It doesn’t fail to make a statement even with its simple design and basic colour.

7. The Mini Tan Backpack

Backpacks FTW! While this one isn’t ideal to carry to work or to a party, it sure is the perfect accessory if you want to make a statement in a simple way. The tan and gold details lend an edge to a fairly simple bag.

8. The Checkered Shopper

After the tote, the shopper is our second favorite in the category of big bags. It’s big enough to fit a puppy and stylish enough to wear to lunch—What else does one need in a bag?!

9. The Classic Tote Bag

Thanks to Isla Fisher‘s character in Confessions of a Shopaholic the tote bag has become a staple in our closets, whether it’s the monsoon, summer or winter. The element that matters most here is the colour of the bag. Brighter, fresh colours are more summer-appropriate while darker, jewel tones are ideal for the winter.

10. PVC Baguette

We are loving this upgrade of the classic baguette! PVC hats, bags, and even jackets have been seen on international runways as well as spotted many times on the streets of New York, Paris and Milan making quite the style statement. As true fashion junkies, it only makes sense to add this to our list of ‘Bags we need, ASAP’.

Which one of these will you try this summer? Let us know in the comments below.

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