This summer, we’re making up for lost time. As such, it’s important to be able to throw together outfits that not only make you look good, but that make you feel good, too. A good, stylish outfit is about more than pairing tops and bottoms with a pair of fabulous shoes.
Accessories, especially utilitarian accessories like summer handbags, are wonderful outfit finishers that can pull together all the different pieces you’ve chosen to wear. If you’re looking for the perfect additions that will complete all your summer outfits in a variety of contexts, here are some summer fashion tips to consider.
For Beach Days: A Store-it-All Tote
On long, hot summer days when you want nothing more than to escape to the beach for a relaxing day of sand and surf, go for a large-sized tote that can stash all your beach essentials. Our Emily Tote is a beach must-have.
This larger summer bag has the capacity to store a towel, your favorite sunglasses, sunscreen, and a juicy beach read. Don’t let the big bag wear you, though. Pair a fabulous bright colored swimsuit cover up with your favorite bathing suit and hoist your big tote loud and proud. Confidence—and functionality—is the best accessory.
For Summer Travel: A Hands-Free Mini Crossbody
When you get back to traveling this summer, the last thing you want to think about is keeping all your travel documents and money in check. The Jade Mini Crossbody Bag is a great pick for storing your passport, boarding pass, cash—in dollars and the foreign currency of your choice, and your ID.
The crossbody function of this small but mighty bag means that you’ll stay hands-free as you work through the airport or stroll the streets of your newest international destination. Plus, it will stay close to your body and away from potentially handsy pick-pocketers. Style your mini crossbody bag with an airport-chic ensemble: comfy joggers, walking sneakers, and a fabulous denim jacket make for a look that is wearable on the plane but still stylish.
For the Daytime Patio Lunches You’ve Dreamt Of: A Neutral Hobo Bag
The return to restaurants will be oh-so-sweet, and you’re sure to be booked up with numerous patio lunch and brunch invitations. With so many occasions to attend, having a great bag in a neutral but unique colorway and texture is essential. It goes with any outfit because of its color but still looks chic enough to start a conversation.
The Kacey Large Hobo Bag is the perfect companion to any patio outfit. It’s large enough to store all your daily carry and its gorgeous neutral leather goes with any ensemble and any occasion. Whether you’re sporting a daytime midi dress with a woven sandal or are headed for brunch in a pair of straight-leg jeans and a relaxed button-down, this hobo bag will complete the look.
For Going Out With the Girls: A Convertible Bag That Goes Where You Do
When you’re ready to hit the bars or clubs with your crew of friends, having a great summer handbag can make or break your outfit and your night. Go for a “coho” bag that operates as both a crossbody bag and a trendy hobo bag.
Our Elena Coho Bag is a dream of a bag when you’re headed into nightlife. It can be worn as a hobo bag which works well for a more casual bar setting that starts the night. Then, transition to a crossbody bag when you head to a club, so you can keep your handbag close while still staying hands-free for plenty of dancing and sipping on cocktails.
The Elena bag also comes in three unique colorways: peach, vachetta, and white, so you can pick a bold statement color to spice up a minimal going out outfit or go for a neutral handbag to pair with any look. Sport all black with heeled booties for a sultry nightclub vibe, or opt for laidback blue denim and a flowy blouse for an evening bar look.
Summertime is the perfect time to start experimenting with different outfits. And, this summer more than any others, you may be going out more and traveling more to make up for lost time. With all the additional opportunities for dressing up, investing in nice quality summer handbags to pair with any outfit is very important. Choose a bag from Koltov Handbags to help you accessorize all your looks this summer—from beach days to nights out.