If we've learned anything as trendspotters, reporters, and adopters, it's that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to finding a new handbag.
This is especially true when it comes to the summer 2022 fashion trends. "Summer is the time to experiment with fun colors and fabrications," says Taylor Tomasi Hill, Creative & Fashion Director at AI Shopping Platform, The Yes. She suggests a carefree approach to your accessories and saving practical notions for the fall months. "Go for that bright blue rubber bucket bag you've been eyeing. You can always clean off popsicles and sand," she explains.
If bright blue isn't your thing, rest assured there's an unparalleled variety of something for everyone, from oversized totes to party-girl trinket bags to earthy basket styles. Ahead are the handbag styles heating up now.
Logo Clad Bags
Whether you prefer a large logo stamp or an all-over monogrammed print, these easy-to-spot handbags will complete your summer aesthetic. While durability, longevity, and versatility are important handbag traits, Hill says having a bit of fun is just as essential. From Blumarine's fuzzy handheld purses to Burberry's sleek embossed crossbody style, there are several ways to weave logos into your bag wardrobe.
Straw is a quintessential summer bag material, and this season, the selection of straw and raffia-style bags will be more significant than ever. We love them for their French-girl flare but also their versatility. Hill suggests pairing them with loose trousers or a crisp shirt dress to keep them less beachy and more office-oriented. Alternatively, swap your canvas bag for a straw market tote or use one as a weekender bag for short getaways.
Half Moon Bags
Half-moon bags from your high school days are back again. While they might be a Y2K throwback style, Hill says the summer season's modern iterations are all about vibrant shades and materials with lots of texture, like buttery soft leather, making them incredibly chic. Their crescent-like shape also positions them perfectly under your arm, allowing you to move around hands-free.